Monday, September 29, 2008

burgermaster, or should I say BURGERMASTER

I have finally made it to Burgermaster. I've meant to go for ages and ages, but I hardly ever make it over to the U district. this past weekend was the big book sale at Magnuson park, so it was a great excuse to stop by.

Burgermaster Sign

I'm really glad I did. The place is awesome. Product of my time that I am, I love a 70s fast food joint that's been frozen in time. Well, not exactly frozen; everything is hella worn. The wood grain has almost worn off of the tables. But at least they have a bizarre coffee bar thing out in the middle of everything.

coffee stand at burgermaster

I love the ambiance. I have to admit, as soon as I got inside it didn't really matter what the food tasted like. I was home.

burgermaster menu board

The food was good though. And it was brought to the table. Woot! Table service makes it classy!

table with number at burgermaster

Speaking of class, I'm a bit of a classist, but in the biological classification sense. I didn't actually get a burger; I went for the turkey (no bacon). I was happy with my choice. They went out of their way to make it just as greasy as a burger, if not more so, which I appreciate immensely. I'd feel like a chump getting something healthy at Burgermaster.

Burgermaster turkey sandwich with fries and shakes
Err. A Turkey Sandwich, fries, and shakes

Oh, and the shakes were excellent. I'm not a huge fan of Rakka's fake banana, but I liked my mocha a lot. Again, healthy choices are not allowed. You must go for the shake.

turkey sandwich at Burgermaster
No greasy burger? don't worry, we'll fry the bread

Oh, and the best part? The whole shebang, sandwich, fries and 2 shakes, was about 12.50 delivered (to the table, remember). In conclusion, my heart and arteries are very happy Burgermaster is difficult for me to get to.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

nothing to see here, move along

So, again with the not much to talk about. Company meeting food is adequate, but not, how do you say... exciting. Evidence:

continental breakfast
if they had french toast I could have been intercontinental

And more evidence:

continental lunch (buffet)
if they had french fries I could have... no, joke's over

Not that there's anything wrong with the catering at the Edgewater. It's meant to seem fancy without getting in the way of whatever meeting they're hosting. In that regard it succeeds. But also in that regard, there's nothing more to say about it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Howdy, yall. I'm here to tell you that I haven't forgotten you, despite appearances. Also, forsaking has not been happening. I've been sick, Rakka's been sick, we haven't been going out. etceteras etceteras. Ok. Excuses out of the way? Right, let's get started talking about...

Zaina has hookahs all over the place for the night time festivities, but at lunch time it's just a bunch of working schlubs, and me (who is working but awesome).

Chicken Shawarma at Zaina
Oooh, that looks good

The food is good, in that lunch timey kind of way. I thought the sandwich would be a little bigger though. At ~$7 you'd think it would be somewhat filling, even in this era of rising food prices. It wasn't. I hadn't breakfasted, so I ended up having most of another lunch after.

Chicken Shawarma at ZainaZaina Coming Soon
Zaina ExteriorLamb Kabob Plate at Zaina

trying something a little different with the pics, hovering should work

The plate is apparently the way to go. The one member of the party who got a plate, who professed himself to be starving btw, was unable to finish it. They're up in the $11 range though. Stupid inflation.

So, looking back, this isn't a glowing review. But it's not to say it's a bad one, right? It's a nice place. I'd go again.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"leader of the packets"

Grabbed some dinner at the Athina Grill the other day. It was good, but I've already told you about that. No, the interesting part was the ketchup. It was wearing sunglasses and a leather jacket.

Heinz Ketchup 'leader of the packets'
What the fuck? Seriously.

I was a bit weirded out.

I don't know to whom they are trying to appeal. I'm not sure they do either. I'm reminded quite strongly of Poochie; but that at least had the advantage of being fiction.

Continuing to the back side, we are informed of an interesting fact about kangaroos. Four times. Apparently Heinz cooks it's ketchup in the Overlook Hotel.

All work and no play makes a newborn kangaroo about 1 inch in length.
All work and no play makes a newborn kangaroo about 1 inch in length.
All work and no play makes a newborn kangaroo about 1 inch in length.
All work and no play makes a newborn kangaroo about 1 inch in length.

How is this related to anything? Kangaroos are "leaders of the pouches"? Maybe they thought mr. ketchup, or whatever his name is, looked like kangaroo jack?

I don't really know why this affected me so much. Maybe 'cool' ketchup is full of goofballs. Who knows.