(Colorado Springs, CO) I love a good burger with a side of fries. As an adult, I cannot eat them as often, but an occasional meal like this nourishes my soul without requiring a larger belt size.
During a recent trip downtown, it was time for a burger at Tejon Eatery.
Burger Bomb is one of ten kitchens at this downtown Colorado Springs food hall. It serves freshly prepared stuffed burgers, and the aroma of grilling beef with the promise of crisp, seasoned french fries drew me to the counter.
I tried the All American Burger, a beef patty stuffed with bacon and American cheese topped with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, thinly sliced purple onions, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise on a toasted Hawaiian roll.
The burger was huge and looked delicious, but when cut in half, the meat was too pink for my taste. Outward appearances can be deceiving. I prefer a thoroughly cooked patty and did not realize that stuffed burgers tend to be pinker than thinner patties. If I visit again, I will order a well-done burger.
I ate some of the thin and crispy waffle fries, which were remarkably similar to those that Sysco trucks deliver to other eateries, and took the burger home to my hungry teenager. He devoured it with relish.
My dining companion tried the Forager, a mushroom and swiss stuffed burger with arugula, garlic aioli, and onion jam on a toasted Cream Ale roll. It was a generous-sized burger with the right amount of mushrooms and swiss cheese. My friend's burger was moist, juicy, and also quite pink. That did not deter him from quickly devouring the whole thing.
His only complaint was that the waffle fries were thinner and saltier than he preferred. I agree.
Although the burger and fries were not to my taste, I found the atmosphere at Tejon Eatery very satisfying. The staff was welcoming and friendly, and there were many great food options in this hall.
The venue has indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of entertainment like pool tables, a giant Connect Four game, a foosball table, and an excellent free motorcycle museum upstairs.
Burger Bomb is in the heart of downtown in a lively environment. This kitchen is the place to try if you enjoy large, juicy burgers that lean toward the rare side.
- Location: 19 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs
- Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CLOSED on Monday & Tuesday.
This article is the tenth and final one in a series highlighting kitchens in the downtown Colorado Springs food halls (Co.A.T.I., Tejon Eatery, and The Well).
Food halls are a unique setting where guests are encouraged to eat, drink, and enjoy the environment, not dine and dash. This growing dining trend provides a welcome community connection in an increasingly lonely world.
I'll see you at the food halls!
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