Ballard is getting even more delicious this week with the addition of 8oz. Burger and Co., the second location for the rustic burger joint that has proven that “not all burgers are created equal.” The Ballard location will continue with 8oz. Burger and Co.’s commitment to using raised grass-fed natural meats from Northwest farmers, and locally sourced sustainable products- including a well-stocked selection of local spirits and brews. The restaurant’s bar will offer more than 50 whiskies, 12 beers on draft and craft cocktails with house made ingredients. The new eatery is located at 2401 NW Market Street and is slated to open its doors Wednesday, August 20th for Happy Hour and dinner service beginning at 4pm. Details can be found at www.8ozburgerandco.com .
8oz. Burger and Co.’s menu will boast many of the Seattle-themed designer burgers
that have become the trademark for 8oz., earning them numerous awards including “Best Burger in Seattle” by Eater and “Top 10 Fries in Seattle” by Seattle Met. There will, however, be some offerings unique to the Ballard location- like the “PB & J Burger”- a house blend patty, frisee, tomato jam, cinnamon spiced peanut butter, fontina, and bacon on a pretzel bun.
It’s just such out-of-the-box delicious creations cooked up by owner Kevin Chung, himself, that have made a name for 8 oz. Burger and Co. in Seattle. In November, the Capitol Hill location re-branded, breaking free form the 8oz. Burger Bar National chain completely, with a new name to match the completely independent menu. “We are thrilled to be expanding into Ballard,” says Chung. “We’ll be continuing with the things that have made 8oz. Burger and Co. so popular, with its own Ballard spin. Chris Fogal, our Bar Manager, came to us after pouring drinks at Il Bistro, Blue Water Bistro, Night Kitchen, Matador and Tom Douglas’ Tanakasan. He created our season craft cocktail menu on Capitol Hill and will be heading up the bar at Ballard, as well. The focus is local- lots of craft beers and a large selection of top shelf bourbons and rye.”
The newly renovated and restyled space features many elements that are similar to the Capitol Hill location- like reclaimed wood, subway tiles, and butcher block tables- with its own Ballard twist. Some unique design elements will include a metal hook and rope chandelier, a gorgeous cooling element displaying fresh produce, meats, and local kegs, and 5 murals painted by renowned Seattle artist, Japhy White.
It’s his passion for getting things just right, that took Chung around the country in search of the ultimate burger. He worked on perfecting the craft as the owner of a neighborhood restaurant in Magnolia for three years before opening 8 Oz. Burger and Co. on Capitol Hill.