Burgers! Burgers! Burgers! As summer heats up, so does America's obsession with burgers. And Denver not only has a number of stand-alone spots that serve up decent burgers, but several Denver-based chains devoted to burgers, as well as many national chains -- including Steak 'n Shake, which just entered the market last fall.
For this week's Chef and Tell, Lori Midson interviewed Thomas Salamunovich, founder of Larkburger, and the comments are flying about those burgers.
And Jenn Wohletz wrote about Red Robin's Burger Works, a streamlined version of the original, which debuted in November at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
Good new burger joint for the most part. Fries were tasty but a bit thin for me. Will definitely give Smashburger a run for their money. But let me give all the hamburger makers out there a bit of advice. A hamburger should taste good without anything on it. That's right, it's about how the meat tastes. One of the best burgers ever was (cue the haters) the Mcdonald's MCBlt. Now, I know it's a fast food burger, but what they got right was the seasoned meat; they had the right combinations of seasoning in the meat so they wouldn't cook out and they complemented the burger with cheese, tomato and lettuce.
That's it: So simple but so good. Again, for any future hamburger joints, focus on how the burger tastes naked. If it rocks without any of the superfluous stuff we put on them after the fact, no matter what you put on it it will be good.
We're looking for the naked truth on the best burgers in town. What's your favorite chain burger in Denver? What's your favorite burger overall?
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.