UPDATE 8/23: The late-night weekend hours are coming soon.

Burger joints are the golden child of the restaurant world: Everyone flips for them yet they court even the ficklest gourmands, and they’ve thrived in a brutal economic climate (see this charticle of Seattle’s burger boom).

The latest joint to fuel that boom is Li’l Woody’s, set to open publicly the week of August 8, if not a few days before. Heading up the shack is Marcus Lalario. A familiar name on Capitol Hill (he co-owns Captain Blacks and HG Lodge and has stakes in a handful of other spots), Lalario toyed with going burger for years. He moved forward with the idea when a space neighboring Marination Station opened up, but when that fell through Lalario found himself rehabbing 1211 Pine Street, the sliver once belonging to Juliano’s Pizza.

Now much brighter and more open and with a meaty menu complemented by shakes, sodas, and floats, Lalario feels Woody’s is fit to become “the Peach Pit of Capitol Hill.”

To see if Nat would approve, and for a glimpse at that menu, click through the slideshow.

All photos by Seattlemet.com photographer Lucas Anderson.

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