Romancing the Burger

Dukes Seafood Cheeseburger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion

I tell guests and team members, “Yup, it’s a cheeseburger.” But it’s not just a cheeseburger. Behind the scenes, there’s so much more to it than that. The bun: baked by Essential Baking Company (our recipe) using organic flour and delivered to us 7 days a week. We grill it in locally made clarified butter.…

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Chef Bill Ranniger’s Turkey Talk

Two Tom Turkeys

You get a lot of advice and direction about prepping and enjoying turkey during this time of year, but our Executive Chef “Wild” Bill has the best advice. Take it away, Bill. By Bill Ranniger Go to Duke’s for several days before Thanksgiving, eat good food and mentally prepare to be away from Duke’s until…

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Oh Shucks . . . Oysters Aren’t that Tough

Bill Ranniger of Duke's Seafood by Oysters

Selecting and shucking oyster can be tough but not if you join us at Duke’s in Bellevue (the only location where we feature fresh oysters). Fresh right now a Kumamoto from Humoldt Bay, CA, Shinsei from Willapa Bay, WA, Olympia from South Puget Sound plus the Takara, West Coast Stout and Royal Miyagi. All delicious…

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