2012 in review

13 01 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

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Burger City Leads on KUAT.org

19 06 2009

Burger City

Tasty burgers

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Tucson Weekly Reviews Burger City – James Reel

27 04 2009

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Burger City not only serves up delicious eats; its profits go to a fine nonprofit cause

There are two main reasons to eat downtown at Burger City. First, the joint funnels its profits to ArtFare, a worthy nonprofit arts incubator that’s managing to keep the buildings on the backside of Hydra humming.

Second, and foremost: Burger City serves excellent burgers.

They aren’t especially large, maybe about a third of a pound before cooking. The toppings may at first seem strange. (Apples? Refried beans?) There’s not much on the menu other than burgers. But I repeat: Those burgers are excellent.

Burger City sizzles on Sixth Avenue, right across from the Ronstadt Transit Center. A few tables are spread along the sidewalk, in case you’re interested in watching the city buses do their square dance in the brick corral across the street. The interior is far more interesting: Corrugated steel lines one wall, with art for sale on the wall opposite. A paint-smeared wood-plank floor supports sturdy wooden tables that have been decorated by artsy graffitists, under ceiling fans that evoke 1930s airplane propellers. Perhaps because people on jury duty wander over from the courthouse for lunch, a criminal-code chart detailing sentencing options has been posted opposite the restrooms.

More relevant to the business at hand—eating—is another of Burger City’s unusual features: a pickle bar. It offers not only what people usually think of as pickles (brined or vinegared cucumbers), but also pickled cauliflower, beets, peppers and radishes, all covering the gamut from sweet to tart. They’re free with any burger order, but once you slop them onto the little plate that’s provided, you’ll have to eat them with your fingers. The staff provides nothing but knives unless you specifically ask for a fork.

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Gerald Gay on Burger City, Tucson

20 12 2008

Morsels: Tucson restaurant news for Dec. 18

Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.18.2008
Downtown hamburger joint benefits the arts

Burger City, a new lunch-and-dinner joint across the street from the Ronstadt Transit Center, offers more than just fries on the side. With every purchase, diners also get the satisfaction of helping local artists.
ArtFare, a nonprofit arts organization, opened the restaurant last week. It’s helmed by general manager Roy Schaefer and executive chef Jess Andre.
Andre has eight years in the restaurant business. Some of his past employers include Elle Wine Country Restaurant, Wildflower, North and Trident Grill.
Burger City’s menu boasts 12 gourmet burgers, all of them Andre originals, including the Mem’fis City Burger, a hand-pressed sirloin-and-chuck patty covered in creamy peanut butter and banana slices on a Viro’s Bakery roll. There’s also the Hanalei, which comes with teriyaki sauce, candied bacon and pineapple jerky.
“I wanted to create something unique that you couldn’t get at other burger restaurants,” said Andre, 26. “There are very few places that have just burgers. I wanted to create a variety within the burgers so anybody looking for any kind of food can find something here.”
All proceeds from Burger City, 47 N. Sixth Ave., will benefit ArtFare. For more info, go to artfare.wordpress. com.

— Gerald M. Gay

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