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2012-04-01 3:57:58 PM  
Pizza wars

Burger wars

Next on Discovery:

BURRITO WARS!
 
2012-04-01 3:59:08 PM  
Burger wars, pizza wars, what's next, taco wars? Pad Thai wars? FILET MIGNON WARS?!?!

/delicious, delicious war
 
2012-04-01 3:59:50 PM  
GIS'ed burger wars and here was the first result:

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2012-04-01 4:01:55 PM  
> Larkburger's menu offers 100 percent certified Angus beef hamburgers,

Oh cute, "angus" beef. Is that still a thing? Or are they doing it ironically?
 
2012-04-01 4:02:15 PM  
That is certainly noteworthy
 
2012-04-01 4:02:19 PM  
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2012-04-01 4:02:50 PM  
I've driven by this Larkburger maybe 20 times in the past month. I always wondered where they get their larks from. Is a larkburger kind of like a turkeyburger?

I mean really. We're catching and eating THESE now?

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Well shiat, I've got like 60 gigantic crows in my backyard at any given moment in the day... I should open a Crowburger.
 
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2012-04-01 4:05:05 PM  
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2012-04-01 4:06:01 PM  
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2012-04-01 4:07:02 PM  
Beavis & Butthead seen gearing up for battle.
 
2012-04-01 4:15:41 PM  

algrant33: I've driven by this Larkburger maybe 20 times in the past month. I always wondered where they get their larks from. Is a larkburger kind of like a turkeyburger?

I mean really. We're catching and eating THESE now?


Maybe they are using the lark bunting instead. It IS the state bird.
 
2012-04-01 4:18:10 PM  
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2012-04-01 4:20:03 PM  
restaurants that advertise burgers that are a cut above McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains.


How hard is this to achieve? It's like people who think showering daily is an accomplishment.
 
2012-04-01 4:22:36 PM  

BiblioTech: algrant33: I've driven by this Larkburger maybe 20 times in the past month. I always wondered where they get their larks from. Is a larkburger kind of like a turkeyburger?

I mean really. We're catching and eating THESE now?

Maybe they are using the lark bunting instead. It IS the state bird.


FTFA:
"Larkburger began in 2006 as a spinoff of the Larkspur fine dining restaurant in Vail, Baker said. He was Larkspur's general manager; his partners in the hamburger chain are Larkspur's owners."
 
2012-04-01 4:25:08 PM  
OK, Primitive Screwhead, I laughed!

Of course, now I want to see Long John Silver vs. Cap'n D!

what does the "D" stand for, anyway???
 
2012-04-01 4:29:02 PM  
I was raised in that town and I still this is one of the worst greenlights ever. Am I missing some April Fool thing?
 
2012-04-01 4:29:17 PM  
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Burgerdier General reporting for duty.
 
2012-04-01 4:30:04 PM  
Another result from "burger wars" GIS. Shiat just got real?
 
2012-04-01 4:30:28 PM  

algrant33: I've driven by this Larkburger maybe 20 times in the past month. I always wondered where they get their larks from. Is a larkburger kind of like a turkeyburger?


"It doesn't say lark's vomit on the box!"

Yes it does, right underneath monosodium glutimate!!"

/can't believe i'm the first...
 
2012-04-01 4:32:17 PM  

algrant33: Is a larkburger kind of like a turkeyburger?


As a matter of fact, based on their menu, they do in fact have turkeyburger.

/birds are cute :3
//or
//birds are weird :/
 
2012-04-01 4:32:18 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Another result from "burger wars" GIS. Shiat just got real?


Whoops.

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2012-04-01 4:34:12 PM  

Allen. The end.: OK, Primitive Screwhead, I laughed!

Of course, now I want to see Long John Silver vs. Cap'n D!

what does the "D" stand for, anyway???


Dolphin?
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Everybody Wants Some!
 
2012-04-01 4:34:27 PM  
I like burgers but that's a terrible name. When I see the name I see "Lacklusterburger" or "Lackburger".
 
2012-04-01 4:35:30 PM  
That'd be good for the next Fark party...
 
2012-04-01 4:37:13 PM  
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2012-04-01 4:42:48 PM  
Double Whataburger with Cheese and Jalapenos, tub of fries, tub of Coke. Amen.
 
2012-04-01 4:44:34 PM  
Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?
 
2012-04-01 4:45:13 PM  
Must make this....

