When it comes to a great, juicy burger Denver has you covered. According to Thrillist’s list of “Colorado’s 23 Best Burgers,” eight of the state’s absolute best are in Denver proper. Here’s what the food and drink website had to say about a couple of them:
“The Butcher Burger” at Butcher’s Bistro
“Actually, you never know exactly what you’re getting when you order the burger here, because it changes all the time, according to the dry-aged cuts Chef Tyler Holzheimer happens to be working with and the toppings, from Polish sausage to Parmesan, that his crew decides to pile on the sturdy-but-soft City Bakery bun. Sometimes the daily grind isn’t beef at all, but the juiciest ground Colorado lamb you’ve ever sunk your teeth into, accented by tangy goat cheese and brilliant mint pesto. In any case, it’s further evidence that this place is one of Denver’s most sensational newcomers by far.”
“The Cricket Burger” at The Cherry Cricket
“Leaving The Cricket off any list of Denver’s best burgers would be like leaving Casablancaoff a list of the greatest movies ever made: a painfully obvious d**k move. The grill-cooks here are as seasoned as the 80/20 chuck itself, so even if you went out of your way to come up with the weirdest topping combo ever placed on a sesame-seed bun — say, green chile, grape jelly, and sauerkraut (see: “d**k move”) — the foundation would still be pretty damn solid. Here’s looking at you, Cricket burger with peanut butter and a fried egg, the way it should be. “
Other burgers that gained praise in the state were the house-grind burger at Blackbelly Market in Boulder, and the simple cheeseburger at Fatbelly Burgers in Carbondale.
This local update courtesy of your Denver South Community Expert.