#SeattleBurgerMonth: Will You Survive?

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Li’l Woody’s and Seattle Met Magazine have teamed up once again for another mouth-watering, star-studded #SeattleBurgerMonth in 2016. The entire month of February will bring a symphony of 4 custom made burgers, expertly crafted by top chefs in the Pacific Northwest, destined to win the hearts of every tastebud this side of the Mississippi.

You know the drill – each week a new burger will be featured, and this year for every burger during BM you’ve enjoyed, you’ll receive a stamp. Collect all four stamps at the end of the month and we’ll give you a set of unique Li’l Woody’s pins to celebrate!

Check out this year’s lineup of all-star chefs & when you can catch their respective burgers:


Eric Johnson: 2/2/16 – 2/8/16

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With strong culinary ties to both France and China, the fresh flavors of Vietnam make perfect sense to Chef/Owner Eric Johnson. Eric recently returned to the States after more than a decade working and living abroad in Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong, working with acclaimed Michelin-star chefs such as Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges. With family roots in the Pacific Northwest, his goal was to open a casual restaurant in Seattle that reflects his culinary experience abroad. This goal was made into reality with his Vietnamese restaurant, Stateside, named 2015 Restaurant of the Year by Seattle Met.

Learn more at statesideseattle.com


Tamara Murphy: 2/9/16 – 2/15/16

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Trained in New York City, Tamara Murphy honed her craft while working at various top restaurants in the area. In 1988, drawn to the Northwest’s bounty of fresh ingredients, Tamara decided to move to Seattle. Her love for creative & delicious plates inspired by the seasons and made possible by our local growers and artisan producers is showcased at her restaurant, Terra Plata – a Spanish influenced “earth to plate” concept. James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Northwest”, “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine Magazine, and an appearance on Iron Chef America are among her many accolades.

Learn more about Terra Plata at terraplata.com


Ethan Stowell: 2/16/16 – 2/22/16

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Ethan Stowell was born in Germany, but raised right here on Capitol Hill, Seattle. He was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs in America” in 2008, “Best New Chef All Star” in 2013 and is frequently nominated for “Best Chef: Northwest” by James Beard. His food philosophy for all his restaurants is to keep it simple. He likes to use fresh ingredients and let the food do the talking. This commitment is apparent in the generous bowls of house-made pasta, locally-foraged mushrooms, delicately prepared fish, wood-fired pizza, a ribeye for two, and his passion for doing it right. In 2003 he opened up his first restaurant in Seattle, thirteen years later he now owns 12 restaurants all over the city.

Learn more about Ethan and his restaurants at ethanstowellrestaurants.com

Edouardo Jordan: 2/23/16 – 2/29/16

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Originally from Florida, Chef Jordan has worked at acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants such as The French Laundry in California and Per Se in New York, before coming to Seattle to work at restaurants like The Herbfarm, Sitka & Spruce and Bar Sajor. Chef Jordan’s philosophy is rooted in his passion for cooking traditions, primal techniques, and ancient methods for preserving foods. His restaurant, Salare is a chef-driven neighborhood restaurant, nestled in the heart of Ravenna in North Seattle. They capture America’s diverse culture of food with influences from America’s South, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean Islands. Last year, Jordan was the lone Seattle contender from the Northwest and Pacific Region in Food & Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef” competition.

Learn more about Salare here: salarerestaurant.com





Li’l Woody’s is dedicated to combining burgers you love with flavors you didn’t know could be possible. In our most ambitious collab to date, we along with Seattle Met Magazine, are proud to announce #SeattleBurgerMonth: a partnership with four top chefs from all around the Pacific Northwest bringing you gourmet burgers that will test the boundaries of your foodie imagination.


Throughout March 2015, we’ll be featuring a new burger each week. From fried chicken skin to pickled serranos, you won’t want to miss these one-of-a-kind concoctions. And if you manage to try each burger, we’re rewarding you with an exclusive “I Survived Burger Month” t-shirt!


Here’s a quick rundown of our feature chefs & when you can catch their respective burgers:


Maria Hines:  3/3/15 – 3/9/15



Maria Hines is the head chef / owner of The Golden Beetle in Ballard. The winner of numerous awards, including the 2009 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northwest, Hines has been making noise in the chef game since 2003, even emerging victorious in Iron Chef America’s “Battle of Pacific Cod”. Hines now owns 3 restaurants (including Tilth and Agrodolce)  with the highly esteemed organic certification from Oregon Tilth, and is sure to bring something amazing to Burger Month.


Learn more about Maria and her restaurants at www.mariahinesrestaurants.com


Matt Dillon: 3/10/15 – 3/16/15



Matt Dillon is the owner and chef at Sitka & Spruce, Bar Sajor and more. A proponent of local and seasonal cooking, Dillon was the winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northwest as well as the 2007 Food & Wine Best New Chef award. Dillon is also the culinary mastermind behind The Corson Building and London Plane. As a former professional forager, Dillon can pick out deliciousness with a single glance and we’re eager to see where he’s lookin’ for his Burger Month flavor.


Renee Erickson: 3/17/15 – 3/23/15



Renee Erickson is another James Beard nominee and a seafood savant. From Whale to Barnacle, her numerous acclaimed restaurants demonstrates the best of Northwest cooking. Combining her passion for great food with inspirations from her favorite places in South Europe & England, you can be sure that Erickson is creating something that will have you fishing for more. Her restaurants include The Whale Wins, The Walrus & The Carpenter, and Barnacle.


Learn more about Renee and her culinary adventures www.reneeerickson.com


Brendan McGill: 3/24/15 – 3/30/15



Brendan McGill is the chef / managing partner of Hitchcock Group, which is comprised of the Hitchcock Restaurant, Hitchcock Delicatessen and Shady Acres Farm on Bainbridge Island as well as the Hitchcock Deli in Georgetown. A semi-finalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northwest, McGill has been praised by the culinary community for his delicious creations and is notorious for bringing the freshest ingredients from the farm to the fork.


Learn more at Hitchcock Restaurant


Special Guest Chef: 3/31/15 – 4/6/15