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Cheese on the inside, wrapped in bacon? Yes please
 
2012-04-01 4:49:22 PM  
This is the bun
Beautiful fun
This is the bun
Delicious fun, the bun
Two patties, lettuce, cheese, the bun
and some sesame seeds, the bun
The pickles on the side, the bun
Please super size the fries, my son.

Can you picture what we'll eat?
It really tastes like meat
Desperately in need of a Shamrock Shake
And a Take 'n' Bake

Lost in a Roman wilderness of sides
and all the chicken is deep fried
all the chicken is deep fried
Grab a dog at Grays Papa-YAAAaaaaaaa....

[guitar solo, music fades. Sound of Bell UH-1 flying over]


Subway... s**t. I'm still only at Subway. Every time, I think I'm gonna wake up back in the Jamba.

When I was home after my first taco, it was worse. I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a double cheeseburger.
When I was here, I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think about was getting back into the Jamba.

I've been here a week now. Waiting for a McRib, getting
soft serve. Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute
Carls Jr. squats in the bush he gets stronger.
Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter.

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a McRib, and for my sins
they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. "
 
2012-04-01 4:50:06 PM  
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It's a difficult responsibility.
 
2012-04-01 4:57:07 PM  
Seems like Colorado is spawning quite a few burger places. Smashburger, Parkburger, Larkburger, weird.
 
2012-04-01 4:59:31 PM  
This is what passes for journalistic cleverness in this stupid city.
 
2012-04-01 5:03:39 PM  

FloydA: [guitar solo, music fades. Sound of Bell UH-1 flying over]


Subway... s**t. I'm still only at Subway. Every time, I think I'm gonna wake up back in the Jamba.

When I was home after my first taco, it was worse. I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a double cheeseburger.
When I was here, I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think about was getting back into the Jamba.

I've been here a week now. Waiting for a McRib, getting
soft serve. Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute
Carls Jr. squats in the bush he gets stronger.
Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter.

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a McRib, and for my sins
they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. "


That was...beautiful. I just got the "Complete Dossier" AND "Hearts of Darkness" for my birthday...

"...when he was thirty-five he applied for Special Sauces. shiat...I did it when I was 19 and it damn near killed me..."
 
2012-04-01 5:05:06 PM  
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2012-04-01 5:07:58 PM  
I've visited Colorado Springs several time and I must say "The food in Colorado Springs is generally awful".

And because the food is bad there the people living there think bad food is normal so they don't care.

99% of the restaurants are chains and your choices are between eating from a chain with under 10 restaurants or from one with over 100. There are independent restaurants but since most people there prefer chains the independents don't do too well even though they usually are as good or better than the chains. I haven't heard of any food scene there involving knowledgeable eaters seeking out the best of the independents.

So yes a burger war in Colorado Springs is a big deal - because that is the most interesting and exciting food thing happening there in that God forsaken desert of taste.
 
2012-04-01 5:08:50 PM  

MemeSlave: Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?


The Springs is evangelical fundie authoritah brahs all the way.
 
2012-04-01 5:09:31 PM  

ski9600: Seems like Colorado is spawning quite a few burger places. Smashburger, Parkburger, Larkburger, weird.


Good Times Burger and Frozen Custard.
 
2012-04-01 5:13:42 PM  

Kar98: MemeSlave: Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?

The Springs is evangelical fundie authoritah brahs all the way.


You forgot the huge number of military personnel, defense contractors, and retirees.

All of whom have a palate that ranks Denny's is a real treat as compared to McDonald's.
 
2012-04-01 5:17:44 PM  

HairBolus: You forgot the huge number of military personnel, defense contractors, and retirees.

All of whom have a palate that ranks Denny's is a real treat as compared to McDonald's.


I never could figure this out. I live in a military-contracting town, with people who have (theoretically) been all over the world. Why would you want goddamn McDonalds??? Is it that hard to get off the base in Asia?
 
2012-04-01 5:22:08 PM  

FloydA: This is the bun
Beautiful fun
This is the bun
Delicious fun, the bun
Two patties, lettuce, cheese, the bun
and some sesame seeds, the bun
The pickles on the side, the bun
Please super size the fries, my son.

Can you picture what we'll eat?
It really tastes like meat
Desperately in need of a Shamrock Shake
And a Take 'n' Bake

Lost in a Roman wilderness of sides
and all the chicken is deep fried
all the chicken is deep fried
Grab a dog at Grays Papa-YAAAaaaaaaa....

