Gourmet burgers at ‘affordable prices’

A new burger joint is getting ready to open right next door to Malena’s Tacos at 2008 NW 56th St.

The owner of Seattle Burger Co., William Wen, says he will sell hand-crafted gourmet burgers in the price range of $4-$7. Although there are several newer burger places in Ballard, such as The Counter and Hamburger Harry’s, he says they’re not really affordable. Wen says he’s about four to five weeks from opening. If you’re interested in working there, you can email Wen at: wswen845@aol.com. (Thanks Mike and Darcy for the tip!)

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xtevex
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xtevex

If that's the same company that runs Hollywood Burger Co. downtown at 3rd and Marion, it's definitely not anywhere near the same quality as Zak's or the Counter. Add fries and a drink to that burger & you're looking at $8-10. Good luck to them if they find a niche, but if it's the same company they'll need it, plenty of better burger options in the 'hood.

IntegralPoker
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IntegralPoker

Well, I love Hamburger Harry's… seriously good burgers, and a good place to watch some sports while eating and drinking. But competition is always fun, and I'm looking forward to what's going on here.

And they're all better than McDonald's and Burger King. Hamburger Harry's, The Counter, Lunchbox Laboratory, Zak's, now Seattle Burger, and even Red Mill up on the Ridge… from low-end to high-end Ballard is truly blessed in the burger department.

BallardDINK
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BallardDINK

Don't forget Ballard Brothers! Awesome burgers, especially the (wild) salmon. And they're giving the restaurant interior a facelift.

impliedobserver
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That niche is already filled with Scooters.

back2ballard
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back2ballard

How many more burger and pizza joints does Ballard need? I am not complaining? I am just saying!

Good to see new businesses open shop in Ballard. I will definitely check it out. Although if would be nice to have something different.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

It'd be nice to have an affordable burger joint in the area. Folks in Seattle just don't know what a good burger is and I'm tired of paying over $10 for a supposedly gourmet burger that ends up being sub par.

kim
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kim

it would be nice to have two hour parking back.

name
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name

I can only laugh and shake my head at the proliferation of these $25-burger joints.
Puh-lease.

I like Scooters on 24th. Great quality, reasonable price, nice local folks, clean, fast, and best of all, no pretentiousness.

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I would like another Mexican place. While Milena's has ridiculously good steak tacos, and la Carta is pretty decent (regional) cuisine, overlooking Azteca (never crosses my mind when I want real Mexican food) and Matador…well…at least the tequila is good. I need to try Senor Moose, as I've walked by and it smells good and looks like it could be more what I'm thinking of. What I seek is a beautiful bowl of menudo and a good affordable mexican tequila with some tongue tacos. Now, taqueria tequila can do all of these (not bad menudo) but thats up in greenwood. I'm still in search of a killer menudo that has hominy in it. I haven't found a place in Seattle which prepares it in this style.

My favorite burger around is the black angus / blue cheese burger from Hale's. But it can get messy, like all good things.

glutton
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glutton

i didnt like the counter at all….at all.. i like scooters ALOT….but looking forward to this place opening..lets see what 4$ gets ya…

yayunicorns
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yayunicorns

ok, i'm done with burgers, thai, sushi and cupcakes. can someone, for the love of food, open a jewish deli!!!!!

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Yes. A deli would be killer (kosher or not). I can't think of one in the city. (the one in Fremont is not what I have in mind…Roxy's). The Other Coast is tasty, but that's also not really a “deli”. I love a good deli sandwich.

Cosmo King
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Ain't that the truth. There are so few places in Seattle to get a *real* bagel. Noah's does not count, and while Roxy's is Jewish, their bagels are hard as rocks and they only serve light cream cheese. That's Fremont for you…

PhinneyNotBallard
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PhinneyNotBallard

I know its not Ballard, but Tacos Guyamas sure sounds like your place.

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I've never been impressed by Roxy's, and I've eaten there at least 4 or 5 times in since they opened. Mainly because it was the only place in Fremont to get a breakfast bagel sandwich. I think true delis are, unfortunately, just much more of an Eastern thing.

sweetrose
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sweetrose

No respectable, authentic menudo would contain hominy. Are you sure you are not thinking of posole?

SPG
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SPG

Yakitori! Anyone wanting to open something that will take off and hasn't been done to death should just import a real yakitori stand from Japan. See Zakoshi in Vancouver for a reference.

ethel
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ethel

I like Burrito Loco a lot better than Guaymas.

sweetrose
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sweetrose

I laugh too name. Idiots will eat anything and enjoy it too…as long as it's trendy. Scooters I do like. I think whoever owns it used to work at Zestos before they tried to get too rich.

watergirl
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watergirl

Well, as long as we're creating a wish list, how about Polish food? I'm not sure I've ever seen a stuffed pepper or cabbage on a menu in Seattle, let alone pierogies or other Eastern European yummies. Or German food? People's Pub is ok as the only thing going, but their menu is kind of light on the variety.

As for hamburgers? How many places do we need? My goodness!

mijolm
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mijolm

Growing up in Los Angeles, EVERYONE I knew put hominy in menudo. I grew up on it. It's about style, not “respectability.”

sweetrose
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sweetrose

Hmmm I have never seen anyone put hominy in menudo in LA East LA or anywhere else for that matter.

sweetrose
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sweetrose

To be honest here I would not eat it with or without because I loathe all offal. I also do not eat blood tacos. Disgusting.

eric
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eric

its really quite alarming how any announcement of a new business is met byinstant yammering about “what we really need”. jeez man, do it then.

ok, maybe not alarming. weird. yeah.

Name
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Name

why must any new business posting be met with “what we really need is…”? how strange. all these business masterminds oughta put their money where their mouth is imo…