Scoop: Pine Street Burgers (all-natural) to open in Grass Valley

Here’s an all-natural scoop: A restaurant featuring all-natural burgers and shakes — Pine Street Burgers — is going to open in Grass Valley in early to mid-July.

We are confident it’s going to be a real winner too, judging from the success of its owners (South Pine Cafe) and a similar concept (Burger Me in Truckee and Reno and others).

Pine Street Burgers is going to be located at 1249 E. Main Street in Grass Valley, where Julie’s Hot Dog Heaven has been operating under the same ownership. (KNCO radio is in the same small shopping center, and there’s plenty of parking).

“All natural burgers, natural shakes, dairy-free shakes, french fries,” the just-launched Facebook of Pine Street Burgers page reads. At the URL, it reads” coming soon!”

A new logo also mentions “Casper Hot Dogs” and “Deli Sandwiches,” items that Julie’s Hot Dog Heaven now offers.

The owners are George and Suzie Dyer, who have run South Pine Cafe in Nevada City and Grass Valley, as well as Julie’s Hot Dog Heaven, for years. They were on the cover of our magazine in the winter of 2010.

As regular readers know, we are huge fans of Burger Me in Truckee and rate their all-natural burger one of the best. One of the founders of Burger Me is Mark Estee, a James Beard-award semifinalist who now runs the popular Campo restaurant in Reno.

George Dyer has always told me he’d like to open a natural burger joint in Grass Valley (along with the great burgers at South Pine Cafe), so I’m glad the Dyers are going forward.

As we wrote at the time: “George and Suzie’s motto has remained the same: ‘It’s like eating at home with my family.’”

We’ll pass on more details as we get them, but the Facebook page just went live (and we were invited to join).

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