Flagstaff Eats: Diablo Burger

Edit: I really do love Denver, but Diablo Burger is in Flagstaff. D’oh!

I had to reflect on this for a week, but the more I think about Diablo’s Wrigley Field burger, the more I know it’s one of the best I’ve had. Ever.

I’m in love: with the burger, with the emphasis on local–with the entire concept of the restaurant. A focused, mouth-watering menu. Cash only. Two beers on tap (two good beers, that is). Small, intimate environment. Locally-sourced beef and ingredients.

The four paragraphs at the top of the menu that introduce the burger list urge customers to trust the cooks:

Because this beef is about 95% lean, we recommend that your DB burger be cooked medium-rare…In addition, please understand that we cook all of our burgers to order, literally taking the temperature of every single burger we make.

That attention to detail shows throughout the restaurant. But enough talk.

Ready. Set. Drool.

That’s six-ounces of mouth-watering beef topped with homemade sauerkraut, bacon, Swiss cheese and a spicy honey mustard–all on an English muffin. On top of Belgian frites.

Jason ordered The Cheech, generously topped with guacamole, pepper jack and jalapenos. And we both sipped on a delicious IPA.

Once again, Flagstaff, you’ve been good to me. I may soon plan a trip to the Grand Canyon just to have another reason to pass through.

2 Responses to “Flagstaff Eats: Diablo Burger”

  1. Martha
    November 4, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    I’m considering a trip out that way next summer, good to know that they have such awesome burgers! I really love the temperature suggestion, it sounds like something my dad would say to his customers. When he was a chef he refused to serve people who ordered steak well-done.

    • james
      November 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      It’s such a great town, Martha! Kim and I got snowed in there on our way back across the country last Christmas, and enjoyed it. Lots of good food to explore.

      As for the temperature suggestion, I haven’t seen anyone go into that much detail on a menu. Diablo concludes saying they’ll cook it any way people want, but they do ask those who like meat cooked well to consider medium well.

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