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41 North - Northbrook "The Motherlode" returns

Cathy2 | Aug 3, 200312:46 AM


Some years ago, Northbrook Court had a restaurant named the Claim Company. One of their popular offerings was a hamburger called "The Motherlode." What was unique about this hamburger: they had a multitude of toppings which you could select as many or as few as you wanted.

I had completely forgotten about the Motherlode until I visited 41 North (for those with long memories at the old Henrici's Restaurant building). They offer the Forty One North Burger: 9 oz. burger grilled to your specification & served on an egg bun, dark rye, onion roll or whole wheat bun with your choice of toppings American Cheese • Cheddar • Swiss • Mozzarella • Bacon • Sautéed Onions • Raw Onion • Fried Onions • Sautéed Mushrooms • Teriyaki Sauce • BBQ Sauce. Several of us who had been to Claim Company long ago, recognized this offering as the Motherlode.

I have to admit I have stalled at the Motherlode. Though I usually try to split the burger with a friend, then I order a main course salad to split between us as well. I have also had the grilled chicken and tasted somebody's meatloaf. Though I am not a big meatloaf fan, it tasted quite good and was shaped and size of a mini loaf pan ... enough to share or take home for another meal.

This is just a short distance from Charlie Beinlich, another fine burger institution. However, 41 North has a broader menu. So if one must compromise, then 41 North is a pretty good burger.


41 North or Forty One North
445 Skokie Blvd.
847-753-9111 Ph
847-753-9222 Fax


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