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WineChannelTV and 70 Years of Legendary Hackney Hamburgers

The Food Network got their top list of famous Hamburger places right for sure. Hackney’s Restaurant has been known for the past 70 years for their infamous burgers and more.

I’ve been visiting this legendary burger joint in Wheeling, IL, which has four locations,  since I was young enjoying their infamous Hackneyburger served on rye bread and fried onion loaf.

When I tweeted that I would be visiting, the owner was informed within twenty minutes, only with the power of twitter!

I’m guessing he found me since I was the only one enjoying some delicious wine with my burger… I went with his Fetzer Cabernet Sauvignon, and it’s smooth blackberry and juicy cherry notes were a perfect match to the juicy Hackneyburger.

Watch this video to see what makes Hackney’s so special according to the owner, “Geege” , who’s daughter Katie also happens to be featured in the new series on TLC  ,”Little Chocolatiers”.

PS…Stay tuned tomorrow to see what else, besides the burgers, has people coming in every weekend and happens to be about 93 years old!




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  • April 5, 2010

    70 years! Wow, that is an awesome span. Congrats Geege! Hackney’s Restaurant is definitely a place I’d like to visit.

    And his Just Jess answer about sharing his choice of wine with his wife…precious.

    Great show!


  • April 7, 2010

    Thank-you Martin! Yes this is truly a one of a kind place!

    Check out my post today on Dorothy, their legendary piano player who is 93 years old!

    Wait till you hear her play!