Heartland Cafe – Almost Health Food!

June 14 2007 - 1:32 PM

Last night I stopped in at the Heartland Cafe with a good friend of mine who had just moved to town.  In many ways it was a perfect welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner, soaking in the Rogers Park summer from the shade of their front patio and quenching our thirst with their fine local beers.  For the main course, my friend tried the buffalo burger, while I went for the grilled cheese sandwich with avocado and tomato.

It was a perfect example of those inflatable water slide almost-healthy meals that places like
the Heartland specialize in, with its fresh tomatoes and whole wheat
bread offset by the rich melted pepper jack.  Delicious.  The waiter
even claimed that my friend’s burger was more or less healthy, as
buffalo is apparently “better for you” than beef.  Who knew?
Apparently at the Heartland Cafe you can enjoy a big juicy burger and
still sleep easy knowing that it wasn’t quite as bad for you as it
might have been. There’s something to be said for that.

Heartland Cafe
7000 N Glenwood Ave