Updated with more info:
It's really happening! Tomorrow, Friday, May 1, Burgerville will start serving local wine and beer
at its Salmon Creek location in Vancouver.
That's right—order a Widmer Hefeweizen to go with your pepper bacon cheeseburger.
Genius! (We've got a call in to Burgerville to find out when Portland might start getting some sudsy action too).
According to the Burgerville powers that be, this is just a pilot program. There are no plans in place yet to expand the program to Burgerville's other 38 restaurants (sorry Portland).
Here's the official scoop:
The local wine offerings include the Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir, O'Reilly Pinot Gris and the Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay. Burgerville also capitalized on the area's abundant breweries like the Widmer Brothers Brewery and the Full Sail Brewing Co. and sought the best complement to seasonal and regular menu items such as the Wild Smoked Salmon Salad and the Spicy Anasazi Bean Burger. The selected beers include Widmer Hefeweizen, Full Sail Amber and Terminal Gravity ESG. There is a two-drink limit for all guests over 21 years old.
Beer ranges from $3.50-$4 a glass and wine will cost ya $6.50-$9 a glass. Alcohol will be served at Salmon Creek from 11 am to 9:30 pm daily. And there's a two drink limit, folks.
The locally-owned, sustainability-obsessed company
has also recently debuted some new "gourmet" menu items,
including a grilled asparagus and tomato melt and the spring spinach and chicken salad. Which, really, sounds pretty tasty, but not as tasty as a glass or two of Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir...
Salmon Creek Burgerville, 13309 NE Highway 99, Vancouver, Wash.,
360-573-8223. Wine and beer available starting Friday, May 1.