MORE

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

After getting derailed by a rogue electrician, Biker Jim wasn't sure that he'd be open by the first home game of the Colorado Rockies, but after years of hustling wieners from a cartel of downtown carts, he unlocked the doors to his brick-and-mortar, a long labor of love -- and a lifelong dream -- two nights ago, unleashing sausages in a million different manifestations on friends and family.

And they came. And they ate. And they gushed. And Jim, who had originally hoped to open in the fall of last year, couldn't stop beaming. "This is, like, the coolest thing ever," he said, while hopping from table to table last night reuniting with old friends and making plenty of new ones. "Since we're now street food under glass, our new motto is off the streets and into your mouth, and by the looks of things, people are eating it up."

After a VIP party tonight, Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs opens to the public tomorrow at the stroke of 10:30 a.m. -- and he'll stay open till 3:30 a.m.

In the meantime, we were there last night to partake in the wiener romp, and, obviously, we brought back a stash of food porn to make you salivate.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The Waatlander dog: Pork sausage made with white wine and sweet onions, topped with toasted sauerkraut, Dijon cream and beer-battered onions and dusted with tomato-bacon powder.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The yak dog: Red wine-infused, black pepper-specked yak dog crowned with bacon aioli, french-fried onions and crumbled cotija cheese.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

Elk jalapeno dog -- a classic wiener from Jim's cart.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

Hand-cut, housemade fries.

 

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

From the bar, a Colorado Sour, concocted with Stranahan's Whiskey, a smidgen of grenadine, a splash of sour and soda with a cherry and lemon ring.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The Sonoran Dog: Bacon-wrapped, all-natural beef dog, griddled, topped with pinto beans, tomatoes, jalapenos and onions and zigzagged with mustard and mayo.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The off-the-street burger, or, as Jim calls it, the "Dirty Bird." Served on a buttered bun, it's smeared with garlic aioli and apexed with seared poblano peppers, fried green tomatoes, french-fried onions and a yolk-spilling basted egg.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The spicy Southwest buffalo dog.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The High Mountain Burger: Yak, all dolled up with a bacon and red onion marmalade, Stilton blue cheese, garlic aioli, tomatoes and mixed greens.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The Biker Jim kitchen crew.

 

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

Fried macaroni and cheese. Urp!

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The Duck Dog: An herb-laden wiener paved with wasabi aioli and topped with caramelized apples and shavings of Irish cheddar.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

Charred tahini cauliflower, pilfered, says the menu, from a recipe at Udi's.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

The Wiener Wellington: A puff pastry-wrapped ribeye steak brat blanketed with grainy Dijon mustard, sidewalled with mushroom duxelles and served with bordelaise.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

Housemade cheesecake, the flavors of which will change daily.

First look: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Lori Midson

Chef Frank Forbeau, who spent the past six years cooking for metal band members involved in the Vans Warped Tours.

Follow @CafeWestword on Twitter

Use Current Location

Related Location

miles
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

2148 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

720-746-9355

www.bikerjimsdogs.com


Sponsor Content