Coming to Seattle? Probably not, but it's fun to pretend. Photo by Evan Sung, via the Shake Shack Facebook page.

Going for Seconds: Shake Shack has no public plans (or even rumors of plans) to expand to Seattle. So this highly detailed reckoning of where the culty burger restaurant should plant a location is a purely hypothetical—but highly enjoyable—parlor game.—Allecia Vermillion 

Esquire: I didn’t know—spoiler link ahead!—that after the Red Wedding episode I’d ever be able to think about food and Game of Thrones at the same time. (Actually, I wasn’t in the habit of thinking about food and GoT even before a certain lord went Jackson Pollock with the blood of a certain household.) But when Esquire’s Eat Like a Man blog posed the question, “Who eats best on Game of Thrones?” I found myself debating who in all of Westeros dines like they have an unlimited gift certificate to eat at the equivalent of, say, the House of T-Doug or House of Stowell. The blog author’s answer, after he ousts the Lannisters from consideration because they’re too obvious (“They are the richest, the most depraved, and the most sensual”), involves “being a meat eater and barbecue enthusiast.” —James Ross Gardner

Deadspin: Writer Will Gordon's ranking of the top 36 cheap American beers is filled with scientific observations on the likes of Olympia ("This one smells a little bit like the produce section of a carpeted grocery store, but it goes down pretty smooth otherwise.") and Rainier ("This is on the sweet side of mediocre, but it's a bright, clean kind of sugar that tells soothing lies about freshness and purity"). For the record, Keystone is "the worst beer currently sold on American soil."—Allecia Vermillion

Art in the Age Blog: I can't tell you how pleased I was the other night to discover Capitol Hill's Speckled and Drake uses Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction liqueurs. Philadelphia-based Art in the Age’s very attractive bottles come in four flavors right now—root (tastes like sassafras and root beer), snap (ginger), rhubarb, and sage—and the ingredient list is wholly organic. Rhubarb for one is made with beets, carrots, lemons, cardamom, sugar, peppercorn and rhubarb—aside from a few organic extracts, that’s it! And did I mention it’s an 80-proof spirit? I’m very excited to try more from Art in the Age, especially in Seattle. (Hint: The blog regularly posts excellent recipes for the spirits.)  —Rachel Breiwick

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