Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Celebrate the Day of the Mushroom Tomorrow at Big Chef Burgers

April 16 is the Day of the Mushroom. Celebrate at Big Chef Burgers (1602 E. Algonquin Rd., 847-221-8539, Schumburg) with a delicious Mushroom and Bufalo Mozzarella Neapolitan Pizza ($10 on the 16th; normally $12) or an amazing huge 1/2 pound gourmet burger with mushrooms, your choice of cheese and bun.

Looking for the best and biggest, try the signature Big Chef, one pound of fresh ground Angus beef, topped with cheese, grilled onions, wild mushrooms, bacon, lettuce and tomato ($20).

 Why Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are one of the most exciting and versatile categories of food. They instantly turn a plain pizza or burger into a gourmet feast. But most people aren’t aware of how glorious the world of mushrooms is.

Did you know that the popularity of foraged wild and cultivated specialty mushrooms can be attributed to a change in mushroom farming in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time, owners of mushroom farms and wild mushroom hunters began to introduce the public to unique varieties of fungi that most people had never seen before. It is hard to imagine a time when the meaty portobello wasn’t a household name; but without this big boy, we would still be feasting on snowy white buttons.
Check out their food menu here.


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