While the 16 blocks of Cherry Creek North are much quieter for now, the local business community is still (virtually) here for all your shopping, dining and wellness needs. We're keeping you updated all week long with how-to guides and promotions from your favorite places with Keep Cherry Creek Unique.
Note: All restaurants featured in this series have confirmed they are adhering to CDC food safety guidelines as required by the City of Denver. If you have any questions, please contact individual restaurants to learn more.
Give a Friend a Meal & Build a Cricket Burger at Home
Featuring The Cherry Cricket
Right now, The Cherry Cricket's No. 1 priority is to make sure Denver is staying safe and well-fed, so they're cooking up a few new things to help bring the Cricket experience to your home and feed those in need.
The lovingly (and self-imposed) nicknamed “Black Sheep of Cherry Creek” has been slingin’ the city’s favorite burgers since 1945. While the restaurant has gone through it's share of hard times, the coronavirus crisis is a true first.
"Despite all of this craziness, we’re focused on doing what we do best: grilling burgers to perfection and frying frings like nobody’s business," says General Manager Heidi Ziepprecht. "Now, we’re just doing a lot more of it to-go. We consider it a real honor to be able to feed our neighbors, friends, and family during this uncertain time and to bring a little familiarity into everyone’s lives."
Support this Cherry Creek North icon by ordering takeout and delivery, available daily from noon to 8 pm. To order, visit CherryCricket.com or give them a ring at (303) 322-7666. The Cricket is channeling 100% of tips to their employee assistance fund to support employees experiencing financial hardships.
But if you’re endeavoring to master the burger arts at home, here is a video from Chef Haracio with tips from the Cricket kitchen. (OK, so he's not going to give away the recipe for their delicious secret seasoning, but if this doesn't make you want a burger this weekend, we don't know what will!)
Buy A Meal, Give A Meal
For every to-go or delivery order placed, The Cherry Cricket will deliver a meal to someone who needs it through their Extra Helpings initiative—this could be your grandparent, neighbor, a hospital worker, teacher, friend—anyone who could use a meal delivered right now.
"We will be delivering meals to those in need weekly and we will send items that can be easily shared and reheated for leftovers," Ziepprecht says.
To request a meal for someone you know in need, click here to fill out a quick online request form.
Feeding the whole family can be a lot of work, especially right now, so the Cricket is trying to lighten the load by preparing some of your favorites in family-size portions for an affordable price. They’ll be changing up their family meals often, so be sure to check the website.
"These are difficult times for all of us, but we appreciate the Cherry Creek North community’s support and we can’t wait to have you guys back at our joint soon–the fish are starting to get lonely!" Ziepprecht says. "In the meantime, we hope you bring some of our Cricket goodness home and reminisce about the days of old."
Drink to the Neighborhood with a CC 75
Featuring Milwaukee St. Tavern
Milwaukee St. Tavern's CC 75
Keep the Cherry Creek North love flowing by recreating Milwaukee St. Tavern's CC 75, the local bar's spin on a French 75 that pays homage to the Cherry Creek area and is a simple cocktail that calls for just a few home bar staples. We promise it will be the cherry on top of your week.
Milwaukee St. Tavern is offering Tavern favorites like tacos, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more for pick up through ChowNow Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
2 oz. Breckenridge Vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
Leopold Bros. Michigan tart cherry liquor
Muddle half a lemon in a shaker glass. Add vodka, cointreau and ice to glass, shake and strain into martini glass. Pour prosecco over top. Finish by pouring tart cherry liquor down side of glass, so it layers nicely along the bottom of martini glass. Cheers!
Watch the step-by-step instructions of how you can make this classic cocktail at home: