In-N-Out Burgers Inc.

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    April 21, 2014

    Inside the drug culture at Coachella

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    BurgerFi, a "better burger" joint, will open on Broadway

    When will the mooing stop? Anyone who lives in Denver, around Denver, even miles from Denver, knows that the last thing this city needs is another burger barn, but that's not stopping cattle herders from other cities from stampeding our stamping grounds with the next latest and greatest burger mania ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating an In-N-Out clone?

    A friend of mine -- a bona fide burger baron -- turned me on to this burger joint, which, he insisted, flipped a burger that was the closest meat-between-the-bun he'd ever eaten that mimicked a famed burger from In-N-Out. It wasn't quite quite an In-N-Out burger, but I agree that it comes very, very ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Amy Sayles, pastry chef of Panzano: "I won't stop until each dessert on the menu is the best I can make it"

    Amy Sayles Panzano 909 17th Street 303-296-3525 What do you enjoy most about your craft? I get to be imaginative by creating art with food, and I get to create new and exciting flavors for people who might have never thought to try X and Y together. This is part two of my in ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Readers: Forget Steak 'n Shake. Where's In-N-Out Burger? White Castle?

    Two years ago, Denver's first Steak 'n Shake in decades opened in Centennial to big crowds and the kind of frenzy we wouldn't see again until, well, Dunkin' Donuts opened here in August. By then, though, the two metro Steak 'n Steak stores were embroiled in legal wrangles that ultimately saw their f ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Guess where I'm eating drunken noodles?

    My teenager is currently on a Thai food kick, which couldn't make me happier, because next week, when we're in California on vacation, it's going to be all In-N-Out, all the time, at least if he has his way. In the meantime, we Thai-d one on at this iconic Denver joint that still produces noteworthy ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Burger King brings back the California Whopper -- and rolls out Cinnabon

    For all of the menu items that Burger King has come up with over the years, the Whopper has survived as a staple for good reason: The signature grilled hamburger tastes about as close as fast-food customers are gonna get to a flame-broiled, backyard burger. And even when ingredients are added to mak ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Top five chain-restaurant burgers -- completely naked!

    A great burger needs to stand on its own, a Westword reader noted last week in response to my review of Red Robin's Burger Works, a new concept that the Colorado-based chain tried out at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton before rolling it outside Colorado state lines. That means the burger has to ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Reader: Trader Joe's is finally coming. Would you drive to Boulder to shop there?

    It's official: Yesterday, Trader Joe's confirmed that it will open its first Colorado location at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder: a 14,000-square-foot store that is slated to open in 2013 at 1906 28th Street, where an Applebee's is currently located. Although the future Boulder store isn't ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Reader: Park Meadows could use some new food spots

    It's all about suburbia today. After reviewing Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, Laura Shunk went on a hunt for the "Five best places for lunch near the Tech Center," which inspired a number of suggestions -- some of them ethnic joints, which she'd said were in short supply in the southern 'burbs. The n ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Year in review: Denver's biggest food stories in 2011

    Denver foodbeasts who eat up the city's culinary scene had plenty to chew on in 2011: Big-name chefs who abruptly closed their restaurants; other chefs who walked out; a restaurant that burst into flames -- and rose from the ashes; a very public divorce; and sadly, unfathomably, a beloved restaurate ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Top five pitches for John Hickenlooper and Michael Hancock to use on California businesses

    Eat this, In-N-Out.​In a repeat of a trip he made with then-governor Bill Owens back in 2003, Governor John Hickenlooper is now winging his way to California. He and new Denver mayor Michael Hancock are officially trying to encourage businesses there to expand to Colorado -- and, unofficially, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Amos Watts, exec chef of Jax-Denver, on Casa Bonita, English peas and cheese

    Amos Watts Jax Fish House Denver 1539 17th Street 303-292-5767 The French Laundry, Thomas Keller's culinary temple in Napa, gets plenty of accolades, but Cyrus, a petite restaurant in the artsy Sonoma town of Healdsburg, is even better, insists its legion of junkies. And ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Behold...Denver's first Steak 'n Shake!

    Lori MidsonThis guy -- and hundreds of others -- waited hours for a burger at Denver's first Steak 'n Shake.​ "I've been waiting five years for this!" screeched a woman who couldn't stop trembling. And Jeremy Smallwood was grinning from ear to ear, despite the fact that he had been sitting idl ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Denver's ten best burgers

    The Steakburger​This town is already stuffed with burgers, and today another meaty addition joined the ranks: Steak 'n Shake, which opened in Centennial. While we have no doubt that this link in the Midwestern chain will quickly endear itself to Denverites, the Steak 'n Shake burger has some f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Reader: In-N-Out is the best of the worst, and that's not good enough

    Double your fun with a double-double.​Today's the day you can have a shipment of In-N-Out double-double burgers sent to your home in In-N-Out-deprived Colorado -- if you're willing to pay $50, plus shipping, for two of them. Deal, but no deal, says Devin: I love In-N-Out, but it is like a ni ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Simon Purvis, exec chef of EDGE, on love, sarcasm, smart arses and the customer he thought he murdered

    Lori Midson​This is part one of my interview with Simon Purvis, executive chef of EDGE at the Four Seasons. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Simon Purvis EDGE at the Four Seasons 1111 14th Street 303-389-3000 Simon Purvis is siz ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant, if you're Dee

    ​Cafe Society served up five Guess Where contests last week, featuring everything from Russo's Kitchen Tavern, which pours Nora beer, to a platter of In-N-Out burgers (which means Lori Midson definitely wasn't eating in Denver) to this plate of African cuisine, including goat meat. For corr ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Reader: Your In-N-Out Burger photo is just cruel!