[guitar solo, music fades. Sound of Bell UH-1 flying over]


Subway... s**t. I'm still only at Subway. Every time, I think I'm gonna wake up back in the Jamba.

When I was home after my first taco, it was worse. I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a double cheeseburger.
When I was here, I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think about was getting back into the Jamba.

I've been here a week now. Waiting for a McRib, getting
soft serve. Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute
Carls Jr. squats in the bush he gets stronger.
Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter.

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a McRib, and for my sins
they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. "


A+!

I went to Taco Bell after a night of drinking last week.

Oh, the horror. THE HORROR!
 
2012-04-01 5:23:05 PM  

Allen. The end.: I never could figure this out. I live in a military-contracting town, with people who have (theoretically) been all over the world. Why would you want goddamn McDonalds??? Is it that hard to get off the base in Asia?


The world beyond America, or a reasonable facsimile of America, is a scary and threatening place.
 
2012-04-01 5:26:09 PM  
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2012-04-01 5:29:58 PM  

theorellior: The world beyond America, or a reasonable facsimile of America, is a scary and threatening place.


Good thing I'm a bad American, then?

/not making too much sense here...
 
2012-04-01 5:34:19 PM  

HairBolus: I've visited Colorado Springs several time and I must say "The food in Colorado Springs is generally awful".

And because the food is bad there the people living there think bad food is normal so they don't care.

99% of the restaurants are chains and your choices are between eating from a chain with under 10 restaurants or from one with over 100. There are independent restaurants but since most people there prefer chains the independents don't do too well even though they usually are as good or better than the chains. I haven't heard of any food scene there involving knowledgeable eaters seeking out the best of the independents.

So yes a burger war in Colorado Springs is a big deal - because that is the most interesting and exciting food thing happening there in that God forsaken desert of taste.


http://www.jackquinnspub.com/
http://kingschefdiner.com/
 
2012-04-01 5:35:33 PM  

HairBolus: Kar98: MemeSlave: Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?

The Springs is evangelical fundie authoritah brahs all the way.

You forgot the huge number of military personnel, defense contractors, and retirees.

All of whom have a palate that ranks Denny's is a real treat as compared to McDonald's.


SO very much THIS.
 
2012-04-01 5:50:33 PM  

MemeSlave: Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?


Nah, you have to go a little west of there to Manitou Springs for that. It's awesome there. Or at least, it was. I haven't been back in a decade or so.

/MSHS '95
 
2012-04-01 5:57:10 PM  

BiblioTech: Maybe they are using the lark bunting instead. It IS the state bird.


But does the burger come lovingly coated with lark's vomit?
 
2012-04-01 6:07:01 PM  
Y'all need to come south to Pueblo and have a Bingoburger. They put chiles in the burger and make your fries in front of you. Organic tomatoes, lettuce, onion......
 
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"Oh O master of burgers"

Vocative O.

/sorry, pet peeve
 
2012-04-01 6:23:37 PM  

bojon: Y'all need to come south to Pueblo and have a Bingoburger. They put chiles in the burger and make your fries in front of you. Organic tomatoes, lettuce, onion......


OH! ORGANIC! That means it must be good.

/s
 
2012-04-01 6:31:54 PM  

Branbot: bojon: Y'all need to come south to Pueblo and have a Bingoburger. They put chiles in the burger and make your fries in front of you. Organic tomatoes, lettuce, onion......

OH! ORGANIC! That means it must be good.

/s


Why would anybody ever go to Pueblo on purpose? We're talking about ways to IMPROVE your location after leaving the Springs.
 
2012-04-01 6:39:08 PM  
While I am sure the burger war was a significant campaign in the franchise wars, we all know in the end Taco Bell was victorious.
 
2012-04-01 6:42:57 PM  

Nightshade50: While I am sure the burger war was a significant campaign in the franchise wars, we all know in the end Taco Bell was victorious.


Enjoy-joy your meal!
 
2012-04-01 6:43:30 PM  

Nightshade50: While I am sure the burger war was a significant campaign in the franchise wars, we all know in the end Taco Bell was victorious.


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2012-04-01 7:14:32 PM  
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BiblioTech: algrant33: I've driven by this Larkburger maybe 20 times in the past month. I always wondered where they get their larks from. Is a larkburger kind of like a turkeyburger?

I mean really. We're catching and eating THESE now?

