An Upscale Burger Bar Comes to Downingtown

I headed out to Downingtown last week to check out Firecreek Restaurant and Bar, the bistro/steakhouse from the people behind 333 Belrose, but was distracted before I even got in the door. In the same building, the Firecreek owners are about a month away from opening a burger place called Doghouse Burgers.

The spot will focus on local and gourmet, with a grass-fed burger option (made from Chester County Crum Creek Farm beef) plus turkey and angus patty options. Toppings get as upscale as garlic mayo, brie, sautéed port mushrooms, and guac. The fries sound awesome: sweet potato, garlic-parsley, and cheddar-bacon. The menu (there’s also dogs and salads and Whoopie pies) and space, with bright countertops and swing-out barstools — and a location across from a park — seems like it might work well for after-soccer eats with the kids, as a reward for hitting the running/biking trail, or just for a quick snack.

24 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown; 610-269-6000;