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Sonoran Hot Dogs and Beer Team Up at Burdick Brewery in South Park

The owners of Phorale are building a hot dog stand next to the taproom

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South Park’s rehomed Burdick Brewery taproom is now pouring at 8520 14th Ave S., and today, the owners of popular pho-fusion place Phorale are previewing their forthcoming Sonoran hot dog venture, Bocado. Bocado’s version of the Northern Mexico-born cult favorite comes wrapped in bacon, as is standard, and topped with garlic cilantro aioli, cream cheese, sweet red onion jam, pico de gallo, and green onions. Fans can try the beefy sensation from 5 p.m. until supplies run out.

Bocado will soon operate on a regular basis from a converted shipping container in the parking lot next to Burdick’s taproom, though that opening is probably still five to six months out, says Burdick owner Max Leinbach. In the meantime, Safeco Field chef Russell Goehle will work the grill every Friday in August starting at 4 p.m., serving burgers and elote corn outside the brewery.

Last year, Burdick and neighboring Lowercase Brewing were forced to close their South Park brewery-taproom combos after code inspectors determined the spaces needed prohibitively expensive changes. Both breweries opted to continue brewing on-site, each moving over into a new space within the same complex and opening new taprooms elsewhere. Lowercase is pouring its beers at a new taproom in Georgetown, at 6235 Airport Way S. as of November. Leinbach actually opened his taproom about a month ago, but ran into several roadblocks, including the vandalization of the space, resulting in an eight-day closure that ends today.

Burdick, like Lowercase, will still brew off-site, but the taproom will offer Leinbach a chance to interact with his customers again. “We’ve been distributing all this time, and that’s fine and dandy, but it’s been kind of boring,” he says. “Now, I will get to see my customers again. It feels like we’re putting on our big boy pants.”

Burdick Brewery

8520 14th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 909-9632 Visit Website