Shaq’s Big Chicken and Lil Woody’s to open restaurants in Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena



As the opening day of Seattle’s newly renovated Climate Pledge Arena draws closer, recent announcements for the venue’s food and beverage options have garnered some national attention.

Lil Woody’s announced Tuesday that it has been named the official hamburger partner of the Seattle Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena. The location of the arena – called Lil lil woody’s – will be located in the main hall. The menu, designed for “quick and relaxed service”, will highlight the restaurant’s three best burgers: the Lil Woody (quarter pound beef patty, cheddar, onions, pickles, ketchup, mayo), the Big Woody (quarter pound beef patty, bacon, cheddar, pickles, onions, tomato, lettuce, ketchup, mayo) and the Impossible Veggie Burger. Lovers of concerts and Kraken will be able to pay for their meals using Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology.

A Bi Woody served with onion rings.

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Over the next three weeks, Kraken and Lil Woody’s burger fans can celebrate the coming season with three exclusive burgers, available at Capitol Hill, White Center and Ballard restaurants. From October 12-18, fans can pick up the Kraken Hat Trick: a quarter-pound patty topped with cream cheese, bacon, jalapenos, smoked cheddar, a fried egg and gravy. pungent. Then, from October 19 to 15, Lil Woody’s will collaborate with Molly De Mers, Executive Chef of the Climate Pledge Arena, to create That’s My Jam: a quarter pound cake with cheddar, arugula, lemon gremolata. confit and bacon jam. Finally, the restaurant will serve its Barn Burner created by leftist Kraken player Brandon Tanev. From Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, fans can enjoy a quarter-pound patty topped with peppers, an over-easy egg, caramelized onions, pickles and ketchup.

If chicken is more your thing, the news fell on Twitter last week, that Shaquille O’Neil will bring his Big Chicken restaurant to Climate Pledge Arena, the chain’s very first stadium. Special for Climate Pledge, the Chicken Joint has created an exclusive sandwich, aptly nicknamed the Kraken. The Seattle exclusive will feature Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese and Cream Cheese. And like the other food, drink and merchandise locations in the arena, Big Chicken will be equipped with Amazon “Just Walk Out” technology.

Other local restaurants will also be present at the Climate Pledge Arena, including Ballard Pizza and Din Tai Fung. For a more formal dining option, Metropolitan Grill will offer a sit-down restaurant in the upscale arena seating area. Elliot’s Oyster House and Just Poke will also be in the arena, but menu options have yet to be released.

Spicy Wontons from Din Tai Fung.

Spicy Wontons from Din Tai Fung.

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The Climate Pledge Arena’s dining program, named The Climate Collective, is “committed to providing a program that surpasses the dining experience typically found in an arena.” Executive Chef Molly De Murs studied Molecular Gastronomy at the Scottsdale branch of Le Cordon Bleu. College of Culinary Arts Prior to coming to Climate Pledge Arena, Murs was Executive Chef of the Seattle Aquarium.

All restaurants will be open when Climate Pledge Arena first welcomes visitors on October 22 for Coldplay’s grand opening concert.



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