The Cherry Cricket

Over its almost eight decades, the Cherry Cricket has morphed from smoky bar to burger institution, consuming adjacent Cherry Creek storefronts along the way. And in 2018, the local legend finally outgrew its birthplace and expanded by opening a second outpost in the Ballpark neighborhood. Luckily, the burgers didn't suffer in the move; the smoky, char-grilled patties taste just a good in new digs and the lengthy list of toppings with which you can personalize them hasn't been edited. True, the beef isn’t dry-aged or grass-fed, and the lettuce and tomato slices aren’t organic (they never were) but that doesn’t matter at the Cricket, where burgers taste the way they did when you were growing up.