Drink of the Week

With seventeen wines by the glass and a fully stocked bar, Max Burgerworks is no greasy spoon. Heck, if all burger joints were this inviting, maybe I wouldn't be a vegetarian. But you don't need to like meat to love Max Burgerworks. The other afternoon, I devoured a divine portobello-mushroom burger (there are thirteen juicy versions for carnivores, too), and washed it down with a dark-pink Max Martini ($7). Made with Absolut Vodka, Chambord and Izze Blackberry, a Boulder-made sparkling fruit juice, this signature martini is served up and garnished with a lemon twist. The light-filled Max Burgerworks -- brought to us this past summer by the guys behind Zaidy's Deli -- packs in the suits during lunch hour and draws loft dwellers, theatergoers and tourists to its 4-to-6 p.m. weekday happy hour, which features you-call two-for-one drinks and discounts on sliders, onion rings and more. So while this place isn't enough to make me start eating beef again, I'll be back soon for another Max Martini, along with a plate of hand-cut french fries.


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