Wammy’s Kitchen open, burgers, menu and more

Helena V Berbie
In late August, owner and chef Sandra Pearson opened Wammy's Kitchen, seen here on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Rockford. Next to Pearson on the counter is her signature Wammy's Gourmet Burger with Shrimp.

ROCKFORD — For those craving classic American cuisine with a twist, Wammy’s Kitchen is here with unique menu items and an owner out to impress. 

Since opening Wammy’s at 1222 S. Alpine Road on Sunday, owner Sandra Pearson has been able to share her Wammy Burger and more with the world.

The Wammy Burger features the standard toppings — lettuce, tomato, and pickles — but catches customers by surprise with two types of cheeses, shrimp, sauteed mushrooms and onions. 

“They just love it,” Pearson said. “You will have to hold it with two hands and you will have to cut it to eat it. Most people have to cut it to eat because you can’t just eat the whole burger.” 

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Owner and chef Sandra Pearson prepares her signature Wammy's Gourmet Burger with Shrimp on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at Wammy's Kitchen in Rockford.

While the Wammy Burger stands out as Pearson’s signature item and a customer favorite, the gourmet stuffed baked potatoes are a close second. Pearson stuffs them with bacon and shrimp.

The menu also features a foot-long polish and a pasta salad that comes with shrimp. 

“I’ve always been creative and it just came to me, you know, just to add something different to it,” Pearson said. 

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