East Side Big Tom – Dear Cheeseburger, Portugal. The Man Guest Blog

Eastside Big Tom
2023 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98506

In March of 2011, I had the pleasure of breaking Burger with the band Portugal. The Man at the Jackalope in Austin, TX during SXSW. We had so much fun that, Zach “Hammburger” Carothers, bassist for the band, asked if he could from time to time add a guest blog tour stories to Burger Conquest called “Dear Cheeseburger.” Rock and Roll Burgers never tasted so good.

Dear Cheeseburger,

It was a beautiful, early summer day as we were driving northbound on interstate 5. I had a craving. A hunger that could only be remedied by you. I had spoken a couple months ago with the Rev about some of our favorite burgers around the country, and your name came up. Seeing how we have mutual friends, we decided to pop in for a visit. Eastside Big Tom’s Drive In is a classic burger stand in the middle of a small town in Washington. By all the traffic, our anticipation of this popular joint was growing, and turned out to be well worth the wait. Messy and delicious, you were handed to me hot, heavy and covered in ” Goop”, Tom’s secret sauce. Two flavorful patties with cheese did it’s job filling my belly with happiness and preparing me for the long night ahead. As far as old school burger stands go, Big Tom is king. Affordable prices and all sorts of fun sides including a bacon maple milkshake… which we obviously had to try. All in all i was very impressed by you and will be thanking the Rev for the recommendation. I hope the distance isn’t too far for us to keep in touch. I will visit as often as I can.


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3 Responses to East Side Big Tom – Dear Cheeseburger, Portugal. The Man Guest Blog

  1. Catharine says:

    Damn it, boys! Was trying to do the salad thing all week. Now I need a cheeseburger.

  2. Amanda Panda says:

    Hey Zach!
    If I dress up like a cheeseburger, will you come back to Kansas City, please?
    I love cheeseburgers (especially those at Hodad’s in Ocean Beach, San Diego) and Portugal. The Man.

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