What separates a good burger from a great burger? Well, some say it’s the beef, others mention the bun, and even the toppings have crept up in a few discussions. It’s likely to be a combination of all three for me, and the burgers at the newly opened The Burger Joint seem to have discovered the antidote for my new burger infatuation. Dishing out simple burgers with a few fun variations, like the Kimchi Burger made with Korean style BBQ Angus beef or the Smoke Stack that adds a nice portion of pulled pork or brisket and mac and cheese just because they want to, owners Shawn Bermudez and Matthew Pak are focusing on what matters when it comes to this American favorite.
With beef from 44 Farms (they had me at hello) and arguably the best beef in the biz, housemade condiments like their spicy ketchup and dipping sauces (think garlic aioli and creamy avocado), and twice fried french fries that carry the necessary balance of crispy exterior and soft center, the Burger Joint will easily become a Montrose neighborhood fave. Two final things to note – they are open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday (midnight on all other days) and the prices are super affordable (you’ll spend less that $10 for their Classic Burger and French Fries).
Welcome to The Burger Joint where classic burgers, fries, and shakes are the foundation of the menu Matthew Pak has created.
This is the “Classic” made with 44 Farms Angus beef, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, and mayo. I added cheese and a fried egg and removed the pickles so I could savor them one by one. Yes, they are worthy of their own moment.
The hot dog should not be missed! The Chili Queso version topped with onions is made with a Nathan’s Famous hot dog. Splitting and grilling the dog provides that extra “bite” that makes this a winner winner chicken dinner.
Oh me, oh my…hand cut fries. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Just be sure to order a few dipping sauces so you can take your fries to the next level.
Go ahead and wash all that goodness down with a Salted Caramel shake. I went back the next day just to have the Strawberry and it is equally great. The syrups for the shakes are also made in house. Are you surprised? They also offer a bar that serves 24 beers on tap, wine and an “adult” version of a root beer float.
And this can all be enjoyed on the amazingly transformed patio that looks nothing like that of the former tenant (Little Bigs). It’s casual and inviting style makes it perfect for game days and just hanging out with friends. The playlist, created by Shawn B. himself will have you grooving in your seats for hours.