When the Kokoro outpost at Sixth and Broadway closed last year, the space was quickly snapped up by Five Star Burgers, an outfit out of Taos, New Mexico that already has several metro area spots, including one at the Streets of SouthGlenn. Now this Five Star Burgers is open, slinging its signature green-chile burgers near the heart of downtown.
Five Star's chief innovation is the "crispy green chile"-- a daunting slab of its normally liquid green chile breaded, fried and stacked precariously on patties of natural Black Angus beef and toasted brioche buns. But while assorted green chile and cheddar-slathered burgers with a Southwestern flair are the main draw here, housemade turkey, lamb and even crab burgers are also on the board. And each month brings a new sandwich usually inspired by a different culture, be it the tangy remoulade of New Orleans or Guinness-glazed onions for a taste of the Irish.
Five Star sources its beef from California-based Harris Ranch and its buns and Hatch chiles from New Mexico -- but it also has a selection of local beers on tap at the bar that's smack-dab in the dining room, everything from Avery IPA to New Belgium's 1554.
See photos of Five Star Burgers' cozy new space and May's Burger of the Month are on the following page.