Linda's Parisian Burger is Back
Original post made by Nick on Jan 12, 2009
The Parisian Burger, served with tater tots, with its "secret sauce" was a creation of Linda's Drive-In on El Camino Real and Escuela (where the Wolf Camera Store building is now). After Linda's closed in the 80s the recipe was passed around from family to family and was recently published in the SJ Mercury - but now Armadillo's is recreating the burger at their restaurants.
Haven't tried their version of the burger yet - but definitely looking forward to giving it a go. Hopefully they got it right and it's not just for a "limited time" like the e-mail blast says - or they at least keep it at the Los Altos location.
Here's the full text of the e-mail that was just forwarded to me:
"THE LEGEND RETURNS
Linda's Drive-In -famous- Parisian Burger with Super Fries
All Beef Patty, American Cheese, Secret Sauce on a Fisherman's Wharf Sour Dough Bun served, of course, with "Super Fries" just like at Linda's Drive-In in Mountain View back in the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Available now for a limited time at Armadillo Willy's nine Bay Area locations. Armadillo Willy's, the new home of the Parisian Burger!
Come on in for a nostalgic taste that you may or may not have had the pleasure of tasting in the past. For those of you who have been fortunate to have experienced a Parisian Gubger - I guess you can go home again! "
on Jan 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm
the bun was too big and it wasn't the sour dough type of bun even though they say it is, my bun was white so it wasn't even left long
enough to brown.
not enough sauce, too much cheese but it brought back
good memories of Linda's. Tater Tots were great!
on Jan 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm
YUM YUM EAT EM UP, I WAS IN HEAVEN, TASTED LIKE THE REAL DEAL 2 ME. GONNA GO BACK 4 MORE.
on Jan 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Pretty good Reproduction, even down to the white paper pouch that it was served in. The one I tasted hada bit too much sauce than I remember. The patty seemed bigger than before and may be a little less cheese that I recall. In all a good trip down Mountain View Memory lane