By Eddie Matney
Chicago Hamburger Co. on Indian School Road. I’m addicted.
The upside: this place is delicious. The downside: they’re not cheap, and you might have to park on 38th street. I keep ordering the hot dog and french fries, and this place proves that just because a joint smells like a dirty fryer doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome. The fries are perfectly greasy, and the natural-casing hot dog is divine with mustard and onions. And the sliders? The sliders are always hot and would knock the crown off of White Castles. Turns out Chicago Hamburger Co. is home of the Original Windy City Slider.
And I bring my kids for one simple reason (and no, it’s not the pinball machines, though those are fun, too). They serve old-fashioned handmade milkshakes. Last time I was in there, I grabbed my food when it came up at the window, sat down, and watched some of the game in perfect peace. (Luckily for me, they usually keep a couple of TV's tuned to news or sports.)
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Chef Eddie Matney is the owner of Eddie's House in Scottsdale.