Maybe they are using the lark bunting instead. It IS the state bird.

FTFA:
"Larkburger began in 2006 as a spinoff of the Larkspur fine dining restaurant in Vail, Baker said. He was Larkspur's general manager; his partners in the hamburger chain are Larkspur's owners."


But do they have Lark's Tongues in Aspic?
 
2012-04-01 7:54:01 PM  
58 comments and no Camille Ford?

:: pouts, leaves ::
 
2012-04-01 8:01:17 PM  
Those Christians eat a lot of burgers...

;)
 
2012-04-01 9:07:41 PM  

HairBolus: I've visited Colorado Springs several time and I must say "The food in Colorado Springs is generally awful".

And because the food is bad there the people living there think bad food is normal so they don't care.

99% of the restaurants are chains and your choices are between eating from a chain with under 10 restaurants or from one with over 100. There are independent restaurants but since most people there prefer chains the independents don't do too well even though they usually are as good or better than the chains. I haven't heard of any food scene there involving knowledgeable eaters seeking out the best of the independents.

So yes a burger war in Colorado Springs is a big deal - because that is the most interesting and exciting food thing happening there in that God forsaken desert of taste.


While partly true, there are some absolutely awesome places to dine...you just have to know where to look.

Great Chinese, GREAT deli (Mollica's), and a great Italian place.


/Suck *A$$* Mexican food tho
/been here since 97
 
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Begun, the Burger Wars have
 
2012-04-01 9:47:09 PM  

Branbot: Nightshade50: While I am sure the burger war was a significant campaign in the franchise wars, we all know in the end Taco Bell was victorious.

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"...valley of the jolly greeeen giant..."


He's finally matched his meet. You really licked his ass.
 
2012-04-01 10:12:11 PM  

Kar98: MemeSlave: Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?

The Springs is evangelical fundie authoritah brahs all the way.


Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City are pretty hippie-ish. Most of the rest of the city is conservative/religious/military.
 
2012-04-01 10:12:19 PM  
Ooh lookie at the pretentious food snob - "organic"? Shut up. Pleanty of good food in the Springs from steaks to the wonderful Roman Villa Pizzeria! Great mexican food, chinese and many others. For the true snob, don't tell me you can't eat well at the Broadmoor either. And yes too many fundie nuts moved there after Focus on the Family came in, but don't tell me the Springs isn't beautiful. Pikes Peakn Garden of the Gods, Palmer Park, Seven Falls etc...farking food snob flatlanders!
 
2012-04-01 10:16:31 PM  

fastfxr: HairBolus: I've visited Colorado Springs several time and I must say "The food in Colorado Springs is generally awful".

And because the food is bad there the people living there think bad food is normal so they don't care.

99% of the restaurants are chains and your choices are between eating from a chain with under 10 restaurants or from one with over 100. There are independent restaurants but since most people there prefer chains the independents don't do too well even though they usually are as good or better than the chains. I haven't heard of any food scene there involving knowledgeable eaters seeking out the best of the independents.

So yes a burger war in Colorado Springs is a big deal - because that is the most interesting and exciting food thing happening there in that God forsaken desert of taste.

While partly true, there are some absolutely awesome places to dine...you just have to know where to look.

Great Chinese, GREAT deli (Mollica's), and a great Italian place.


/Suck *A$$* Mexican food tho
/been here since 97


Please please PLEASE tell me where I can find this great Chinese food.

In exchange, I'll clue you in to my favorite Mexican place here: Rancho Alegre (new window)

You know, for a place with so many Mexicans, you'd expect so many good Mexican restaurants. I've hit a couple of the food trucks but
 
2012-04-01 10:44:31 PM  

algrant33: fastfxr: HairBolus: I've visited Colorado Springs several time and I must say "The food in Colorado Springs is generally awful".

And because the food is bad there the people living there think bad food is normal so they don't care.

99% of the restaurants are chains and your choices are between eating from a chain with under 10 restaurants or from one with over 100. There are independent restaurants but since most people there prefer chains the independents don't do too well even though they usually are as good or better than the chains. I haven't heard of any food scene there involving knowledgeable eaters seeking out the best of the independents.

So yes a burger war in Colorado Springs is a big deal - because that is the most interesting and exciting food thing happening there in that God forsaken desert of taste.

While partly true, there are some absolutely awesome places to dine...you just have to know where to look.

Great Chinese, GREAT deli (Mollica's), and a great Italian place.


