The Noodle Ranch was my first experience with Belltown. I had just moved to Seattle and was working at the WaMu center when a buddy recommened I give it a shot for lunch. I remember loving the neighborhood based upon my first experiences. A couple years ago there was also an old soccer supplies store that has since long found another home.
I’m sad to see Noodle Ranch disappear, but am happy the owners have found something new to keep the spot alive. Their burgers look grotesquely amazing. I can’t wait to try them.
Reinventing a family business is usually the best way to keep things fresh, though good luck convincing executive producers Brandy and Ray J that they should fire Brandy and Ray J. Reinventing her family’s biz without the help of amateur video, the chef behind Dope Burger.Opened by a Spring Hill vet in the former Noodle Ranch space (where she’d been running the show for her parents), this narrow whimsically named 50-seater boasts a primary color-trimmed eat space up front, a full bar and take out window in back, and is walled with giant, cartoon-ish depictions of the beef-based tastiness found on a menu dominated by hand-formed burgers made with “twice ground chuck”