I think that I can finally relax. I found a good hamburger in Colorado.
Don't laugh, it's not funny. In fact, it's been a very sad, long search for a burger worth mentioning.
But at last, after a good recommendation (which are just as rare in CO as a good burger), we ventured out to Jim's Hamburger Haven in Arvada, CO on Sunday morning.
Based on the online reviews I'd read, I ordered the small, double meat with cheese, everything on it, with a side of onion rings and a vanilla shake. Next time, I think I'll order a large double meat with extra cheese and a side of fries and a coke.
I think that the key (besides a fresh, hot, really prepared when you order it burger) lies in the seasonings. The burger uses good beef and the smell hits you when you open the door.
The restaurant itself is reminiscent of times gone by, with small framed photos of classic cars hung on several walls. The employees are young, friendly and efficient...an awesome combination.
The onion rings were crisp and tasty, but after going so long without a good burger, I could've simply skipped the rings and eaten two burgers. But still, they are pretty darn good. Especially for a breaded onion ring.
The prices are very reasonable and the kids' meals are served in cool classic car cardboard boxes.
I heartily recommend a trip to this small, hometown burger stand. It's worth it.