The burger is without a doubt the quintessential American meal. It's also a medium for chef's make it their own, whether is with a pre-made patty or a house-ground, perfect blend. When you prep your own at home, you can keep it local with meat, pickles, and ketchup from these local artisans.
Western Daughters Butcher Shop sets the bar high for great quality meat that comes from Colorado. The shop sells meat that is free of hormone and antibiotics and from animals that were able to live happily in large open pastures. You can buy their meat at one of their two stores either in the Highland (3326 Tejon Street) or in RiNo inside the Source (3350 Brighton Boulevard). Among others, Williams & Graham and Meadowlark Kitchen use their custom ground beef in their burgers.
Elevation Organic Ketchup was born from a 1893 family recipe and has been produced right here in Denver using all organic ingredients for several years. Retailers like the Savory Spice, Mondo Food, Lucky's Market sell the sauce that can also be found on burger patties at places like Root Down, Duo, and Linger, among others.
The Real Dill creates hand-crafted artisan pickles for those who like a tart crunch in their burger. The goods made by Justin Park and Tyler DuBois are mostly sold in Colorado. Find them at many local retails like Marczyck, Tony's Market, and Cured. They also make an appearance on or alongside burgers at places like Ste. Ellie and Punch Bowl Social.