Six years after the original Snarfburger opened, it's getting two Denver siblings. The first, at 2535 Federal Boulevard, opened earlier this month in a funky, mid-’60s building (most recently a Western Union) with a zigzag roof and just about enough room inside to eat your burger the way it was intended — with elbows out to keep the grease from running down your wrists. It's right next door to a new Snarf's that opened earlier this summer, so you can pull in and make a last-minute decision on subs or burgers.
Snarf's isn't standing still, either. Its new counter in the A Concourse at Denver International Airport will be christened on August 21, along with a new Brother's BBQ and a Breckenridge Brewery bar.
As exciting as a new burger joint seems, even more exciting is the pricing. A single Snarfburger will set you back just $4.25 — and that includes two kinds of cheese and all the standard burger accoutrements. A double goes for $6.25, and you can add fancy things like a slice of fried bologna, bacon, avocado, mushrooms or Hatch green chiles for 50 cents to $1.50. And if you're going with picky kids, you can grab them a grilled cheese sandwich for a mere $1.25.
At one time, the corner of Federal Boulevard and West 25th Avenue was the center of a magic breakfast burrito triangle, where Santiago's, Jack-N-Grill and Araujo's fought a price war for the cheapest burritos. With Jack-N-Grill now gone, it's good to see Snarf's and Snarfburger drawing more diners back to the neighborhood.