Imagine a Grass-fed beef patty wedged between two buns, smothered in pickled figs, wrapped in bacon, and covered in gorgonzola cheese. Even better, imagine the freedom to be a kid once again as grease spills out from your burger, on to your hands and out from the sides of your mouth. And all of this being completely okay and guiltless.
All of this exists and is why I've continued to come back to Li'l Woody's time and time again. I've eaten "The Fig and the Pig" more times than I can count and it never gets old(thats the one above!). Theres a part of me that believes our youth will never die and this place is living proof.
Lil' Woody's opened up in Capitol Hill about 4 years ago and since its beginning has been an unstoppable force of great food and positive presence in the community.
When I stopped in recently, they had just finished their first ever "Li'l Woody's Loves The Kids" Art Show. The art show was comprised of work created by three Ballard area elementary schools. For all of May 2015, "Li'l Woody's" featured the student' art in their Ballard location and allowed customers to vote for their favorites.
The winner of the show, Adams Elementary, had the honor of creating the "Burger Special of the Week". The students chose the ingredients entirely by themselves, ultimately deciding on Mac & Cheese, bacon, and ketchup, with a kid-sized bag of gummy bears on the side.
I got to try this beautiful creation, and it didn't let me down. Kids have freedom that we as adults forget and eating a burger smothered in mac and cheese and bacon is a good reminder to mix things up once in awhile. Try out the things that don't make sense. Take some chances.
And if you are in Seattle, Go visit "Li'l Woody's". They've got two locations - one in Capitol Hill and one in Ballard. They are open 7 days a week and feature a new burger every week!
Capitol Hill | 1211 Pine St. Seattle, WA. |
Ballard | 2040 NW Market St. Seattle, WA. |
Sun 11am- 10pm