A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 31, 2008
Chalupa Burger

"Chalupa Burger” is a specialty of Big’Z Burger Joint (established 2006) in San Antonio. The combination of chalupa and hamburger attempts to imitate the success that San Antonio restaurant Chris Madrids has had with the “Tostada Burger.”

Restaurant Review: Go dirty for $1 at Big’z Burger Joint
Web Posted: 10/24/2006 06:34 PM CDT
Big’Z Burger Joint
2303 N. Loop 1604, (210) 408-2029. 
Big’z nod to Tex-Mex is the Chalupa Burger.

Think beanburger, with the corn chips replaced by the whole chalupa shell. This works surprisingly well, as the shell stayed crisp inside the burger and didn’t spray dry chip crumbs in every direction.

Best Burgers? - Texas - Chowhound
So, if you like Chris-Madrid-type offerings, you can find something similar in Big’z chalupa burger.
55MPH Jul 25, 2007 07:01PM

Best Burgers? - Texas - Chowhound
I totally agree with you, I don’t get the hype about the thin burgers, it’s Bigz for me all the way. Their chalupa burger blows away the Chris Madrid’s Tostada, IMHO.
saeyedoc Mar 04, 2008 12:15PM

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, July 31, 2008 • Permalink