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    Hidden Gem: Lindy’s on 4th is serving up behemoth burgers with attitude

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    Rebecca Noble

    Lead day cook Mike Barber, left, and line cook Richard Valdez, right, package up two hamburgers of the month and a Super Sunrise in the kitchen at Lindy’s on 4th at 431 N. 4th Ave. on Thursday, Sept. 3. Lindy’s is one of Tucson’s favorite casual hamburger joints.

    Lindy’s on 4th is a diner well known for their massive AZ Hooligan and OMFG burgers, creative specialty burgers, and their assortment of fries, tots and rings.

    Self described as, “If punk rock, heavy metal, Sinatra, tattoos, hotrods, choppers, low riders, a lazy sunday afternoon, hot ladies, and the man’s man were all put into a burger that was so good you’d slap your mama, that’s’ what were servin’ up in this piece” what makes Lindy’s unique is the southwest sauce put on every burger to give it that extra flavor.

    When asked about the atmosphere at Lindy’s, server Mila Young replied, “It’s very laid back here. There’s always popular music or oldies playing. We’re also local, so we have lots of regulars and people passing through, and it’s considered an icon in the community.”

    If the name Lindy’s on 4th sounds familiar, it’s because Adam Richman of the TV show “Man v. Food” filmed an episode in which takes on the OMG Burger Challenge.

    During the time of filming, the challenge was to finish a burger consisting of twelve beef patties and twelve pieces of cheese between two buns, and if it was finished under twenty minutes the meal was free. Richman was able to finish it, but it took him forty four minutes, so he had to pay the $20 cost of the burger.

    “It’s rich. It’s really, really good,” Richman says while devouring the burger.

    The rules regarding the challenge have changed since the filming. The burger now only has nine 1/3 pound patties and you only have thirty minutes to complete the challenge, finishing it under twenty still constitutes a free meal.

    The overall price of the burger is $24.99 with an automatic 18 percent gratuity to any check with the burger on it.

    For a burger demanding a similar appetite with reduced cost, the AZ Hooligan is five 1/3 pound patties at $15.50.

    All the diner’s other specialty burgers can be ordered for under that price depending on whether you order a single, double or triple patty.

    Two famous examples of their specialty burgers are the Two Finger Peek-a-Boo and the Dirty Sanchez. The Two Finger Peek-a-Boo is a burger that has mushrooms, an onion ring, swiss and cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion sandwiched between two grilled cheeses. The Dirty Sanchez is a burger that’s not for the faint of heart and has diced green chiles, jalapenos, habaneros, pepper jack & guacamole.

    Fries, tots and ring can be ordered in a basket or as a side and come in different varieties: plain jane, cheesy, gravy, chili cheese, hot & smothered, bacon ranch and loaded.

    Their Facebook page is also full of rave reviews, two of which are highlighted below.

    “One of the best places for a great bite to eat! Man vs. Food opened my eyes and they weren’t wrong!” Nikita Economou comments.

    “By far the best hole in the wall burger joint I’ve found anywhere,” reflects Chris Plym.

    Lindy’s is located on 431 N 4th Ave. and open Thursdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sundays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays to Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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