    ​Denver has a lot of great burger joints (see our Five Best Burgers list here), but one iconic chain remains elusive. And just a photo of its burgers was enough to get readers salivating -- and Steveo65 fuming: There should be a law against posting pictures of In-N-Out when the closest one is ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Golden Spoon opens this weekend in Stapleton

    ​There are several frozen-yogurt shops opening soon in Denver, but possibly none so ambitious as Golden Spoon, which will open its first Mile High City outpost -- and fifth Colorado location -- this weekend in Stapleton at 7505 East 35th Avenue. And Mike and Julie Haslar, the franchisees behin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Reader: Nothing beats a good burger. But where is Denver's best?

    Is this the best burger in Denver?​The news that Steak 'n Shake is finally coming to town -- Centennial, to be exact, with a ground-breaking this month -- has fans of this iconic Midwestern burger drooling. Consider this from Lynn: Thank god there is finally good food coming to Denver! There ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Ho boy! Denver is getting a Steak 'n Shake!

    Bring home the burger and shake, baby!​What may very well be the greatest of all American burger chains is coming to Denver. Well, not Denver, exactly, but close enough. And, no, it's not In-N-Out, although that, too, will come to Denver at some point in our lifetime. But not yet. Instead, we ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Five Guys burgers tie with In-N-Out; McDonald's at the bottom of the McBarrel

    Consumer Reports gives Five Guys a high-five.​Consumer Reports takes on fast-food burgers in its October issue, and the results aren't good for the world's burger behemoth. The magazine asked 28,000 subscribers for their opinion on fast-food burgers, and McDonald's came in last -- by a margin ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Zagat Fast Food Survey gives high marks to local chains Chipotle and Red Robin

    ​Everyone loves to hate on fast-food chains -- but even restaurant ratings experts like Zagat recognize their utility in a rundown now and then. The restaurant rating aggregator just released its third annual survey of fast food faves:

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    July 14, 2010

    1515 Restaurant exec chef Chuck James on Miracle Fruit, James Beard and cheeseburgers

    Lori MidsonChuck James, executive chef of 1515 Restaurant​It's just after eight on a Tuesday night when Chuck James slides into a booth after a long day on the line at 1515 Restaurant. He lets a heavy sigh escape before he springs into conversation. "This is the highlight of my career," he say ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    IKEA groundbreaking: Store's pros far outweigh cons, says Centennial

    A Flickr photoA sign of the times for Centennial.​Yesterday, we told you about the literal countdown to the IKEA groundbreaking ceremony, set for 11 a.m. today. Look below to see a graphic of the site and an IKEA release featuring more details. Unfortunately, the event isn't open to the publi ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Jeff Osaka of twelve

    Lori Midson​This is part two of my interview with Jeff Osaka, exec chef of twelve. You can read part one of my interview with Osaka here. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: I don't have any rules per se. The only thing I ask from my kitchen staff is to pay attention and be respectful. There's ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    In-N-Out Burger: worshipping at the mecca of meat

    ​ I touched down in Las Vegas Saturday night, went to Avis to get a huge SUV for the weekend, and immediately headed to the meat mecca, a shrine that calls our name. In-N-Out Burger. This wasn't the first burger chain to make it in Southern California, but it was the best. Still privately own ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Dodger Talk host treats Denver like a joke

    Ken Levine.​Ken Levine, the host of the Los Angeles Dodgers post-game radio show called Dodger Talk, is a comedy writer whose TV credits include Cheers, Frasier and The Simpsons -- good shows all. But Denverites may not be terribly amused by his latest offering, a blog headlined "Things To Do ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Meet Mr. Burger: Tom Ryan of Smashburger

    ​Smashburger has long been a point of contention in Denver's highly competitive cheeseburger scene.  There are those out there who love the place all out of proportion -- swearing up and down that it is our answer to In-N-Out, that it is the long-awaited Chipotle for the American food ent ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    July 30, 2009

    Smashburger goes big

    Mark Manger​Yesterday I was called out of a very important Cafe strategy meeting at the Fainting Goat to take a call from a fellow scribbler, up against a deadline at the Chicago Tribune and looking for a few words about local chain Smashburger. "Tell me," he said, "on a scale of one to ten w ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    California fast food more In than Out in Colorado

    So close and yet so far away.Colorado has plenty of homegrown fast-food and fast-casual chains to keep locals happy. There's Chipotle, Qdoba, Smashburger, Einstein Bagels and Quiznos just to name a few. But Coloradoans also love their California fast food, and we've made some gains in the past few ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Shmuck of the Week: Anyone wearing stripes

    I was feeling a little Shmuck Light this week, unsure that anyone had really risen their shmuck game to a level deserving of this honor, which is fast becoming the Teen Choice Awards of the half-baked-insult-blog world. I engaged our Twitter friends, and even they, at first, were a little unsure. ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Zpizza to open z doors in Greenwood Village

    I haven't admitted this to a lot of people, but I recently returned from hanging with Mickey and the gang at Disneyland, which actually went better than i'd imagined it would. Save for the restaurants, which sucked, except for In-N-Out Burger, which simply sucks in prey, including my nine-year-old s ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Broncos-Saints Preview: Things that may or may not slow down Reggie Bush

    Reggie Bush prepares to take the snap from girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The 1-1 2-0 Broncos host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Invesco, which means the Broncos' defense, not an impressive bunch thus far, will have to slow down Saints running back Reggie Bush, whose less-than-mind-blowing stats ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008
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    February 2, 2006

    Buns on the Run

    Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger

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    July 14, 2005

    Second Helping

    Old School Burgers

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    July 22, 2004

    Bite Me

    Kelly's Lune Eclipse

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    February 12, 2004

    Bite Me

    Social Studies

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    January 22, 2004

    Bite Me

    Building a Better Burger

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    January 1, 2004

    Bite Me

    Big, Fat Fun