Here’s a treat for October. Next month, award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan is going to lend his skills to Dick’s Drive-In for a special pop-up, serving items at the iconic chain’s Queen Anne location. And the burger joint will introduce its first-ever mobile operation in late fall as well.
Jordan’s fast food foray — from October 16-18 — is part of a series of events across the country called “The Classics Remix,” organized by the online restaurant reservation company Resy and American Express. For $17.50 a person, diners will get a chance to sample the chef’s take on the Dick’s menu, including pimento cheese deluxe burgers, fries with Cajun sauce, and a spiced sweet potato cookie shake. Tickets go on sale September 24 to the general public (and American Express card holders get early access a couple of days earlier thanks to corporate synergy).
Jordan, who owns acclaimed Ravenna restaurants JuneBaby, Salare, and Lucinda Grain Bar, recently penned an ode to Dick’s on Resy, explaining its role in the Seattle dining scene and why it means so much to him.
“Damn near everyone in Seattle has been to Dick’s at some point in their lives, whether it’s after a night out at the club or as a stop home after a long restaurant shift,” he wrote. “Even among the classics, it stands out as an extremely affordable choice. It’s simple. It’s fresh. It’s clean. It’s family-run. It’s women-led.”
Besides this pop-up, Jordan has shown a propensity for trying new things during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it’s creating a community kitchen out of Salare, creating a retail line for his famed pimento cheese, or adjusting to more takeout-friendly fare. In fact, when Salare reopened last month, the restaurant introduced a burger to the menu for the first time, so Jordan already has some grilled patty practice under his belt in preparation for his upcoming fast food stint.
Meanwhile, for the first time in its 66 year-old history, Dick’s is introducing a food truck. The new mobile operation was announced Tuesday, September 15, with a note that it’s coming in “late fall.” The restaurant has posted an online voting form for people to request the first appearance for the truck in a number of Western Washington cities.
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