Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cherry Cricket (Denver, CO)

Cherry Cricket, 2641 East 2nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, T: 303-322-7666

On our last day in Denver we made a lunch stop at the Cherry Cricket, a dark pub-like restaurant somewhat misplaced in the fancy Cherry Creek North area. It was also featured on Man v Food because of its great burgers. The menu is quite extensive, combining American and Mexican fare. It offers three types of burgers - the Cricket (1/2 pound), the Little Cricket (1/4 pound), and the Turkey (1/3 pound) - and a broad range of toppings. It is essentially a do-it-yourself burger. I chose a Cricket burger ($6.50) with spicy seasoned blackening ($0.50) and spicy BBQ sauce ($0.75). Rather than fries or onion rings (or 'frings'), we opted for chips and salsa and guacamole ($6.50). My wife had by this time given up on burgers and went for a Farmers salad ($7.25) with chicken (+$2.50). The salad was good and huge, the chips and salsa good and the guacamole very yummy. The burger had a big patty, which was juicy but had a bit too soft consistency, came on a nice bun and had a nice spicy taste because of the seasoning. The BBQ sauce was extremely tasty and had a nice kick to it.

VERDICT: 90/100
Cherry Cricket is a fun place to go for lunch or dinner. It is stark and noisy, but offers a broad range of tasty foods and a chance to make an excellent burger. Next time I will definitely add some more toppings.

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