GAME DAY

Are you ready for some football?
Robert Adams, co-owner and assistant brewer
at Platt Park Brewing Company, offers this trusty
recipe, sure to please any game-day crowd.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a 9-inch baking dish. Combine olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano and garlic in a small bowl and set aside. Roll out pizza dough into a 15” x 9” rectangle and cut into 24 squares. Mix marinara, mozzarella and pepperoni in a bowl and disperse evenly onto the squares. Fold corners up and pinch to seal. Place all of the rolls into the greased baking dish, seam side down. Spoon the olive oil mix on top of the rolls and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Can be served with warm marinara sauce on the side. 

Robert’s suggested pairing:

This pairs well with most beer, but I prefer the Colorado Cream Ale from Station 26. It’s light and smooth, yet has a slight toasty malt that mixes well with the crust. It’s a great beer to enjoy while watching your favorite team on the screen.

BAKED PIZZA ROLLS
Makes 24 rolls

1/4 cup of your favorite
    marinara sauce

1 1/4 cups shredded
    mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup chopped
    pepperoni 

1 (13.8 ounce) can
    pre-made pizza dough 

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons shredded
   
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

 

Enjoy a great burger
with your next pint

By Jay Fox

Burgers should be at least 80/20 or fatter, ground chuck or better, Angus beef. It should be at least a half-pound, hand-packed and cooked on a flat top or in a fry pan. Medium rare is best but I usually order rare, then if it’s too rare they can salvage (hopefully) the burger. Most cooks get rare ok but over-cook medium-rare. Besides, the “rare” at most restaurants comes out a perfect medium-rare anyhow. Some good restaurants listed do not hand-pack but they get a very good pre-formed patty.

It should be noted that those of you who like foo-foo on their burger (lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, cheese, etc) can eat dog biscuits and you won’t know the difference. Those of you who like your burgers well-done don’t even deserve dog biscuits. The lists are alphabetical.

Note that restaurants change ownership and concepts somewhat regularly, so if the burgers aren’t up to par, let me know and I will delete them from the list. Also, remember that on any given day even the best grill cook can screw up a burger. If it’s not to your liking, send it back and have them redo it. If they screw it up a second time, leave and don’t ever go back.

240 Union
240 Union Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80228
303-989-3562
www.240union.com

Amici’s
4300 Wadsworth Blvd.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-455-5585
www.fanellisamicis.com

Blue Cow
316 Bear Creek Ave
Morrison CO 80465
303-697-5721
www.bluecoweatery.com

Bucksnort Saloon
15921 S. Elk Creek Rd.
Pine, CO 80470
303-838-0284
www.thebucksnortsaloon.com

Bud’s Bar
5453 Manhart St.
Sedalia, CO 80135
303-688-9967

Café del Sol
608 Garrison St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-238-7999

Capital Grille? Without the onion
Larimer Square, 1450 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-539-2500
www.thecapitalgrille.com

Cherry Cricket
2641 E. 2nd. Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
303-322-7666
www.cherrycricket.com

Crave Real Burger
9344 Dorchester St.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-344-3006
www.craverealburgers.com

Del Frisco’s
8100 E. Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-796-0100
www.delfriscos.com

Den at Fox Hollow
Fox Hollow Golf Course,
13410 Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
303-986-9990

Elway’s
Cherry Creek Shopping Center,
2500 E. 1st Ave #101
Denver, CO 80206
303-399-5353

1881 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202
(Ritz Carlton Location)
303-312-3107
www.elways.com

Holiday Inn Sporting News Grill
6900 Tower Rd, Denver, CO 80249
303-574-1310
www.sportingnewsgrilldia.com

New York Deli News
7105 E. Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80224
303-759-4741
www.nydndenver.com
 

Nick’s Café – Lakewood
777 Simms St.
Golden, CO 80401
303-238-9670

Panzano
909 17th St. Hotel Monaco Denver
Denver, CO 80202
303-296-3525
www.panzano-denver.com

Park Burger
2643 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
303-862-8461
Highlands location-Multiple locations throughout Denver and Boulder www.parkburger.com

Perry’s
Park Meadows, 8433 S. Park Meadows Center Dr. d154
Lone Tree, CO 80124
303-792-2571
www.perryssteakhouse.com