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! "