Bite Me: Ultimate Tailgate Burger

Jake Melnick's burger is big enough for an offensive lineman

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    It might take you the entire game to finish this bad boy.

    Like a doting momma, NBCChicago.com just wants to feed you. Bite Me is our twice-weekly look at the most succulent dishes Chicago has to offer. Read on, eat well.

    September means the start of football season, and football season means drinking beer and eating good, greasy bar food dripping with all sorts of juicy goodness. Jake Melnick's September burger of the month is the perfect way to kick things off.

    What's in it?
    This double-decker burger starts off with a hand-made ground beef patty topped with Jake's house chili and cheddar cheese, then a middle bun and another ground beef patty piled high with shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, jalapeños, pepper-jack cheese and sour cream, finished with a top bun and a buffalo wing garnish, all held in place with a steak knife.

    Suggested pairing
    Keep it simple -- Bud Light

    The chef says:
    "We love football season here at Jakes. It's one of the best places to watch football in Chicago! I wanted to develop a burger for all of our football and burger-of-the-month fans that screams "Ultimate Tailgate." Burgers, beer, chili, nachos and wings all one meal. To me, that's football!" -- Robert Andrea

    How much is it? The Ultimate Tailgating Burger is paired with fries and that Bud Light for $9.95.

    Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior,