No vowels but plenty of moo at this Pioneer Square beef bôite.
BRGR Bar has been dolled up from its old Dome Burger days, with some tricked-out sandwiches and a glossy look for the new Pioneer Square — it apparently also dropped a couple of vowels along the way.
The lunch menu is mostly burgers — uh, BRGRS — for the office workers and sports fans in a hurry.
BRGR’s isn’t necessarily the best — more middle of the pack — but it features some of the most gluttonous grub around.
111 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle
Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. BRGR is open with expanded hours for all Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders home games.
Etc: major credit cards accepted; street parking; full bar; no obstacles to access
The menu: Burgers ($11-$14) include a Korean BBQ marinated beef patty and other ethnic twists, served with fries or salad. Have a souped-up order with battered waffle fries, sweet potato fries, IPA-battered fries or onion rings.
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When there isn’t a home game, the kitchen offers an expanded dinner menu with inspired food-truck grub like bulgogi beef sliders and other Korean comfort food for the young bar-hoppers.
What to write home about: The best thing was its July “BRGR of the Month,” which isn’t even a burger: a crispy, juicy buttermilk fried-chicken breast with jalapeño slaw, pepper chili aioli, pickle and kale soaking the sesame bun for an addicting spicy and sour bite.
The burgers here are a bit overwrought. The exception is its “classic” with a 7-ounce patty with melted American cheese, arugula and Thousand Island dressing.
What to skip: The messy pork-belly burger was dry and well-done despite a request for medium-rare. It was topped with a slap of smoked pork belly, an overcooked fried egg, capers, pimento cheese, arugula and rosemary-tomato jam. Onion rings were soggy.
The setting: BRGR has a new owner who has given the former Dome Burger spot a dark, clublike facade and a glossy wood-motif interior. Flo Rida and Bruno Mars blare from the speakers.
Summing up: Two burgers and a chicken sandwich, with $2 upgrade each on the onion rings and IPA-battered fries, and a Coke totaled $49.32, enough to serve three.