MOSCOW — Upon examining the menu at Humble Burger I thought I might be missing something.
“This is it?” I asked, pointing at the chalkboard menu that listed the food choices as a burger, with or without cheese, and fries.
Humble Burger got its start at the Moscow Farmers Market in 2014, attracting long lines and sell-out crowds. Last fall it opened a small, family friendly diner in the newly remodeled Anchor on Main building downtown.
The focus is on the little details that make an outstanding burger – from how the meat is seasoned and handled to the type of bun and pickle.
The Humble Burger ($4.75/$5 with cheese) is fresh beef served on a tender brioche bun from Moscow’s Panhandle Artisan Bread Co., topped with red onion, bread and butter pickles and Humble Burger sauce. Fries ($2.50) are “russet, rice bran, oil, real salt,” according to the description. Humble Burger’s sauce, a homemade blend of ketchup, mustard, pickle juice and chipotle, is worth requesting for dipping. Drink choices were regular or ginger sparkling lemonade ($2), beer or cider ($3 to $4).
Orders are written on white paper sacks that are hung above the open kitchen, then used to serve the food. White tile, white counter tops and little pots of succulents add to the theme of simplicity.
Before Humble Burger ever opened a storefront its fans voted it Best Burger Joint last summer in Inland 360’s Reader’s Choice Awards, suggesting this unassuming burger has found a home in Palouse stomachs.
Humble Burger, 102 N. Main St., (775) 600-2874