Unfortunately, the fat lady has all but sung in MagPul’s native state’s Second Amendment struggle. Having passed both the Colorado House and Senate, a ban on magazines with capacities greater than 15 rounds awaits the Governor’s signature to become law. As manufacturers of the famous PMAG, MagPul (and several of their subcontractors and suppliers) have understandably vowed to leave their home if the law is enacted.
One thing MagPul founder Rich Fitzpatrick (and his partners) will surely leave in Boulder, Colorado is a new restaurant called Drake’s Haus. Opening in Mid-May, Drake’s Haus specializes in burgers. Specifically, the Merlot burger.
According the the Westword blog, “the concept is the brainchild of co-owner and chef Kimber Hollar, who devised the idea at a backyard barbecue, where she and her co-owners, Richard Fitzpatrick…and Jamie Hanson, discovered it was a hit with the burger-craving crowd.”
“By injecting the burger patty with merlot from different wine growing regions, Kimber has created five juicy and deliciously rich burgers,” says Sullivan, noting that the patties are smaller than a traditional hamburger. Those who order them, however, will get a duo, which, adds Sullivan, “allows our guests to mix and match different styles.”
I think Drake’s Haus sounds like a great restaurant. Interestingly, because of the impending launch of Drake’s Haus, the Boulder Weekly thinks that MagPul is bluffing about leaving Colorado. They can’t seem to fathom that a guy who runs an $85 million a year company would move if he has a restaurant opening in May. Hopefully, Fitzpatrick will open another one wherever MagPul ends up. I’d love to try a Merlot burger.