Lincoln Park's protein palace
When you want something, they say it's best to go straight to the source, though that implies what you want is the leading international voice for the ever-evolving world of hip-hop music, politics, and culture! For burgers straight from a source not under the stranglehold of Benzino, hit the cleverly named Butcher & The Burger.
From a protein-mad former Duchamp chef
and failed novelist who dated Carrie Bradshaw, dumped her on a Post It note, and "can't write female characters to save his life", B&TB's a 50% meat-monger/50% 30-seat hamburger hawker outfitted with a custom zinc bar, a century-old farm table from the Allegheny mountains, and retro gear including a manually operated 1926 cuber designed for "minute steaks", and mid-19thC Dayton scales.
Patties can also be picked up at the butcher section, along with rotating meatballs & meatloaves, and seasonal offerings of organic whole turkeys and suckling pigs; to ensure you don't screw 'em up there'll be regular hands-on classes culminating in multi-course dinners, and sending participants packing with freshly cut protein, recipes, and appropriate spices, whose decorum prohibits them from telling you what they want, what they really, really want.