The Ba-Ba burger ($11.50), April’s special, tastes light and satisfying as a 1/3-pound lamb patty with red Pueblo chilies, lemon-rosemary aioli, and a fried egg. On the regular menu, the monstrous Incline ($10) gets bacon, Pueblo chilies, house pimento cheese, and chipotle ranch on a bingo patty — beef with the chilies mixed in. The peppers, bacon and pimento drown out the chipotle, but it’s decadent. To accompany fries ($2.50/regular), skip Thai chili ketchup, Mae Ploy sticky-sweet, for a roasted-garlic bleu dip.
Some of the most viscerally satisfying meals I’ve had came in paper bags that get structurally worrisome oil stains over the course of a five-minute walk. This Pueblo import takes tips from Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s — not the objectification of women to sling meat, but the huge drip factor. The bottom of the sweet, fluffy, too-small-for-the-filling bun reliably dissolves before any given burger’s half done, but hey, that’s sexy, right?