02 Dec 2015, Posted by SpritzBurger in SpritzBurger News
December Collision

Baby, it’s cold outside… So come warm up with our new #CollisionBurger! Chefs Shah and Yamada have created a “Bombay Breakdown Burger” featuring a savory beef and lamb patty topped with a tomato chutney, pickled red onions, a pickled mango aioli, and greens, nestled between a toasted brioche bun.

December’s Collision Burger comes to us from Chicago-native and guest Chef Zeeshan Shah. Shah’s father is from India, and his mother from Minnesota, so he’s got that wild rice style AND that pakora throwdown, but you can’t look at him and know he can bring it in English, Urdu and Hindi. He helped open The Bristol and The Custom House, and was Chef de Cuisine at Old Town Social for a few years. These days when he’s not running The Biscuit Man inside the Long Room, Zeeshan can usually be found sleeping or eating; dreaming of the next incarnation of food his Indian grandmother taught him to prepare.

In addition to his current position at Long Room, Chef Shah is also involved with current concept “Bombay Breakdown” with friend and co-chef Yoshi Yamada. Chef Yamada is from NYC, where he worked at Babbo and Co., the Sullivan Street Bakery’s pizza joint. After spending a year in Bombay on a Fulbright grant, he rolled out an Indian street food stand, Dadar Station, at the Brooklyn Flea. This is his second iteration in Chicago; back in the day he cooked at Lula Cafe and Blackbird. He will happily honk upon request.

The Bombay Breakdown concept focuses on Indian-ish foods and pops up around the city at markets like the Logan Square Farmer’s Market, Sauced night market, as well as at shared kitchen spaces like Sidecar and Ampersand at Kinmont. Their very next pop up will be on Saturday, December 12, at Sidecar and will be featuring burgers and fries, which makes this the perfect month to feature one of their burgers at SpritzBurger! We’re happy to have them!

Happy Holidays!

Dan, Steve, and Gale


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