Midwest Vibe • Washington Beef, Ground Daily Onsite • 916 S. Hatch St., Spokane, WA 99202 • (509) 241-3083

I take my parents in to get their opinion of a neighborhood spot that has quickly become near and dear to my heart. They are both from the Midwest, where cities and small towns alike offer mom-and-pop shops with the purest of American bar food: burgers with thick, fresh-ground, hand-formed patties; cheese curds battered lovingly in substances like Miller High Life; fries and chips that are made fresh on site; cold beer on tap or in a big bright cooler. The folks agree that this place is absolutely the real deal. And it’s not by mistake: Midwest transplants Laura and Jeff make sure all the details are right as they share something special from the place they grew up.

A Midwest ethic of friendliness combined with fresh Washington beef and a flair for the creative—no wonder they were voted Best Burger in Spokane during their first year in operation. Spend less than a sit-down burger chain, and have an uncommon experience in a great neighborhood.