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Burger Pet Peeve Isn’t “Where’s the Beef,” It’s “Too Much Bread”

With the start of barbecue season upon us, burgers are on my mind. Grilling at home gets the best burger results, as you can customize using your favorite ingredients. Still, I’m always seeking good burgers at restaurants, partly for ideas and inspiration, and partly for…

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Seattle’s Search for the Perfect Burger Ends…

When a new restaurant advertises with a slogan like “Your search for a perfect burger ends here,” that’s a lot to live up to.
This is how Relish Burger Bistro, a growing chain in Starwood properties, advertises. Its newest branch opened this week in Seattle’s…

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Zagat and Broiler Bay Burger Disappointment

The Internet, and its readers, love lists. Restaurant lists are especially popular. I get it: These posts generate a lot of hits, a lot of discussion, and a lot of debate. “They liked what?” and “How did my favorite place not make the list?” are…

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Sexy Feast: Palace Kitchen Presents a Burger and a Decision About Sexual Politics

A recent late night alone in downtown Seattle meant a long-overdue visit to Palace Kitchen. I scanned the menu quickly, but basically glazed over most of the words, as I was there for one thing only: the Palace burger royale.
The patty, a half-pound of…

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Sexy Feast: Zippy’s Giant Sex Lesson Kicks Butt

Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center is Seattle’s hamburger mecca for many. Buns are good, as are the patties—made with chuck that’s ground daily and cooked to the point of an agreeably salty crust. I bypass the shakes for a pick from a cooler full…

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Katsu Burger Conquers the Sandwich World

Paseo, Salumi and many Vietnamese delis selling BBQ pork banh mi: All are superb places for a sandwich in Seattle. Now it’s time to add Katsu Burger to that elite list. Hajime Sato, (sustainable) sushi chef at Mashiko, recently opened this bustling eatery in Georgetown,…

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Sexy Feast: Katsu Burger Will Make You Want to Bend Over Its Knee

Last week, Sexy Feast sized up 8 Oz. Burger Bar, one of the newest entries in Seattle’s burger boom. But the boom isn’t just about traditional burgers. Hajime Sato of Mashiko and sustainable sushi fame recently opened an incredibly popular and delicious new restaurant in…

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Sexy Feast: 8 Oz. Burger Bar and a Test of Manhood

Seattle’s burger boom continues. With the opening of 8 Oz. Burger Bar in Capitol Hill, we now have a burger joint boasting about size as a differentiator. The namesake burger, “The 8 Oz.,” is pretty straightforward, featuring a half-pound blend of sirloin, tri-tip, short rib,…

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Passport to Pleasure: Happy Hours and Happy Times During a 1st Avenue Overnight at Downtown’s Hotel 1000

How about golf, a spa, a comfortable room with scenic views, and a wide variety of interesting dining options—right in or outside your hotel on 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle?
There’s also a world of restaurants right outside the door.
If I was visiting Seattle…

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PICK-QUICK Opens in Auburn Tomorrow; Start of an Empire?

It was sheer coincidence that just about the day my choice of PICK-QUICK Drive-In as Washington State’s great burger joint was published in the USA Today’s “Great American Bites” series, PICK-QUICK announced the opening of its second location—its first since the original opened in Fife…

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