Plus, a new Southwestern-themed bar is now open in Capitol Hill.
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🍔 You’re the only bun in our heart
Lil Woody’s burgers made it to the Shibuya District in Japan for a reason. | Photo by @gfinthe206
There’s nothing that really hits the spot 100% of the time like a burger (except maybe pizza — we’ll leave that debate up to you).

And what better time to enjoy a nice, juicy hamburger than National Hamburger Day, which is so conveniently coming up on May 28.

So we’d figured we’d prep you for the big day. Here’s where to find some of the best burgers Seattle has to offer.

Loretta’s Northwesterner | South Park
This is the one listing where we know if we didn’t include it, we’d get some angry emails. These smashburgers are so packed with flavor that you won’t want to miss even that last little bite that always has just a pinch of meat on it.

Gainsbourg | Greenwood
This lounge’s Gainsbourger comes with some lamb worked into the patty to give the sandwich (yes, a burger is a sandwich) extra depth in its flavor. The onion confit and potato bun really round out that experience.

The Barking Dog Alehouse | Phinney Ridge
Not sure what kind of burger you’re in the mood for yet? This spot’s got really solid lamb, veggie, and regular ole beef options.

Smash That Burger Co. | Interbay
This one’s for the adventurous eaters. Try out concoctions like the Kimchi Smash, the Chester (a burger that uses grilled cheeses as its buns), and the Peanut Butter, Jam, and Bacon burger.

Lil Woody’s | Capitol Hill, White Center, Ballard, Tokyo
The only burger more quintessential to the foodie scene than Dick’s Drive-In is this locally based chain. Check the menu frequently for specialty burgers like the Trotter, made with bacon, apples, and horseradish sauce (did we just hear a whinny?).

FlintCreek Cattle Co. | Greenwood
Not only are these happy hour burgers only $10, but they’re generally ground from filet mignon. Go ahead and make that rezzy.
Let’s build a burger. What kind of bun are you choosing?
A. Classic white buns, please.
B. Brioche, baby.
C. Don’t put me in a twist — I’ll take pretzel buns.
D. Something else.
Friday, May 24
  • 53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival | Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle | Free | Seattle’s crunchiest and most beloved event highlights PNW culture with folk art fashion shows, tons of local artisans, musical performances, and lots of good food.
  • Learn to Embroider: Embellish a Sweet Moth | Friday, May 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Monster, 1716 NW Market St., Seattle | $45 | Make your friends (and mom) jealous with this cute, little moth you made.
Saturday, May 25
  • Mighty-O Tour de Donut 2024 | Saturday, May 25 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Mighty-O Donuts, 1555 NW Market St., Seattle | $45 | Use the promise of pastries and drip coffee to fuel your journey to five local cafes.
  • Critical Landscape Activities for the Benefit of Birds and Pollinators | Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Prue’s House, 9600 Mandus Olson Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island | Donation-based | Learn how to use native plants to transform your backyard and protect the local birds and bees.
  • Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits | Saturday, May 25 | 7 p.m. | White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd., Auburn | $56-$159.50 | She’s singing a song she wrote about the girl you used to know-whoa.
  • BANDITS: A Burlesque Smoke Show! | Saturday, May 25 | 7-11 p.m. | The Mystic Motel, 1512 11th Ave., Seattle | $15-$125 | Giddyup into the wild west for one wild, rootin’ tootin’ burlesque show.
Sunday, May 26
  • Comic Relief: Comedy with a Cause | Sunday, May 26 | 2-4:30 p.m. | The ArtSci Company, 3003 Northup Way, Bellevue | $35-$65 | Laugh right along to these jokes while your money goes to supporting after-school education for the young’ns.
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Hormone health Q+A: Why get tested?
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Hormone health impacts your overall well-being and helps your body find its balance. | Photo provided by Labcorp
Hormones influence everything from fertility and menstrual cycles to mood and metabolism, making prioritizing hormonal health important for women at every stage of life.

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What are common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?
  • Irregular menstrual periods or difficulty conceiving
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Dry skin or trouble concentrating
  • Hot flashes or sleep disturbances
Why test my hormone levels?

Testing these hormones can provide insights into whether the symptoms you’re experience are linked to a hormonal imbalance:
  • Progesterone: Monitor + track ovulation to aid in family-planning or to understand your menstrual cycle.
  • Estradiol (E2): Test the most common type of estrogen to get insights into your reproductive health.
  • Menopause-related hormones: Understand your menopause symptoms with this all-in-one test that measures four key menopause-related hormones.
How can I get tested?

Purchase a Labcorp OnDemand lab test to get quick and convenient results (think: no doctor’s visit required). Bonus: Get $10 off code with code 6AMCITY.
News Notes
  • Seattle roadways are proving to be almost as good of a show as the Woodland Park Zoo. Several chickens recently got loose from a truck traveling along I-5 Thursday morning, causing quite the commotion and while reminding us of when four zebras broke loose this month. All the chickens were safely corralled. (Seattle Times)
  • Howdy, partner — looking for somewhere to wet your whistle? New Southwestern-themed bar The Wash is now open on Capitol Hill in Rose Temple’s former location at 1801 E. Olive Way. Expect agave-based cocktails, agua frescas, and lots of Route 66 vibes. (Capitol Hill Seattle)
  • Several Seattle Parks and Rec facilities will be closed Thursday, June 6 while staff undergo a training day. Affected locations and programs include community + teen life centers, environmental learning centers, indoor swimming pools, and all recreation programs. Parks, boat ramps, and golf courses will remain open.
  • The Seahawks just had their first open OTA practice. Hear from the local experts on the main takeaways from this practice with Locked On’s daily, Seahawks-focused podcasts.
    • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
    • Seattle, did you know you can get rewarded for supporting local businesses + artists? Check out local establishments, check in with a Seattle Explored digital passport, and rack up rewards — it’s that simple. Explore passports and add them to your digital wallet.*
    The Buy
    The ultimate kitchen appliance for summer: the Cuisinart 2-Quart Ice Cream Maker. No ice, salt, or hand-churning required — simply freeze the bowl and pour in your custom creation. We’re thinking black raspberry or chocolate chip…
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