Snarky comment about Colorado weed accompanies praise.
As usual, I read yet another national “best” list in search of Colorado restaurants, this time Thrillist.com’s second annual “The 33 Best Burgers in America.” While praising the TAG Burger Bar’s TAG American Slam, writer Kevin Alexander couldn’t resist a potshot at pot:
“The man behind a slew of successful Denver-area restaurants opened up his burger-focused shop a few years ago, and it has been a Mile High favorite, while also dominating in area burger contests, ever since. While there are over-the-top builds common to new-school burger shops, like the Godzilla (crispy tempura flakes, smoked kewpi), at its core, Burger Bar excels because of their patty: a blend of chuck, short rib, and brisket specially ground for them. It can be deliciously topped with everything from Colorado-born ingredients like Pueblo green chiles to honey-infused local goat cheese. But even though it’s in CO, you can’t top the burger with weed. I mean, you could, but you’d have to put it on there yourself.”
The reference to Colorado legalized recreational marijuana is getting old. Oh, and “the man behind” the successful restaurants Alexander mentioned in this round-up is owner-chef Troy Guard. He ignored the Congress Park burgeria’s popular burger and beer pairings. Oh well.