FRESH MEAT: The new local critic takes on the new local burgers
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You eat burgers, have opinions about burgers and publish burger reviews, too. We scoped the Web for your opinions and unearthed these gems.
May 20, 2011 by Chris S. on Yelp
Before I explain my one star rating, let me tell you that I have been enjoying Conway’s for almost 15 years now. They were my favorite and practically a tradition. I’m not completely certain, but my co-workers and I suspect that they shrunk the patties. They are thinner and more dry than they used to be. It could be because they have been overcooked lately, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt on that one.
Burgers & Fries
Aug. 14, 2011 by TheMarcusGuy on Trip Advisor
Two separate visits have caused me to conclude that the best way to enjoy a Five Guys Burger is after letting it rest, just as every fine cut of beef should. The extra bit of steaming that occurs in the wrapper, when left for 5 or so minutes, melds the flavors together providing a burst of juicy flavor that will rival most any Kobe Beef burger, but without the expense. A burger with lots of toppings, serve quick, surrounded by bags and bags of fresh peanuts... this is a carnivore’s delight. I must, however, use this moment to confess, that while I liked the seasoned fries... I love McDonald’s fries... they make me smile!
King’s Chef Diner
Sept. 15, 2011 by Nick A. on Yelp
Take my advice; get the Green Chili Cheeseburger, then ask them to add fried egg and bacon to it. Yes, you will most likely look like a gluttonous pig, and particularly disgusting if you choose to pick it up and eat it with your hands like I usually do; but as people watch on in horror and shield their children, you will be eating what is possibly one of the single greatest meals I have ever head.
Jan 31, 2010 by mkb21975 on
The Springs Best. A group of us (6) went on a Best Burger tour over 3 months. Hands down Drifters is on top. While the restaurant is pretty simple, the burgers challenge the taste buds. Dare you to try the big one!
The burger is an American art form, and every American has favorites. Personally, a good buffalo burger will melt my heart every time, but I love the fact that with all its various incarnations, I could eat a different burger every day for weeks and never get bored.
In fact, my first assignment as dining critic at The Gazette thrilled me for just that reason. I got to eat burgers for work — and some of the most talked-about new burgers in town, at that.
The results were mixed, though no bite was completely regretted. What struck me the most was the contradiction. Each burger had such an extremely different character, and yet, each spoke to some facet of Colorado Springs, whose character is as varied and, at times, contradictory as our burger selections.
Crave Real Burgers
7465 N. Academy Blvd., 264-7919, craverealburgers.com
The Colorado burger - $11
with shredded lamb, poblanos, onions, pepper jack, avocado, chipotle mayo and tomato. Served with Fries, sweet-potato fries ($1 upcharge), slaw or a side salad
Burger character: This handsome frat boy has never backed down from a keg stand.
Summit at The Broadmoor
19 Lake Circle, 577-5896, broadmoordining.com
Emma’s Farm Wagyu beef burger - $27
with Stilton cheese, radicchio, pickled apple and green slaw. Served with Artfully arranged, traditional fries with smoky homemade ketchup
Burger character: This Wagyu burger would have been executed by Q for James Bond, a man who can taste shaken from stirred blindfolded.
101 N. Tejon St., 203-5072, rabbitholedinner.com
White cheddar Juicy Lucy all-bacon burger - $11
with jalapeño marmalade and herb mustardServed with A fine but forgettable sweet-potato cake
Character of burger: The Juicy Lucy is your super-cool but occasionally flaky hipster buddy.