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New burger restaurants on the way – DeLong’s Deluxe in Lakewood and Shake Shake Shake in Stadium

Pick-Quick reopens from its winter hiatus Feb. 1. Also in February, two burger restaurants are planning to open.
Pick-Quick reopens from its winter hiatus Feb. 1. Also in February, two burger restaurants are planning to open. File photo from February 2011

February is shaping up to be the month of the burger for South Sound diners. Two retro-style burger restaurants plan February openings – DeLong’s Deluxe in Lakewood and Shake Shake Shake in the Stadium neighborhood. Additionally, here’s good news for Pick-Quick fans: The Fife burger restaurant reopens Friday from its annual two-month winter hiatus. Also at the end of this blog post, I have an update about Jubilee – a Lincoln neighborhood burger restaurant that closed in November and has been rumored as reopening. I’ve also got an update for diners on the Gourmet Burger Shop – the restaurant’s move to downtown Gig Harbor has been delayed to March. Read on. Read more »


My top five South Sound burger stands, walk-ups and drive-ins

Which burger reigns supreme? Click below to find out.

I’ve given the obligatory test run of Five Guys Burgers and Fries – the first South Sound stores of the national chain opened in Lakewood last week and in Puyallup in November. I realized as I was eating at Five Guys that I had not collectively written much about our home-grown burger stands since my burger-stand manifesto in 2009. So I hit the pavement and revisited some of my favorites, along with two new burger stands you may not yet know. Click “read more” to see my top five South Sound burger stand picks. Read more »


Pick-Quick Auburn: Shiny, new and nice, but not the same burger drive-in

A double cheeseburger from Pick-Quick in Auburn, which opened March 8. The original Pick-Quick opened in Fife in 1949.

Hey Pick-Quick fans, have you ventured to Auburn yet to sample the freshly opened Drive-In burger restaurant? It opened a week ago Tuesday.

I stopped in and found a restaurant that was shiny new and with a 1950s sensibility that seemed 21st century designed. A walk-in dining room with high ceilings, big windows to watch the burger crew at work, a sign advertising sustainability, and separate cans for garbage and composting made me think: Burgerville meets In-N-Out. Read more »


Burger lust: Pick-Quick in Fife returns from winter hiatus. Next up: Pick-Quick II in Auburn.

Welcome back from your winter hiatus, little burger.

Yesterday was the perfect day for surprisingly unseasonable al fresco dining, so I fled the newsroom and beat it to Pick-Quick Drive-In, which has reopened from the winter hiatus that the walk-up burger drive-in takes every December-January. The sun was shining, the crowds were mingling. The burgers still are top notch. Read more »