Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wild Card Wednesday....
Dick's Drive-In: Dick-O-Rama Day

It's another Wild Card Wednesday!
Dick's Drive-In:
Dick-O-Rama Day

We're going against our rule of just one Wild Card Wednesday a month because this was too good to pass up.

Yesterday was the annual "Dick-O-Rama" that my father-in-law hosts with his co-workers & friends. This tradition goes back well over a decade. The story here is that every year my husband's dad gathers a group of people and they tour all of the Dick's Drive-In locations in one evening.

For all of you out-of-towners, Dick's Drive-In is a fast-food restaurant chain in Seattle, WA that offers a simple menu of fast-food staples, and is basically a local institution. They have quite possibly the best hamburgers you will find anywhere, and, yes, we'll put them up against In-N-Out any day!

Joel and I met my husband at the first stop in Lake City for the kick off. We dropped Evan off so that he could join the festivities for the whole trip.

The Dick-O-Rama began in Lake City; then it's on to Holman Road; the next stop is the Queen Anne location, the fourth stop is Capitol Hill, and finally, the trip ends at the original Dick's on 45th in the U-District. The goal is to try a different menu item at each location, and if you've got the stomach for it, to incorporate at least one burger into each of the stops.
It's quite the outing!

So, here's to Dick's, the Dick-O-Rama, and absolutely everything awesome about Dick's that makes them so great!


  1. A new generation to carry on the Dick's Tradition! :-)

  2. We love it -- thanks for the adorable Dick's Deluxe and fries cake pops! And for your family tradition of Dick-O-Rama Day. A true adventure through burger heaven!
    We've reposted your blog and photo on our FB page and Twitter.
    Thanks again!
    Dick's Drive-Ins

  3. Thanks for stopping by the blog and spreading the word! We'll always have a special place in our hearts for Dick's Drive-Ins!

  4. A great time was had by all, ages 6 weeks to 89 years! We started with a group of about 30, and ended up with 10 participants who earned a place on the 2011 Dick-o-Rama Varsity Team! They will receive their certificates at our Fall banquet which will be held at Dick's #6, in Edmonds sometime in October or November.
    Here are some highlights:
    1. One participant enjoyed 5 Deluxes
    2. One couple stopped by Dick's stop #1 on their way to the Space Needle, for a Dick's appetizer.
    3. One couple came directly from SeaTac after a 4:30 arrival from California.
    5.We were joined by the project manager for Dick's #6!
    6. It was truly a family affair! Lots of moms, dads,brothers and sisters, cousins, grandkids, husbands and wives...and family friends!