Opening Day Predictions 2014 (part 1)

I love baseball.

Every spring I trick myself into being hopeful about my hometown Seattle Mariners.

This year is no different. I’m overly excited about the possibility of the Mariners having a miracle season.

To welcome in the Major League Baseball season my good friend and fellow sports fan Kyle Wheeler joins me to talk about my favorite sport.

We’ll predict how the season will go and invite you to do the same.

Listen in and make your predictions today.

Burger Me

This post is most likely inspired by the fact that I’m not currently being strict with my diet.

It could also be because I’m really craving a delicious hamburger.

Here are my top five places to grab a great burger in and around the Seattle area:

5. El Gaucho

I know what you’re thinking… Well not really, I’m just guessing.

El Gaucho? Isn’t that expensive?

No actually. Try the happy hour burger there and you’ll thank me. White cheddar cheese, bacon, ground fillet, hmmm.

Hint: Order the Diablo Shrimp and use the sauce on your burger.

4. Lil’ Woody’s

Fun. Eclectic. Delicious.

Just off I-5 on Capital Hill in Seattle.

Lil’ Woody’s features exotic burgers as well as good ole’ fashioned favorites.

They also sell something called, ‘Crack’ (fries served with a shake for dipping).

Hint: Try the burger called the ‘Fig and the Pig’

3. Lunchbox Laboratory

Seriously a must try experience.

Located just off 405 in Bellevue.

This burger lab is full of exciting experiments that create a taste explosions.

Hint: Try the Dork Balls (duck & pork).

2. John Howie

Another one of my favorite happy hour spots. The budget burger from the bar menu does NOT disappoint.

Similar to the El Gaucho burger, but just better.

Hint: While at John Howie, order the fried Brussels sprouts. Yes, you read that correctly. They are incredible.

1. Toulouse Petit

As far as my wife and I are concerned this lower Queen Anne spot is the best restaurant in Seattle.

We love it. Whether it’s date night or we’re just hanging in Seattle, it’s always our choice.

Bold flavors and original creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner are found here.

The happy hour burger here is absolutely amazing. It’s perfect. The bun, the cheese, the meat.

Hint: Try going for breakfast happy hour.


I know I probably left your favorite off my list.

So share your favorite spots.

Where else can I get a great burger?