Monday, January 31, 2011
January's Better Denver Burger: The Cherry Cricket
"If Cherry Creek North is the diamond, we're the flaw." The Cherry Cricket knows this, and they're proud of it. It's one of these things that's not like the other. It's unique, quintessential, and legendary. It's history.
That's sort of the Cherry Cricket story. We're talking about the Denver dive burger joint that has been around since 1950- when all that Cherry Creek is now, never was. There were no boutique shops, restaurants or expensive urban lofts. There were no high-rise office buildings or hotels. Just The Cherry Cricket.
This is day 1 of the Denver Burger- and almost 60 years down the road it's still not only located, but also defining of the 200 block in Cherry Creek North. The place that always has a line probably always will, and it's because bottom line- they make a great burger. And Denver loves their burgers.
What's different about the Cricket is that they leave it all up to your imagination. There's no pre-made specialty burgers or anything, you just start by figuring out how big you wanna go (1/4 or 1/3 pound). I do have to say though, it's hard to swallow my pride and order "The Little Cricket Burger", so I opt for 1/3 every time. But from there on, the possibilities are endless.
With 23 toppings to opt for- you can keep it simple or go crazy. So I thought I would share with you "The Chriso Burger", with green chile strips, smoked cheddar and Grey Poupon.
So whatever your name is you can make your own burger at The Cherry Cricket, and it will be waiting for you every time you go back. But this privilege is not to be taken lightly- because there are rules. Strictly enforced rules that if you happen to break them you might end up in The Chair. Don't let it happen to you.
Dish It Up!
Avg Entree $8 (not including fries/rings, which are a must)
Open Daily 11am-2am, Kitchen till Midnight
Happy Hour 4:30-6:30; 10pm - Midnight
They don't take reservations- but why should they? If you build it, they will come.
They're personable- you can't be a fan, you can only be a friend