Li’l Woody’s Expands to White Center

Li’l Woody’s, Seattle’s independent burger joint, will open their 4th location on Wednesday, July 19. The newest addition to the family can be found at 9807 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Li’l Woody’s White Center will be open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-9pm and Friday and Saturday,11am-11pm. The telephone number is (206) 403-1294.

Lil’l Woody’s will be one of two restaurants sharing the building with Beer Star, the expansive, 40-tap beer hall. Li’l Woody’s 1,400 sq. ft space, will be cooking-up their beloved grass-fed burgers, shakes using local ice cream from Full Tilt, and hand-cut fries using potatoes grown in Pasco, Washington from Harvest Fresh Produce.

{See the video of Li’l Woody’s recent potato field trip here}.

The White Center space was once home to the Epicure restaurant, a major gathering spot in the 1950’s- known to be where “the elite meet to eat”. The “EP” as it was called, was owned and operated by Joe Boothby, who cooked roast beef on a spit near the front window. The meat became a favorite offering of the restaurant, along with the annual pancake breakfast fundraisers held downstairs. Li’l Woody’s pays homage to the building’s history with the Epicure sandwich: Slow-braised top round, provolone, caramelized onions, and peppercorn horseradish aioli. An extra kick can be added with the addition of Mama Lil’s peppers for $1.

“We can’t wait to be a part of the White Center community,” says Lil’l Woody’s, Marcus Lalario. “I’m glad that we can celebrate the history of the building and be a part of this new neighborhood development.”
 The Epicure joins the club of a special burger found at each Li’l Woody location- Capitol Hill has the Chicken Burger, Ballard has the Salmon Burger and South Lake Union has the Turkey Burger.

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