BURGERS FOR BREAKFAST, ANY TIME
The wrapper never stood a chance against the Brunchburger at Incrediburger & Eggs — easily a four- or five-napkin ordeal. The hangover-cure-worthy breakfast fare (which yes, you can order at 2 pm on a Saturday, if that happens to be when you roll out of bed) was dripping with delicious over-medium egg yolk, dijonnaise, and juice from an Angus beef patty cooked to a perfect medium. The maple pancake buns were a tad too small to handle the meaty goodness, topped with a stack of bacon, caramelized onions, and cheddar cheese, but played a nice slightly sweet counterpart to the savory $6.99 burger. With their grand opening Feb. 8, they're ready to grill one up for you now. (SAMANTHA WOHLFEIL)
ON THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST
Some noteworthy new music arrives online and in stores Feb. 9. To wit:
FRANZ FERDINAND, Always Ascending. Expect another refreshing blast of dance-rock from these lively Scots.
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, Crooked Shadows. Has the time for an emo rebirth arrived?
FU MANCHU, Clone of the Universe. How "stoner" do you like your "stoner-rock"? The correct answer is "very."
MGMT, Little Dark Age. They took five years between albums. Is that a good or bad sign?
DAVID DUCHOVNY, Every Third Thought. Hey, Mulder made a record!
ARE YOU A BAD JUNKRAT?
Overwatch is a fast-paced, team-based, multiplayer shooter with 26 competing characters. I mostly play the gleefully mad bomb thrower Junkrat, blasting around the map as others yell at me for being a Bad Junkrat. An international Overwatch e-sports league has cropped up with some of the best Junkrats in the world competing for millions of dollars. The really crazy thing, though? The announcers. Imagine calling a game with no time-outs, where players have ridiculous names like "Biggoose" and can rollerskate on walls, teleport or pilot a motorized explosive tire. You've got to talk fast and somehow make all the lunacy make sense. Watch the madness at overwatchleague.com. (DANIEL WALTERS)
HE DID IT FOR SPOKANE
It's not like Spokane needed a reason to celebrate the underdog Philadelphia Eagles taking down the evil empire that is the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. But Spokanites can take some extra joy in the fact that one of our own, Bryan Braman, a Shadle Park High School graduate, is now a Super Bowl champion. Braman, a defensive end for the Eagles, recorded one tackle on the world's biggest stage. (WILSON CRISCIONE)
STACKS & SLEEVES
As one sci-fi-loving friend likes to say, we're living in the "golden age" of great genre TV: The Expanse, Star Trek: Discovery, Orphan Black, Westworld. Now attempting to join that respectable line-up is Netflix's Altered Carbon. The 10-episode series, based on a 2002 novel, is a gritty, cyberpunk detective noir set in a semi-dystopian universe in which the human consciousness can be stored in a tiny device that can be inserted into a new physical body. Altered Carbon's twisting murder-mystery/conspiracy plot is complex, but those who loved any of the shows listed above may also enjoy this far-future adventure that feels eerily familiar (and maybe too unoriginal, at times). All episodes are streaming now. (CHEY SCOTT)