Proving Evanston can export more than just self-absorbed journalists and slightly above-average football teams, Edzo's is giving Chicagoans one less reason to take the Purple Line north, now that it's taken its burger craftsmanship and '70s greasy spoon vibe down to Lincoln Avenue
Edzo isn't the name of a creepy clown but of an awesome burger joint with a serious '70s vibe. The patties are made from house-ground chuck that's pressed, griddled, then topped with extras like fried egg or giardiniera relish. The menu includes elevated French fry options -- order them "Crazy" to get a topping of chili, cheese, and chopped onion or "Angry" with four kinds of spices. Edzo's is also known for its milkshakes, which are made the old-fashioned way -- on a slow-mixing spindle machine -- to yield an extra-smooth and creamy texture.