Eat-a-Burger is a burger joint that started off as a food truck.Owners Christoper "Jass" Kroster, a Tucson native, and his wife Sineeart "Sin" Wethatham, from Thailand, opened up the joint in the Pioneer Building , right across from their original location as a food truck on Stone Avenue. Jass and Sin's mission is to bring smiles to people one burger at a time.
When I went with my Mom we had to figure out a good place to park, which was a nightmare! It was as though the parking gods weren't with us that day. My mom doesn't like driving down town because all the logical and practical parking spots are taken or expensive. So we drove two laps around Stone, until we found a parking lot that cost cost five bucks to park and was near Eat-a-Burger.
When we walked through the front door the place looked small and cute, with wooden tables and chairs.We sat at the bar and and we got our orders were taken by Sin and she was very nice and friendly.The kitchen was off to the side so you could kinda see what Jass was making. Also it didn't take long for our food to come out to us either! This is a goal of Jass to get people their food quickly.
Mom got the Single Burger ($3.95)with grilled mushrooms, Swiss, and steak sauce (.50 each) and an order of Onion Rings ($2.50). All the burgers at Eat-a-Burger come with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. She thought the burger was nice and juicy, and it wasn't dry like most burgers my Mom had in the past. The burger had just the right amount of steak sauce so it wasn't totally dripping wet either. Plus lettuce and tomatoes were very fresh. The Onion Rings were crispy but not greasy like most onion rings. Also another common problem about onion rings, that should be solved immediately in our society is that when you bite into a onion ring breading always falls off! Then you wind up with a flimsy onion and a wet miniature steering wheel cover, but that didn't happen with these onion rings which was surprising.
I, Foodie the Kid, got the BBQ Dog ($4.25) and an order of Golden Fries ($1.50) which was totally delicious. It had barbecue sauce, chopped onions, shredded cheddar cheese,and a slice of bacon all on a flat-top Grilled quarter pound Nathan dog from Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. The hot dog was scrumptious every bite kept getting better then the last. The bacon was crispy and the hot dog was cooked to perfection! The golden fries were not greasy but actually we very pleasant indeed.
For dessert My Mom and I both shared a Chocolate Milkshake ($1.50). The milk shake was thick and very chocolaty, seriously, it was almost impossible to eat with a straw, but well worth trying.
Check out this burger joint, when your downtown and you want a quick bite to eat, because it is worth the nightmarish parking.
100 N. Stone Ave. #102 Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3pm
(520) 445-4700 Fri 8:30am-7pm
www.eat-a-burger.com Sat 11am-7pm