Slideshow: Chicago: Scenes From the 6th Annual Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Welcome to the 2013 Roscoe Village Burger Fest!
Welcome to the 2013 Roscoe Village Burger Fest!

Burger time!

Burger Joint
Burger Joint

Burger Joint dressed their burgers with gyro meat and some feisty Feta, because who doesn't like cheese that wants to fight you?

Stanley's Kitchen and Tap
Stanley's Kitchen and Tap

Stanley's is proud of their proprietary beef blend, and their StanBurger is topped with secret sauce, American and cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion, all on a nice and puffy potato bun.

Leader Bar Drafthouse and Brewery
Leader Bar Drafthouse and Brewery

Leader Bar brought out a few types of burgers, including this California burger with Jack cheese, poblano peppers, ranch dressing, and guacamole to add that West Coast touch.

Banh Mi & Company
Banh Mi & Company

Banh Mi & Company topped their burger with the essential pickled vegetables you normally get on their namesake sandwich, along with a big helping of cilantro.

Square Bar and Grill
Square Bar and Grill

This is like the passing of the burger torch with happy hands sharing the joy of burgerdom. Square Bar and Grill had the most playful burger of the festival, the Belmont burger. It was decked with peanut butter sauce, bacon, fried plantains, and Swiss. Elvis, eat your heart out.

Select Cut Steakhouse
Select Cut Steakhouse

Select Cut Steakhouse's burger looked a bit on the simpler side, but that silky peppercorn sauce stole the show, bringing a hit of salt and sharp black pepper bite with the sweet onions.

Butcher and the Burger
Butcher and the Burger

The cheddar on this burger from Butcher and the Burger probably could have used some more time on the grill, but let's admit it, we've all done this at one point or another. The black-flecked mayo on top was truffle aioli, which added a touch of class to the cow.

Butcher and the Burger review »

Cortland's Garage
Cortland's Garage

The line at Cortland's Garage went way down the street. Their burger was topped with white cheddar, avocado, bacon, onion strings, lettuce, and tomato. Cortland's Garage ended up taking Critic's Choice at the festival.

Griddle Time
Griddle Time

This little legion was destined for some hungry mouths, sizzling and popping away on the griddle.

Goose Island
Goose Island

The little burgers in the previous slide ended up in this finished product: Goose Island's lamb burger topped with feta, arugula, and tzatziki sauce. Mary had a little lamb, once, and then we ate it.

Goose Island Chips
Goose Island Chips

Nothing goes better with a burger than some form of fried potatoes! Crunch, crunch, crunch.

Sad Corn
Sad Corn

This corn is sad because people were eating its brothers and sisters. It's okay, corn. I would be upset too.