Seattle Restaurant Serves Japanese Katsu Burgers and Katsu Ice Cream Sundaes


Japanese katsu, for anyone who hasn’t yet been blessed with its presence, is a deep fried filet of breaded meat, usually chicken or pork. Tender and juicy, it’s typically served with rice and a healthy helping of sweet katsu barbecue sauce (plus a side of macaroni salad, if you’re getting it Hawaiian style). Basically it’s amazing, and a small Japanese burger joint in Seattle is putting it. on. everything.

Burgers. Pork nuggets. Even a katsu ice cream sundae. The fittingly named Katsu Burger in Seattle has been slinging deep-fried everything since 2011, according to its Facebook page. Each burger comes with your choice of beef, pork, chicken, or tofu, a patty of which is then deep-fried and adorned with a range of American and Japanese toppings, from bacon and cheese to wasabi mayonnaise, miso honey mustard, and tonkatsu sauce. Extra hungry hippos can also choose from the shop’s two Mega Burgers, the Tokyo Tower (which is basically a katsu-style Double Double), or the Mt. Fuji (which is pretty much everything on the menu all at once).


In addition to the burgers, there are also a couple other Asian-inspired treats like the seaweed french fries or the green tea, chai, or soy flour and black sesame milkshakes. As for the aforementioned katsu sundae, the truth is it doesn’t actually use meat, but a katsu-fried red bean pancake called a dorayaki. Still that doesn’t make the thing any less dank.


Our recommendation? Nab one of everything. And don’t forget to “Sumo Size” it.

Packaged Food

Bold New ‘Coffee Flour’ is Your Answer to Sustainable, Gluten-Free Pasta


Coffee cherries must first be converted from fruit to bean. Beans are separated from the pulp, dried, hulled, roasted, ground and finally brewed into your cup of morning joe. However what happens to the remnants at the start of this process — the pulp — is another story. The remainder of coffee cherries are discarded, an unfortunate result of a mega industry that leads to waste and pollution.

Now, CF Global, a startup in Seattle (naturally) has made a bold proposition: Why not take the discarded coffee cherries and transform them into food? Rather than getting tossed and pushed into rivers, as is often the case, the pulp is dried and milled into a flour that CF Global claims can be used in pasta and other baked goods. The coffee flour can even be used as a distinct dry rub for meats and a thickener for sauces.

While there’s not enough caffeine in the flour to have any real effect, The Atlantic points out that Coffee Flour is a step in the right direction, “a way to extract value from something that has traditionally been treated as trash.” The new product isn’t set to hit shelves until 2015, but you can get a closer peek here:


The Perfect Broncos Troll Cake


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Seattle Butcher Makes ‘Beast Mode’ Sausage with Skittles


Apparently, the Seattle Seahawk’s running back Marshawn Lynch adores skittles.

So, in honor of Lynch and the Seahawks making it to the Super Bowl, a Seattle butcher has unleashed a Hot Skittles Sausage. Named “Beast Mode,” Blue Max Meats’ Skittles sausage ranks as one of the most inglorious mash ups we’ve seen. The recipe itself, is unabashedly straight-forward:

First, grab several hulking chunks of meat



Second, grind out the meat spaghetti



Third, mix in the spices and, yes, a bag full of Skittles



Finally, MAGIC


We apologize for any appetites we may have (most likely) ruined.

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Washington Man Arrested For Getting Freaky With Sub Shop Window


Have you ever arrived at your favorite sandwich shop only to find it closed for the night? Typically you’d grab at the door handle, peek through the window and maybe give it a few knocks. What you probably wouldn’t do is drop trou then start goin’ at it with the shop window, right?

Well apparently Lydell Coleman doesn’t take too kindly to restaurants being closed on him. The Washington man exposed himself to onlookers and shop employees then proceeded to hump and grind on the Sub Shop window like he was making sweet sweet love. Guess he didn’t get his foot-long so he showed off his six-inch…womp.

Security interrupted Coleman’s rendezvous causing him to fled. He was later caught and is now being held on felony indecent exposure charges. Coleman has been convicted of indecent exposure before, we’re guessing his first strike involved a burger joint. No word on whether or not the Sub Shop window will wait for Coleman.

H/T Consumerist

Food Trucks

This 50s-Themed Trailer Serves Up Chicken & Waffles . . . on A Stick

chicken and waffles on a stick

My Sweet Little Cakes, a Seattle-based food truck, has revolutionized the world of pancakes and waffles by offering these timeless items . . . on a stick. Yes, now you can eat your morning chicken and waffles drizzled in syrup in one hand and Instagram the moment with the other AT THE SAME TIME.

Did we mention these hotcakes come in a variety of cozy flavors like savory beer & hickory smoked bacon, sweet red velvet buttermilk with dark cherries and blueberry lemon ricotta with honey lemon syrup? Oh we didn’t? Well, there you go.

red velvet hot cake

Unfortunately, at the moment My Sweet Little Cakes can only be found cooking up a storm on Pine Street in Seattle, Washington — making this a must to visit if you’re ever in the area.

H/T + PicThx Thrillist


[ADVENTURE] Red Mill Burgers – Seattle, WA

Red Mill Burgers Sign

I had the chance to see what the Pacific Northwest had to offer, and I did not refuse! When I asked for the best Seattle had to offer, FOODBEAST friend and Seattle-Native Koichi immediately took us to Red Mill Burgers for a lunch that brought us a comatose sleep soon after.

We ended up eating lunner around 2-3 PM, and there was STILL a line out the door. And with only two locations opened in 1994 and 1998, the line definitely displayed the staying power of the concise franchise. I had the opportunity to order the biggest burger on the menu: The Double Bacon Deluxe w/ Cheese. And while the title of the burger doesn’t immediately stun, the burger did.

Red Mill Burger Ketchup

The crew ended up ordering more delicious burgers, hand battered onion rings and a great shake to dip the fries. Check out all the pictures in the gallery!

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Starbucks: Will Start Serving Beer & Wine?

A newly renovated Seattle Starbucks opened Monday with beer and wine on the menu. The alcoholic drinks go on sale after 4 p.m., with the idea of spurring a different rush of customers after the morning buzz has passed. While the Olive Way Starbucks on Capitol Hill is the first location to offer alcohol, it may not be the last. Only time will tell if these new menu additions will roll out to any further locations. (Thx SeattleTimes)