Restaurant anniversaries: Zippy’s Giant Burgers turns 6, Luciano’s Pizza marks 10th

May 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 16 Comments

Two anniversaries to note:

ZIPPY’S GIANT BURGERS: Six years ago today, Blaine Cook (center, photographed today with Nikki and Lyssie) and Rahel Cook opened Zippy’s Giant Burgers in Highland Park. (Here’s our opening-day story.) Though they moved to bigger digs in White Center three years later, we consider them an honorary “Wesseattle” business for life.

LUCIANO’S PIZZA: In case you didn’t already see the note in the WSB Forums – the little pizza joint next to the historic Admiral Theater has been open a decade, and is giving away pizza slices today to celebrate. Go see George and staff any time until 10 pm tonight.


  1. Yum yum yum

    Comment by Zippy The Yum Yum Burger Boy — 5:50 pm May 1, 2014 #

  2. Congrats Zippy and Rae Rae!!!!

    Comment by Thermo — 6:29 pm May 1, 2014 #

  3. Love, love, love Luciano’s!!! Yeah George!! Congrats!!

    Comment by Melissa J — 6:46 pm May 1, 2014 #

  4. Woohoo! Congratulations, Zippy’s!

    Comment by Skylark Cafe — 7:15 pm May 1, 2014 #

  5. Congrats, Zippy’s and Luciano’s!



    Comment by miws — 7:15 pm May 1, 2014 #

  6. Zippy’s. . . . I love you so. As Yogi Berra once said “nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” I still love Zippy’s but wanted to stop the whiners (about having to wait for a fresh and yummy burger) in their tracks. “Nobody wants to eat in an empty restaurant.” (source unknown). Congratulations on 10 yummy years!

    Comment by 2 Much Whine — 8:45 pm May 1, 2014 #

  7. Love that Zip’s! My son’s favorite spot too. Though he’s still jonesing for those little gummy cheesburgers candies that he got with his first lil’ Zip’s Wacky Meals! Awesome spot, thanks Zippy’s crew

    Comment by TM — 9:39 pm May 1, 2014 #

  8. Finally tried Zippy’s last night for the first time YUM!! Wish I would have ventured down there sooner in my 2 years here.

    Comment by trickycoolj — 10:33 pm May 1, 2014 #

  9. The Zipsters! We love you. Congratulations!!!

    Comment by Beth — 11:07 pm May 1, 2014 #

  10. get back to work burger boy!!! no blogging for you
    you got work to do..yum yum yum yum…hahaha

    Comment by VanillaGorilla — 12:21 am May 2, 2014 #

  11. Got my Zippy’s reward card punched for the anniversary…and got to hug the cook!!! Congrats to the great crew!!

    Comment by SeaChanty51 — 5:56 am May 2, 2014 #

  12. Congrats George! Ten years is awesome for an independently operated pizza joint.

    Comment by Admiral73 — 9:25 am May 2, 2014 #

  13. Congrats! Love the Kreator shirt. :-)

    Comment by WSHC — 10:15 am May 2, 2014 #

  14. Congratulations Blaine and the whole Zippy’s crew!

    Comment by West Seattle Autoworks — 11:50 am May 2, 2014 #

  15. Tried Fat Burger on Alki – will not go back.
    Will drive from North Admiral to ZIPPY’S. Just
    wish you were closer but, I do not mind the drive.

    Comment by let them swim — 3:18 pm May 2, 2014 #

  16. Zippy’s: if you make a west Seattle location, I promise to eat there once per week for the rest of my life.

    Comment by Alex — 10:29 am May 3, 2014 #

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