Mac's Local Eats
Mac's Local Eats has moved from its original home inside Tamm Avenue Bar in Dogtown to a bigger space in the new Bluewood Brewing in Benton Park. You might need a moment to adjust to the change in scale and decor. When the new location opened in September, owner Chris “Mac” McKenzie told me: “It's really weird, I'm not going to lie. There were, like, seven to eight people on the clock on Saturday, and we weren't running into each other.” Once you bite into Mac's signature burger, though, you will feel right at home. The skinny patties are still a marvel of engineering, both lacy with grill char and packed with dry-aged-beef flavor. Stack 'em high.
Hours: Lunch and dinner Wednesday-Sunday (closed Monday-Tuesday)
Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best