The Burgermaster at Seattle’s University Village is sad. Lonely people, looking disgruntled, sitting eating from a menu that is expensive for an outdated local fast food chain. Can’t say I’ve ever eaten at the unremarkable, unoriginal Burgermaster and chances are I never will. There are five remaining Seattle area Burgermaster locations. Hot dogs. Fish sandwiches. What kind of burger place is this? I guess I’ll never know.
Seattle (the white settler colonial version, that is) is such a new place that Burgermaster is considered a legacy restaurant from the olden days. Seattle is the kind of town where laundromats opened in 1967 are granted landmark status. It doesn’t mean they have any deep cultural or nostalgic value.
Some wonderful ornamental kale in the landscaping though. I remember moving to Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood long ago and immediately noticing this stuff planted all over the place. Not so much of a thing these days, so I’m glad to see it. Here is our future: kale yes, bad burgers no.