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Building watch: Frozen yogurt, not burgers, coming to the Lincoln District

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on June 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm | No Comments »
June 26, 2013 4:12 pm
The Freeze is an outpost of the University Place frozen yogurt shop.
The Freeze is an outpost of the University Place frozen yogurt shop.

An outpost of The Freeze, a frozen yogurt shop in University Place, is opening in the Lincoln neighborhood in that little funky building that housed Jubilee Burgers until late last year. Rumors had circulated that someone was looking to reopen Jubilee and continue its burger legacy, but that plan never materialized. A reader asked me a really good question: Where can diners now find the regionally famous Smitty burger, which was served at Jubilee?

The Smitty burger at Don's Drive-In is like a burger hoagie.
The Smitty burger at Don’s Drive-In is like a burger hoagie.

Those are the oblong-shaped burgers served on French rolls that have been famous around the South Sound for two generations (not the same as the Smitty onion burger served at the Puyallup Fair – that’s a whole other Smitty burger story). My answer is easy - Don’s Drive-In in Puyallup still serves the famous oblong Smitty Burger. I had one not long ago – still oblong, still good and you can order your burger with a slice of pie at Don’s. Pie is $3.29 a slice and served with hand-whipped cream. My favorite? Chocolate.  Don’s is at 925 S. Meridian, Puyallup; 253-845-1790.

Speaking of frozen yogurt – it’s a trend that just will not die. Seattle-based Yeti yogurt is the newest chain to hit the area. That company opened a frozen yogurt shop about two weeks ago in South Hill (near the Fred Meyer). More Yeti yogurts are planned for Fircrest and Westgate. At last count, this region had more than two dozen frozen yogurt shops. How many more could we possibly need?

RANT-SLASH-MODEST PROPOSAL: Pie shops. Someone should get on that.

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