/Suck *A$$* Mexican food tho
/been here since 97

Please please PLEASE tell me where I can find this great Chinese food.

In exchange, I'll clue you in to my favorite Mexican place here: Rancho Alegre (new window)

You know, for a place with so many Mexicans, you'd expect so many good Mexican restaurants. I've hit a couple of the food trucks but


New China Kitchen (corner of Oro Blanco and Austin Bluffs): Best Chinese food I've ever had

El Taco Rey (corner of Colorado and Nevada): Awesome Mexican food

King's Chef Diner (corner of Nevada and Bijou): Awesome diner fare -- featured on Food Network. Best green chili in the world, IMHO

Drifter's (corner of Mark Dabling and Austin Bluffs). Best hamburgers I've ever had anywhere, bar none.

Tomo Sushi (corner of Academy and Galley): Fantastic sushi. Their spicy selections are not for the faint of heart
 
2012-04-01 10:50:51 PM  
Does La Casita still exist in that pink former garage on the south side of town? I think it was over near Arvada and Wahsatch. Now THAT was some kick ass Mexican food.
 
2012-04-01 10:57:21 PM  
The only burger joint worth mentioning in COS is Conways Red Top. And for the person/people going on about "best chinese food ever!" or " a great family italian place!". Stop the madness. Compared to all the crap generic food there are some decent ethnic joints but by no means are they anything more than passable.
 
2012-04-01 11:09:53 PM  

Le Bomb Suprize: The only burger joint worth mentioning in COS is Conways Red Top. And for the person/people going on about "best chinese food ever!" or " a great family italian place!". Stop the madness. Compared to all the crap generic food there are some decent ethnic joints but by no means are they anything more than passable.


Well Rancho Alegre has NOTHING on authentic Tijuana street tacos, but then again I'm not IN Tijuana at this very moment, I'm in farking Colorado Springs.

There are a few food trucks here which have decent mariscos but I have not found a really really good taco stand. But I live 2 blocks from Alfonso's and while it's not the greatest, it kicks Taco Bell's ass and the somewhat better quality at Taco Express is not worth the drive.
 
2012-04-01 11:22:59 PM  

algrant33: Le Bomb Suprize: The only burger joint worth mentioning in COS is Conways Red Top. And for the person/people going on about "best chinese food ever!" or " a great family italian place!". Stop the madness. Compared to all the crap generic food there are some decent ethnic joints but by no means are they anything more than passable.

Well Rancho Alegre has NOTHING on authentic Tijuana street tacos, but then again I'm not IN Tijuana at this very moment, I'm in farking Colorado Springs.

There are a few food trucks here which have decent mariscos but I have not found a really really good taco stand. But I live 2 blocks from Alfonso's and while it's not the greatest, it kicks Taco Bell's ass and the somewhat better quality at Taco Express is not worth the drive.


When your argument hinges on a place being better than Taco Bell I would submit that you have already lost. :)

Rosa's on PCH in Hermosa Beach is my all time personal favorite. Can any socals confirm it is still operating?
 
2012-04-01 11:26:58 PM  

Sensei Can You See:
New China Kitchen (corner of Oro Blanco and Austin Bluffs): Best Chinese food I've ever had

--Never been, will try on your recommendation. Everywhere I've been here, the Chinese has been crap, with the exceptions of Ultimate Buffet which was at least marginal, and China China in Manitou, which is decent and authentically run by authentic Chinese, but only serves Schezuan, not what I'm used to.

El Taco Rey (corner of Colorado and Nevada): Awesome Mexican food
--Drive past almost twice weekly, never been, will try.

King's Chef Diner (corner of Nevada and Bijou): Awesome diner fare -- featured on Food Network. Best green chili in the world, IMHO
--The green chili is awesome, the portions are great, and being just a block off the bar district, it's a good location for drunk food at 1 AM on the weekends.

Drifter's (corner of Mark Dabling and Austin Bluffs). Best hamburgers I've ever had anywhere, bar none.
--Gotta love the Callicrate beef; if you love Drifter's you'll also love In-N-Out, the manager used to run an In-N-Out many years ago and patterned Drifter's after the same fashion. No, really. Look at the Wild Style burgers. Look at the milkshakes.

