New eatery in Hinsdale
Angel Galindo (left) and John Gomez work in Urban Counter, the new restaurant that opened adjacent to the BP gas station, at Ogden Avenue and York Road in Hinsdale. | Kimberly Fornek—Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 4, 2013 6:06AM
HINSDALE — The BP gas station on the northwest corner of Ogden and York expanded to the west and Urban Counter opened in the space Dec. 15.
The restaurant sells hamburgers, sandwiches, soups and salads to eat there or to go.
“All our food is locally produced and purchased,” such as Vienna Beef and Gonnella bread, said the restaurant manager Steven Trynoha.
“Everything is made to order, so expect an extra minute wait for extra flavor,” Trynoha said.
In addition to standards such as a Reuben and a tuna salad sandwich, the menu includes “the Mariano,” consisting of Italian sausage and cold cuts, a veggie burger and “sliders.” The 2-ounce steak burgers, or sliders, are sized for smaller appetites and children.
Trynoha said the staff recommends anything with bacon because they hand slice the bacon.
“It’s at least a quarter-inch thick.”
Prices range from $1.99 for a slider to $6.99 for the Southwest salad with grilled chicken.
The restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
Under a cooperative agreement with the new restaurant owners, the Pride convenience store in the gas station no longer sells hot dogs and soups,
Urban Counter is associated with Black Dog Corp., which provides food service to Chicago airports. An Urban Counter restaurant already exists at 1221 S. Wabash in Chicago.~.