Food Porn: Hungry for Hunger

Hunger's Crispy Pork Belly. Photo by Michael Lee.

Shareable plates using seasonal and local ingredients served in a Mediterranean style.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Hunger, in a new location in the burgeoning food scene in the Fremont neighborhood. Owners Brian and Jamie Brooks first opened Hunger two years ago a few blocks up from their current corner location on Fremont Avenue. Hunger’s

menu features a Northern Mediterranean style that draws from Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, with a Northwest influence.

Hunger’s Crispy Pork Belly. Photo by Michael Lee.

Stuffed Dates is rich and a great combination of sweet, salty and savory to whet your appetite. Filled with chroizo and bacon and served with a side of Valdeon bleu cheese ice cream, and finished with smoked paprika oil and balsamic. The fragrant Diablo Chermoula Shrimp is served with milho fritos, fried cornmeal served in strips. This juicy and crispy Pork Belly melts-in-your-mouth like butter.

Something unique at Hunger is the Head to Tail entree which utilizes the whole animal prepared in many ways. Check with the server for the special of the day. The Gouda Burger features a house ground blend topped with a generous slice of smoked gouda cheese with pepper bacon and curry aioli. The freshly ground patty is moist and juicy, the subtly smokey Gouda paired with salty bacon and a creamy aioli puts this burger over the edge — burger connoisseurs: come hither.

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Photos by Michael Lee.

Dinner is served Monday through Sunday from 5:00pm until close. Happy Hour is offered daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm which features $3 teasers including hummus, housemade sausage, and assorted cheeses. The $5 bites include the delicious stuffed dates and duo of braised pork sliders. $7 for gnocchi, the best burger, and roast beet salad. Drink specials include $5 house wines, well drinks, and select cocktails.

Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Try the Hangover Breakfast that features Moroccan spiced fries, sunny side up eggs, gravy and cheese sauce. Feeling the aftermath of last night’s partying? Check out the “Hangover Hour” from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, featuring $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer and a shot.

Hunger    | 3601 Fremont Ave N., Seattle  |    (206) 402 – 4854