Oddball restaurant name but big, beautiful burgers
Good food and drinks are the redeeming feature of a curiously named burger restaurant that I’ve seen written H Burger Co, HBurger, HBurgerCO, HBurger CO, H|Burger and H|BurgerCO and probably some others. It isn’t cute, and it drives me bonkers. But then, anyplace that serves tasty, moist, copious and fairly priced burgers can call itself anything it wants. The burgers — locally sourced beef plus bison, lamb, turkey, veggie — are thick, juicy and well matched with suggested or you-pick-’em toppings. Other menu items include salads, sandwiches and great sides that can be shared as not-such-small plates. A full bar and fabulous “new school” nitrogen-chilled milkshakes developed by culinary wizard Ian Kleinman, who also wrote the menu and created some of the sauces.
When the first one opened in Denver’s LoDo a bit over two years ago, I called it a “swank and contemporary burgeria” in my blog post. The newest debuted in downtown Boulder a few days ago, and this second full-fledged restaurant is the peer of the original. (There’s also a Little H on Colorado Boulevard in Denver, but I’ve never been there so don’t know how down-sized it is.) In any case, HBurger (or whatever) fresh out of the blocks won the people’s choice award in the first annual Denver Burger Battle. Boulder’s is located where The Pinyon once was — across the street from Ted’s Montana Grill. Perhaps the corner of 17th and Pearl will have its own burger battle.
A rainy evening called for a couple of burgers. Both were served on sesame-seed buns The skin-on fries that come with each can be replaced by another side dish at an upcharge. Like the generously sized burgers themserves the sides are amply portioned.
Price check: Burgers, $7.95-$12.95 plus a smaller quarter-pounder (5 ounces, actually), $6.95; additional cheese and toppings, $1-$2.50; salads, $9.95-$11.95; “sandwiches and stuff,” $8.50-$12.95; $3.95-$6.95.
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