Excellence is all about finding the right balance, something gymnast Alicia Sacramone didn't have when her beam tumble knocked her out of medal contention and into knocking out college dudes on YouTube. For a burger joint that stuck the landing, Seattle Burger Company.
Opened by a first time resto owner (who also helms a gift shop w/ his wife) and aiming to strike a delicate balance between greasy spoon diner & gourmet foodie haven, SBC's a small 22 seat counter service joint pimped with walls art'd w/ the Seattle skyline complete w/ the Space Needle topped, as you'd expect, by a tasty looking
Wheedleburger cheeseburger. The super-affordable burgs range from the basic house mayo'd affair (just $3.85), to the grilled pineapple/teriyaki topped Aloha, to the peppered bacon + all the fixins/double meat & cheese All American Double, which is twice as good as the All American Rejects and accepted in mouths everywhere. They've also got chicken (the bacon/Swiss/herb mayo Chicken Club Burger), sides (onion rings/sweet potato fries/mini burgers), and a few veggie burgers, like the Anaheim pepper/pepper jack/red onion mayo Fire Roasted Pepper burger, which the owner calls "invisible burgers", due to the frequency with which they're ordered.
If you prefer to go sweet, snag root beer/Grape Ape/creamsicle flavored floats, or a peanut butter, raspberry, or Oreo shake that's been hand dipped, like that dude at Brown when he found out firsthand that no one's safe from a Sac Attack.