On New Year's Day from 6a-2pm, Lockwood will be offering a special hangover cure in the form of the Ugly Burger. Two patties of Slagel Farms beef with cheddar & American cheese, crispy bacon, chili and a fried egg. The description alone is a mouthful but this inspirational burger has a perfect balance that allows you to enjoy and taste the quality of each component, without any one single ingredient coming off as too much. We were lucky to preview a tasting of the special menu, and the burger is so delicately put together, that you really don't need to add anything else.
Finally, pair either of these dishes with Lockwood's Bloody Mary if you can handle it. They have prepared a special version of this classic going so far as to barrel age Belvedere unfiltered vodka in Minnesota Oak Barrels for eight weeks. The vodka is infused with hot peppers, celery, onions, olives , lemons, limes and peppercorns. Seems like a lot but when combined with the house made bloody mix comprised of tomato juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, Guinness and Tabasco you get a delightful sweet taste on the front of your pallet with a spicy and peppery finish any Boody Mary fan would love. The balance plays out so well on your pallet that even the garnish of bacon, olive, cheese and salami absorb the flavor and allow you to savor it as you eat them as well.
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We'd like to thank the friendly staff at Lockwood for their great service, especially our waiter Jamal who went out of his way to explain all the details of our food.
With New Year's around the corner and all the parties happening this month, you're sure to have at least one day when you need a hangover cure. If you happen to be staying in Chicago, there will be no shortage of New Year's day specials in the city, make sure you stop by Lockwood to not only experience the special menu but to indulge in this fancy lobby gem. You won't regret it.