Grind Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Episode 048 of ‘I Can Do Another 12’ features a hip restaurant called Grind, located in the heart of Glenwood Springs.

Tucked away in the vibrant heart of Glenwood Springs lies Grind, a restaurant that redefines the essence of a burger joint, turning it into a hub of culinary innovation and community hangout. Featured in episode 048 of ‘I Can Do Another 12’, Grind boasts a reputation that’s as savory as its menu. My recent visit there confirms that this place is much more than just burgers; it’s a story of passion, sustainability, and local flavor.

A Taste of the Menu

Grind’s philosophy of using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients is evident in every bite. Known for their delicious, premium grass-fed burgers and an impressive selection of craft beers, Grind ensures that there’s something special for everyone. However, a standout during my visit was their dry spice rubbed chicken wings. Served with an array of optional sauces, I opted for the Molicious Mustard and Chimmichurri Ranch, both of which were delightful complements to the flavorful wings. These dishes scored a resounding 9.0 out of 10 on my flavor scale!

What Sets Grind Apart

From its inception, Grind was envisioned as more than just a burger place. The founders aimed to create a space that merged the casual vibe of a local hangout with the meticulousness of a farm-to-table restaurant. Rejecting the model of high-end yet impersonal burger spots, Grind has carved its niche by doing everything in-house, from grinding the meat daily to hand-spun shakes crafted with all-natural ingredients.

Grind’s commitment to diversity extends beyond beef. Chicken, often sidelined to mere sandwich status elsewhere, gets a gourmet makeover here. They grind their own chicken, ensuring a fresh, unique offering rare in other eateries. Moreover, the culinary team, led by Chris, brings flavors typically reserved for high-end plates right into the casual setting of a burger bun.

More Than Just Food

Grind’s ethos encompasses more than just food preparation; it’s about creating an environment. With 20 craft beers on tap, each selected with the same passion put into their dishes, Grind is a celebration of local brewing as much as it is of dining. The ambiance encourages diners to linger, whether they’re there for a quick meal or to enjoy a game over beers.

Sustainability is at the core of Grind’s operations. Opting for re-purposed furniture over brand-new pieces not only tells a story of creativity and resilience but also underscores their commitment to environmental stewardship.

The Verdict

Grind isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a testament to what happens when a business dares to think differently about what a burger joint can be. It’s a place where food meets craft, quality meets passion, and where guests are invited to stay a little longer. Whether you’re a local or just passing through Glenwood Springs, Grind is a culinary adventure that truly celebrates the spirit of the community.

With every visit, it’s clear why Grind stands out. It’s not just in how they prepare their food, but in how they envision the role of a restaurant in a community. Grind is a must-visit, embodying the flavor and spirit of Glenwood Springs in every dish and decor.

“I think this is the best burger place I have been to! The burger was mind blowing and I found it interesting that they added mustard into it. The flavor combinations blew my taste buds away! They are very understaffed but this one waitress hustled the WHOLE time, it was very impressive! My sister got the loaded fries and omg I’ve never had anything like it! 10/10! Overall great food and environment, I recommend eating here in Glenwood.” -Kiera

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