Our Famous Friends’ Favorite Burgers

Local notables' share their favorite burgers, and how they take them.

By Patrick Hutchison


January 6, 2012

This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of Seattle Magazine.

1. Knute Berger (Crosscut columnist and editor-at-large of Seattle magazine): The Scoop Burger at Scoop Du Jour ($8.95) in Madison Park, without cheese but with tomatoes, pickles, onions, and a pile of shredded lettuce.

2. Jesse Jones (KING 5 consumer reporter): The regular Beef Verde Burger at Red Mill ($6.38), with bacon and lots of extra Mill sauce.

3. Governor Christine Gregoire: The Deluxe Cheeseburger at Eastside Big Tom Drive Inn ($3.81) in Olympia, hold the onions.

4. Felix Hernandez (Cy Young Award–winning pitcher for the Seattle Mariners): The Verde Chicken Burger at Red Mill ($7.15), with a side of onion rings.

5. Macklemore (local hip-hop artist): Either the BOA burger at The DeLuxe  ($9.95) or the Skillet burger at Skillet Diner ($14), with lots of ketchup—on the bun and a pile for dipping.

6. Steve Scher (host of KUOW’s Weekday): The Deluxe at Dick’s ($2.70)—no changes, out of respect for the classics.

7. Ada Healey (vice president of Vulcan Real Estate and leader of SLU development): The Palace Burger Royale at Palace Kitchen ($15), with extra mayo.

8. Nathan Myhrvold (culinary author): The Double Cheeseburger at Wibbley’s Gourmet Hamburgers ($7.48) in Bellevue, with the works and grilled onions.

9. Cheryl Waters (KEXP DJ and host of The Mid Day Show) The Classic from Uneeda Burger ($4), sometimes with cheddar and bacon; always with a side of fries or onion rings.


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