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miaculpa

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Olive Burgers Sat, 10/15/05 11:15 PM (permalink)
I wonder how many other regions besides SW Michigan partake of the pleasures of a greasy diner burger, fresh from the grill, that is smothered in a mound of sliced green olives and dripping with mayo?

The Hot N Now chain had great (cheap) olive burgers, as well as Roxy's diner in St. Joseph.
 
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    tiki

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    RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 12:31 AM (permalink)
    Sounds great! i think i will have to make one of those!!---P.S.with onion rings!!
     
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      mr chips

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      RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 2:48 AM (permalink)
      Had something similiar at the Longhorn Grill in Amado, Arizona, just south of Tucson. Delicious.
       
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        jeepguy

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        RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 4:08 AM (permalink)
        Nearly every Greek "family style" place in the Chicago area makes a green olive and mayo burger. Just wish they wouldn't use frozen leather patties.
         
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          dreamzpainter

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          RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 1:19 PM (permalink)
          Ive used olive salad ala mufalatee on burgers and hotdogs but thought it was my own invention.. never considered using mayo though..
           
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            UncleVic

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            RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 6:25 PM (permalink)
            Miaculpa, if you make it up to Grand Rapids, check out Get-m-n-Go... I beleive I've seen them on their menu also. (All their prices are comparable with what Hot n Now used to be)... (Plus they sell an awesome Chili Dog).. Also, olive burgers are fairly popular here.. Alot of taverns sell them around here.. Never realized it was a regional thing..


             
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              jeepguy

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              RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 6:57 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by UncleVic

              Miaculpa, if you make it up to Grand Rapids, check out Get-m-n-Go... I beleive I've seen them on their menu also. (All their prices are comparable with what Hot n Now used to be)... (Plus they sell an awesome Chili Dog).. Also, olive burgers are fairly popular here.. Alot of taverns sell them around here.. Never realized it was a regional thing..



              Uncle Vic, since you're up in GR check out a funny radio guy recently departed from Chicago. Kevin Matthews and his alter-ego Jim Shorts are now in GR on WLAV, morning time-slot. Pretty amazing guy. www.kevhead.com He appeals to all demographics and will make you laugh for sure.
               
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                UncleVic

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                RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 10/16/05 11:49 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by jeepguy

                quote:
                Originally posted by UncleVic

                Miaculpa, if you make it up to Grand Rapids, check out Get-m-n-Go... I beleive I've seen them on their menu also. (All their prices are comparable with what Hot n Now used to be)... (Plus they sell an awesome Chili Dog).. Also, olive burgers are fairly popular here.. Alot of taverns sell them around here.. Never realized it was a regional thing..



                Uncle Vic, since you're up in GR check out a funny radio guy recently departed from Chicago. Kevin Matthews and his alter-ego Jim Shorts are now in GR on WLAV, morning time-slot. Pretty amazing guy. www.kevhead.com He appeals to all demographics and will make you laugh for sure.


                Yup, I know.. Actually know him personally.. Went to school with his sister. He got his start here in Grand Rapids before hitting Chicago.
                 
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                  jbryan

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                  RE: Olive Burgers Sat, 11/12/05 8:26 PM (permalink)
                  Funny you mention the olive burger.. I live on the west coast now, but when I saw this thread I remembered eating olive burgers from get em n go in Grand rapids, Mi. I can never find green olives on pizza out here, either...
                   
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                    mr chips

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                    RE: Olive Burgers Sat, 11/12/05 9:11 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by jbryan

                    Funny you mention the olive burger.. I live on the west coast now, but when I saw this thread I remembered eating olive burgers from get em n go in Grand rapids, Mi. I can never find green olives on pizza out here, either...
                    I also love green olives. It"s A Beautiful pizza in S.E. Portland puts green olives on a lot of different pizzas
                     
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                      UncleVic

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                      RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 11/13/05 5:17 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by jbryan

                      Funny you mention the olive burger.. I live on the west coast now, but when I saw this thread I remembered eating olive burgers from get em n go in Grand rapids, Mi. I can never find green olives on pizza out here, either...


                      No green olives on pizza? Thats a cryin shame...

                       
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                        sammur

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                        RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 11/13/05 11:22 AM (permalink)
                        There used to be a Greek place on Tybee (GA) whose flagship burger was the "Olive burger" HMMMM, I sure do miss them.
                         
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                          Tommy2dogs

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                          RE: Olive Burgers Sun, 11/13/05 7:24 PM (permalink)
                          There is a small regional chain (limited to the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex and Tulsa OK) "Burger Street" That makes an outstanding Olive Burger.
                           
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                            mr chips

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                            RE: Olive Burgers Mon, 11/14/05 1:01 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by gradsurvey

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                            You sir are a troll
                             
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                              Vince Macek

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                              RE: Olive Burgers Mon, 11/14/05 7:50 AM (permalink)
                              I'd never heard of olive burgers - they didn't seem to make it all the way to southeast Michigan where I'd lived 13 years - but made some up last night. Very nice!
                               
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                                enginecapt

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                                RE: Olive Burgers Mon, 11/14/05 7:58 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by mr chips

                                quote:
                                Originally posted by gradsurvey

                                I am conducting research for a graduate class. Please respond- Your input would be appreciated.
                                What is your age?
                                Are you male or female?
                                How do you choose one fast food restaurant over another?
                                Have you eaten at a fast food restaurant within the past week? Which restaurant(s)?
                                Have you heard of White Castle?
                                Would you consider or have you ever eaten at White Castle? Why or why not?
                                What is unique about the brand?
                                To what extent to you associate White Castle with pleasant memories?
                                Do you believe that White Castle has a positive image?



                                You sir are a troll
                                No it's not, it's a spammer. It's being paid to salt the interweb with this crap.
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  RE: Olive Burgers Mon, 11/14/05 10:29 AM (permalink)
                                  I do love olives, but I think I'd shoot anyone who tried to put them on my hamburger.
                                   
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                                    UncleVic

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                                    RE: Olive Burgers Tue, 11/15/05 2:35 AM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                    I do love olives, but I think I'd shoot anyone who tried to put them on my hamburger.


                                    Try it before ya pull that trigger..
                                     
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