That glorious American sandwich Restaurants, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm
The latest reincarnation of the majestic all-American hamburger has arrived. Ta-dah. The Counter is here with its reputed 312,120-plus burger combinations. That original ground-beef patty has been refashioned, reinvented and reconstituted more times than Britney Jean Spears.
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Posted by Bob Carswell, a resident of Menlo Park, on Jul 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm
I am a Toronto, Canada resident. In the mid-70s I spent a week with my now ex-wife in San Francisco. We arrived at the Holiday Inn on Van Ness and moved out the next day. We found the Holiday Lodge with the great palm trees and swimming pool with a private entrance to the Hippoburger next door which catered to the patrons of the Lodge. It had to be one of my most favourite accommodations spots in the world, so much so, that I recreated it in the e-book science-fiction mystery I wrote under Robert Anthony Carswell titled "Visionquest." The first 90,000 words were written in 1989 on an old selectric typewriter. I retyped it into my computer and added another 30,000 words or so around 2010. My daughter said she was riveted to it and did not want to put it down. It is available on Kindle. Now the Hippoburger will be remembered for a long time....at least we hope so! They even advertised a burger for cannibals, the homosapien burger, I think it was at something like 163 or 178 dollars and some coins. The details escape me but I often wondered if there were a lot of one armed cooks in the kitchen as a result of it. <smile> What a great place it was for a tourist....something I have remembered for 37 years as if it was yesterday. Glad you mentioned it, I keep checking the Internet for stories about it. Too bad it is gone. If I ever get back, I will have to find this newer version and taste its delights.