THE SPENCE – Atlanta, GA
A restaurant by DRY Soda’s Creative Director Richard Blais, The Spence is a full-on dining experience from the moment you sit down. You’ll get a dash of molecular gastronomy, one of Richard’s specialties, and get to experience his version of Minneapolis’ signature burger – the Juicy Lucy.
What to Get: Juicy Lucy
PS: if you’re hungrier for even more burger action, check out Richard Blais’ YouTube series Burger Lab on Tasted. There, he’ll feature a new burger each Monday that’s guaranteed to have your mouth watering.
8OZ. BURGER BAR – Seattle, WA
Borne from a collaboration between celebrity chef Govind Armstrong and Seattle’s own Kevin Chung, 8oz. Burger Bar brings a local and ingredient-driven focus to its burgers in a rustin, tavern-like setting. With many options to choose from, including burgers made from boar, turkey, lamb and the burger of the month in May featuring ground ostrich, The Madison paired with a DRY Soda keep us coming back.
What to Get: The Madison
EARLS – Denver, CO
Located in downtown Denver, Earls is the perfect blend of upscale and casual dining with a large capacity and any seating offering you can imagine. Get classy upstairs, sit casually on the patio on either level, the possibilities go on. Personally, we prefer a summertime seat on the patio with the classic Earls Bigger Better Burger and a DRY Soda.
What to Get: Earls Bigger Better Burger
ZOMBIEZ – Vashon Island, WA
Featured on Laughing Squid, Zombiez is a zombie-themed burger joint and fits in perfectly on Washington’s lovingly odd Vashon Island. Resurrected at the site formerly known as Zoomies, Zombiez’s fare is delicious and local, but unfortunately brain-free. Are you a fan of zombies AND Quentin Tarantino? Celebrate both simultaneously and get yourself a Zombie Royale.
What to Get: Zombie Royale
CAFE FLORA – Seattle, WA
Just because you’re vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a delicious food holiday like this. Cafe Flora is one of Seattle’s premier vegetarian restaurants and features all local and organic produce. While there are many tantalizing vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes on the menu, they’ll have you covered if you’re in the mood for a hearty vegetarian burger.
What to Get: Chipotle Black Bean Burger