Best Burgers: Chicago and the ‘Burbs

Chicago food writer Julie Chernoff shares her favorite burger joints in Chicago and on the North shore. On DMK from the article…

“They’re all great, but the Bison (goat cheese, pickled onions and blueberry BBQ sauce) and the Salmon (ginger & scallions, Asian slaw, red Thai curry sauce) burgers will curl your toes.”

Read the entire article from Make It Better here


DMK & Hinterland Beer Dinner Benefiting Make-A-Wish

On Monday, July 30th, we’re partnering with Hinterland Beer from Green Bay for a 4-course beer dinner, with 100% of proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.

1st Course – Brown sugar bacon-wrapped figs with Wisconsin goat cheese, Luna Coffee Stout. 2nd Course – House-made Italian sausage slider and pesto fries, Hinterland Amber Ale. 3rd Course – Cherry relish slider and Wisconsin cheddar fries, Door County Cherry Wheat. Dessert – Deconstructed lemon meringue pie, Hinterland IPA.

What better way to give back than by enjoying American craft beer and DMK food with friends? Help us send Andres – a very special 16-year-old Chicagoan diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – to Disney World this summer. Seatings are available at 6:00pm and 8:30pm – email mshort@dmkrestaurants.com to reserve your spot (it’ll fill up fast)!


Brand new rotating tap in Lakeview

Allagash Victor – one of our favorite beers of the summer – is now on the rotating draft line at DMK Lakeview. The brewers added over 100 lbs. of cabernet franc grapes to the mash of this delicious Belgian-style Strong Ale. Combine that with the use of wine yeast for fermentation and you have a fruit-forward, 9% ABV beer with a dry finish of a fine red. Also a great beer to pair with food; I would recommend the #6. A portion of proceeds from every bottle sold is donated to the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Allagash’s hometown of Portland, Maine. Drink up!


Dogfish Head 120 Minute now in Lakeview

It doesn’t come around very often (this is the 1st time we’ve had it), so you better take advantage while it’s here. Dogfish Head’s world famous 120 Minute IPA is on draft now in Lakeview. Clocking in at 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, 120 Minute is by far the biggest IPA ever brewed. It’s easy to see why they call this beer THE HOLY GRAIL for hopheads…