Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Jack-N-Grill (Denver, CO)
Jack-N-Grill, 2524 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO, T: 303-964-9544
Jack-N-Grill is a Denver institution, made famous nationally in Man v Food. It currently has three locations in the Greater Denver area. We went to the original location on Federal Boulevard, which looks like a kind of alternative Mexican restaurant.
Jack-N-Grill is essentially a Mexican restaurant. It's most (in)famous dish is the 7lb burrito! At the same time, it is famous for its huge burgers. They have a list of originally named burgers, all based on a 10oz patty of "fresh ground chuck". I chose The Juarez ("The South of the Border Monster Burger ") for $9, which came with ham, a hot dog, fresh green chili, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a huge bun. My wife chose The Jaxx ("The King of Burgers") for $8, which came with guacamole, sour cream, bacon, fresh green chili, and cheese. Both came with "frings", i.e. a combination of fries and onion rings.
We started with chips and salsa, however, which was very good (thick, crunchy chips and an original, fresh salsa). The burgers are HUGE and very tasty. They are almost impossible to eat, but the combination of tastes is amazing. I particularly liked the hot dog, while the bacon (seemingly dipped in maple syrup) on the Jaxx was divine. The fries are thick, but a bit undercoooked, while the onion rings are also thick, but very tasty. The only thing missing was a spicy dip.
I love Jack-N-Grill! First of all, it is a great alternative place with a relaxed atmosphere. Second, it combines great Mexican food with fantastic, huge, and very tasty burgers. Third, it is really affordable!