Although National Cheeseburger Day has come and gone for 2020, it's always cheeseburger day in Denver, which lays claim to being the birthplace of the meaty marvel: Louis Ballast, owner of the Humpty-Dumpty Barrel Drive-in, trademarked the word "cheeseburger" in 1935.
Today his place is just a memory — and a memorial. But metro Denver is still home to some great cheeseburgers, and Mark Antonation recently served up seven favorites of his list of Best Old-School Burger Joints in Denver.
Readers ate it up in their Facebook comments. Says Chris:
My Brother's Bar is the real deal.
Grandpa's, Crown and Cherry Cricket never disappoint.
Cherry Cricket in Cherry Creek is the bomb.
Grandpa's is a good choice....double cheeseburger...
Beth points out:
Given the impact on our planet, no one should be eating meat these days.
But Joe responds:
In the middle of a pandemic, is there any comfort food better than a great, greasy cheeseburger? Especially if you don't have to make it?
And David concludes:
Good list, Westword. Well done, for once.
But most cheeseburger fans agreed with our picks. What's your favorite old-school cheeseburger? Your favorite burger of any kind in Denver? Post a comment or share your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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