Hopdoddy and "the city share a similar philosophy of supporting a mindfully-sourced agricultural economy and preserving the artisan crafts of food, beer and spirits," Mesches says. "Hopdoddy is privileged to be a part of the community."
To keep things local, the recipe for the buns was slightly reformulated for high-altitude baking (rather than bringing pre-baked buns from Texas), and even the gluten-free buns are made in the burger bar's kitchen. Also house-made: triple-fried Kennebec fries and limoncello and triple sec for the bar, which focuses on Colorado craft beers and spirits for the Denver location.
Unlike many other fast-casual restaurants, Hopdoddy makes sure you have a table before you get your food. While this can create a line, "We give tastes and you can also get a cocktail while in line." Mesches notes. Let's hope those lines don't start forming too early on Monday, when Hopdoddy will open for lunch.
Here's a look at what you can expect once the doors open.
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