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Tag: Blazing Onion Tacoma

Feb.
21st

Burger Smackdown: Three new South Sound burger restaurants

The Ranch Hand cheeseburger at Blazing Onion in Tacoma. Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer
The Ranch Hand cheeseburger at Blazing Onion in Tacoma. Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer

Since 2008, I’ve taken you on tours of burger stands, bar burgers, highfalutin burgers, fair burgers and the finest handcrafted veggie burgers in the South Sound.

With three gourmet burger joints that have just opened in the South Sound — one in October, two in January — I thought it time for another burger pilgrimage.

Today’s burger trail encompasses the land of “chain restaurants,” a term that usually strikes fear deep in the gut of a dining critic.

Don’t worry. These aren’t those mindlessly homogenous could-be-in-Toledo-or-Tacoma chains. These chains are small and Washington-born and bred: Blazing Onion, Lunchbox Laboratory, and Bob’s Burgers & Brew.

Whose burgers proved best? That designation goes to Blazing Onion for superior burger construction, skilled service and pricing that won’t bust your wallet.

I rated each restaurant for variety, construction and flavor. I ate similar burgers at each: a “classic” cheeseburger, a blue cheese burger, a burger with a smokey flavor profile, and a wild-card burger from the “other than beef” category. Each restaurant was visited twice. Read more »

Jan.
16th

Here’s the beef on Blazing Onion Burgers and Bob’s Burgers and Brew – both opening soon

The farmhouse patty at Blazing Onion is made with brown rice, cheese and roasted veggies. No, it's not a gigantic beefy burger, but it is tasty. It's one of 20-something burgers served at the chain opening in Tacoma this weekend.
The farmhouse patty at Blazing Onion is made with brown rice, cheese and roasted veggies. No, it’s not a gigantic beefy burger, but it is tasty. It’s one of 20-something burgers served at the chain opening in Tacoma this weekend.

Two Washington-based burger chains – Blazing Onion and Bob’s Burgers and Brew – will open new South Sound locations in the coming days. Here’s when. Read more »

May
30th

Blazing Onion announces Tacoma site for new burger restaurant

On Tuesday, I told you about Blazing Onion expanding its Northwest-based chain of gourmet burger restaurants to Tacoma. Company CEO David Jones announced last night where the new Blazing Onion would be built – a new building at the Tacoma Mall. Read more »