Tomo Sushi (corner of Academy and Galley): Fantastic sushi. Their spicy selections are not for the faint of heart
--I have been a couple of times, good stuff. Might I also recommend Yoo Mae Japanese & Sushi (new window) off Kiowa downtown. Get the 7-piece nigiri for lunch, and pair it with one of their 50-State Rolls; my recommendation is the New Mexico.

Mollica's was mentioned, but for rustica-style Italian I like Paravicini's in OCC; dining with my wife and my dog al fresco on a Sunday afternoon was a treat.

If you're in the mood for Greek, RUN FAR, FAR AWAY from the new My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and don't stop until you get to Jake and Telly's in OCC. Just expect to be there for about three hours.
 
2012-04-01 11:29:37 PM  

Le Bomb Suprize: When your argument hinges on a place being better than Taco Bell I would submit that you have already lost. :)


Repeat: Alfonso's is NOT awesome. But it is pretty good. It's open 24 hours, it's 2 blocks from my house, and I get my food passed to me through a window by an authentically overweight, authentically Mexican woman with a hairlip and a surly disposition. Quality aside, if that's not authenticity then I don't know what is.
 
2012-04-01 11:34:46 PM  
And how the hell could I forget Amanda's Fonda on 30th Street in the no-man's-land between OCC and Manitou. The food is pretty good, the margaritas are better, after 2 pitchers of margaritas the food tastes pretty damn good.

Don't kid yourself, though, the food's decent but you're coming here for the margaritas and top-shelf tequila bar.
 
2012-04-01 11:40:27 PM  
Great Burgers and Wings at O'Furry's on Fillmore. Red Top also makes great burgers but no beer. Roman Villa is authentic italian and awesome. Steaksmith on Circle and Academy does great steaks. Love the chicken enchilada at that joint on Austin Bluffs and Nevada that serves wicked good margaritas, and great hoagies at Trivelli's on Nevada and Fillmore.
 
2012-04-02 1:03:25 AM  

Le Bomb Suprize: The only burger joint worth mentioning in COS is Conways Red Top.


Friction8r: Red Top also makes great burgers


You've got to be kidding me. Red Top may make the best burgers in COS but compared to most other places they suck, but that doesn't matter because folks in COS don't know better.

Red Top's gimmick, which must date from the 1960s and hasn't changed since, is to squish the patties really thin which makes them big enough to cover a salad plate. That means they are served on really big buns which appeals to the fattie "big eater" crowd which likes quantity in their meal. To make this tasteless fried to death piece of leather palatable they offer such 1960 options as "pizza style" where is gets a coating of tomato sauce and mozz cheese.

They don't even know how to make fries there. Yes they cut their own potatoes but you wind up with a pile of greasy limp fries that have been boiled in oil. They've never heard of double frying which is why most people prefer McDonalds.

It is really sad when you can have a serious argument about whether the "best local burger joint" is better or worse than McDonalds.
 
2012-04-02 3:55:03 AM  

HairBolus: Le Bomb Suprize: The only burger joint worth mentioning in COS is Conways Red Top.

Friction8r: Red Top also makes great burgers

You've got to be kidding me. Red Top may make the best burgers in COS but compared to most other places they suck, but that doesn't matter because folks in COS don't know better.

Red Top's gimmick, which must date from the 1960s and hasn't changed since, is to squish the patties really thin which makes them big enough to cover a salad plate. That means they are served on really big buns which appeals to the fattie "big eater" crowd which likes quantity in their meal. To make this tasteless fried to death piece of leather palatable they offer such 1960 options as "pizza style" where is gets a coating of tomato sauce and mozz cheese.

They don't even know how to make fries there. Yes they cut their own potatoes but you wind up with a pile of greasy limp fries that have been boiled in oil. They've never heard of double frying which is why most people prefer McDonalds.

It is really sad when you can have a serious argument about whether the "best local burger joint" is better or worse than McDonalds.


Sounds delicious, going to have to try them out. When I get done picking lark out of my teeth, that is.
 
2012-04-02 4:39:47 AM  

bojon: Y'all need to come south to Pueblo and have a Bingoburger. They put chiles in the burger and make your fries in front of you. Organic tomatoes, lettuce, onion......


Sounds great! May have to make that trip.
 
2012-04-02 4:58:11 AM  
For a good fast food burger in the Springs, Short Stop at Circle and Platte is pretty damn good. Excellent fries, too.

Had Conway's Red Top a couple times and agree that they are too thin to be good. Not enough meat to work with, as it were... Gonna have to check out some the recommendations by other Springs folk on here!
 
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