A buffalo burger and Cowboy Cocktail at The Spur of the Moment

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click to enlarge MATTHEW SCHNIPER

  • Matthew Schniper

If you’re hiking in the Spruce Mountain Open Space then you may as well continue four miles north afterward for a meal. Larkspur only offers a few options, and we pick the not dive-y (actually quite tidy) Spur.

Our bartender/server can’t tell us much of anything about the place’s history other than it apparently moved to the current building nine years ago; the menu notes establishment in 1994.

I’m happy to find a can of 10 Barrel Brewing’s Profuse Juice Hazy IPA, hugely tropical and hoppy and quite a craft contrast to my dining mate’s Cowboy Cocktail, made with an Hornitos tequila infusion with lime juice into a Coors Light pint. It drinks cheap and beach-y, which is to say perfectly paired with a well-constructed, no frills buffalo burger to which we add roasted green chiles.

We also pay more for sweet potato fries, which appear house-cut and pleasantly aren’t limp and oily. You could say we’re happy with our Spur of the Moment decision. Zing!