Dave Zimmerman and Keith Mourer, the guys behind Brix Wine Café near Juanita Beach in Kirkland, plan to open Tipsy Cow, a new high-end burger bar, this fall in Redmond.
Diners can expect burgers made from a special secret blend of Oregon beef, ground in-house, plus a lamb burger, a ground ahi tuna burger, vegetarian burger and the occasional exotic burger such as ostrich or elk. Salads with locally sourced ingredients, hand-cut fries, some gluten-free options and Snoqualmie Ice Cream milkshakes will round out the menu. To quench your thirst, Zimmerman says they hope to have 18-20 Northwest brews, local hard cider, a gluten free beer and Kombocha, all on tap.
“The feel of the space itself will be inviting, energetic and contemporary with a very local feel. The signage and interior design will resonate with everyone but especially Northwesterners, with pics of local musicians, brewmasters farmers and more,” said Zimmerman.
According to Zimmerman, the name Tipsy Cow came from Lauren, one of Brix Wine Cafe’s veteran servers, who also will be helping with the opening. “It has whimsical and fun elements to it, and everyone smiles when they hear it. But also, the Elan apartment building that TC resides in is built on the same spot where the old Redmond T&D Feed Store originally was that served local farmers and ranchers for 75 years. So kinda cool history and it ties in our old-school-new-school mentality,” he said.