Reader: I'll stick with the Cricket until somebody else does a decent green chile cheeseburger

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Green chile cheeseburger at the Cherry Cricket.
Daniel Bradley, the focus of our current Chef and Tell interview, is the chef at 5280 Burger Bar, which opened earlier this year in the Denver Pavilions. "I love the smell of roasting green chiles," he told Lori Midson. "We go through tons of roasted green chiles every day, and when I get into the restaurant in the morning, that's the first thing I smell." And the description of that smell was enough to persuade one reader to stop by 5280 Burger Bar this weekend.

See also: Daniel Bradley, chef of 5280 Burger Bar: "I don't want baby food and spit on my plate."

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Lori Midson
Daniel Bradley at 5280 Burger Bar.
Says Steve:
Based on this article, we tried 5280 on Saturday. Review: Bradley talks up the green chile for the burgers, but no "green chiles" are listed on the menu. Further inquiry revealed the "peppers" on one of the burgers were "Anaheim or Poblano peppers." It was Poblano, from which hardly a green chile cheeseburger is made...too bitter. Any green chile cheeseburger fanatic knows this....even in Colorado! Don't over "gourmet" it! 5280 sauce was basically horseradish sauce. Chile con queso was tasty, as stated, but only offered poured over a big order of fries. Meat was very bland. Bun too big and dry to eat comfortably. No condiments offered. Waitress assumed we were finished with our fries and threw trash in the fry basket before asking if we had finished....half the order still remaining. So...... We will continue to eat burgers from the Cherry Cricket until somebody else can come up with a decent green chile cheeseburger in Colorado.
When you want a decent green chile cheeseburger, where do you go?

And for a look at some of the other favorite burgers around town, read the comments here.




Location Info

5280 Burger Bar

500 16th Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Cherry Cricket

2641 E. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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19 comments
Mike Skeel
Mike Skeel

cricket burgers are amazing, but im sorry, Grind Glenwood in glenwood springs has the best burger in the state

Matt Carroll
Matt Carroll

Cherry Cricket has good burgers, but their green chile is flavorless.

Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson

The Cricket has had good burgers for as long as I can remember. (Bless your soul, Eli)

sholmberg
sholmberg

Being from New Mexico I agree, nothing in Colorado comes close besides what I grill myself.

ericaldang
ericaldang

If I wanted an amazing green chile cheeseburger, I'd drive south until I got to New Mexico.

barslinger
barslinger

Cherry Cricket is the most overrated burger in the city

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

The best green chile burger?  Annie's Cafe

irish303
irish303

If the Cherry Cricket is where you set the bar...


ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

@Mantonat @ScubaSteve  


No.  Annie's Cafe. I'm from southern California where green chile doesn't exist, so I don't make it at home.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@ScubaSteve  I've got a pretty good recipe, although it's probably more New Mexico-style.

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