Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Edzo’s Burger Shop (1571, Sherman Ave.), will be opening in Evanston any day now. While owner Eddie Lakin waited for city officials to do final inspections and grant their approval, he was hard at work perfecting his French fries. During his quest, he consulted Lula Cafe and Nightwood chef/owner Jason Hammel and Bob Zrenner of Branch 27.
When we stopped in a few week ago, the flavor was spot on, almost Hot Dougesque with touches of potato skin, but the texture was still eluding Lakin. We can’t wait for him to get it right, because once he does, his menu promises a truffle fry and a Taylor Street flavor topped with Al’s Beef gravy, giardinara, and roasted peppers.