Sullivan's Eatery & Creamery
Sullivan's Eatery & Creamery: 6444 N. Oracle Road. 297-9974. sullivanseateryandcreamery.com The name change from Swensen's Ice Cream to Sullivan's Eatery & Creamery last December didn't result in any drastic menu changes for the longtime northwest Tucson restaurant. For the most part, things remained the same, including its burger option, which received the lion's share of write-in burger-battle votes from readers. Sullivan's Original Burger, not to be confused with its two patty melts, is a popular item for Sullivan's, an eatery owned by Jerry and Kathy Sullivan. Angie Cramblit, a manager at the restaurant for the last eight years, said the burgers are unique because the meat used comes fresh from Dickman's Meat and Deli, located in the same shopping center. The Original is $6.75 with more than 15 toppings to choose from, including garlic mayo and bacon strips, at 65 cents a topping. Paul Canez, a customer at Sullivan's for the last 17 years, said the burgers keep him coming back because they remind him of his dad's cooking. "It is a simple burger, that's fresh and with great flavor," he said. Marcia Purcell, 80, has eaten at Sullivan's for decades. She went regularly with her husband until his death in 1997. Her adult children have carried on the tradition with their families. "They provide very prompt service from the kitchen to my table," Purcell said.