Food & Drink

Burger nirvana in Portage Park

Though it'll quite possibly be your physical state after dining there, Leadbelly, an inventive burger joint, takes its name (and the names of its burgers) from legendary bluesman Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, continuing a musical vibe throughout thanks to black & white portraits of Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain, and flatscreen TVs playing music videos (remember those?)

If this is your last meal, it's fitting that it’s the Gallow’s Pole: a 7oz house-ground beef & pork belly burger with caramelized mushrooms & onions, smashed taters, Swiss, and bearnaise sauce, all on a house-baked sesame seed bun.