Wed March 14, 5:45–8:30 pm
Recommended by Julianne Bell
Seattle restaurateurs just can’t get enough of Dick’s Drive-In: To the delight of guests at their 1950s-themed New Year’s Eve shindig, Canlis simulated the experience of the beloved burger joint circa mid-century in a mini retro reproduction upstairs (approved by the Spady family for maximum historical authenticity). And at chef Eric Rivera of addo’s recurring fast-casual Richard’s (the proper name for Dick's) Burger pop-up, the Huxley Wallace alum and former food blogger gives the city’s favorite special-sauce-soaked, iceberg-lettuce-laden, scrunchy-orange-foil-wrapped cheeseburger a cheeky highbrow makeover, all packaged in a to-go box with fries. Gimmicky? Maybe, but Rivera, who’s previously engineered burgers for Bookstore Bar and Josh Henderson’s Great State Burger chain, knows a thing or two about crafting the perfect cheese-smothered patty on a bun.