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Peter's Gourmade Grill Moves And Multiplies!

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I meant to post this earlier this week after I got a tip from a reader from Tony who wrote:

"Long time reader over here. I was on my way to work and saw that on the corner of McFadden and Newport, where the Masala Bowl used to be, is now signage of Peter's Gourmade Grill coming soon.  Just thought I would share."

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Edwin Goei
Sure enough, he's right. The original location the Gourmade Grill at the Valero's gas station down the block is now pretty much shuttered up. But ever the strategist, Peter Stavros has transferred operations to a new shop at the Balboa Fun Zone in the meantime. According to the Facebook page, this second Gourmade Grill opened last Saturday.

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Edwin Goei

Back at the soon-to-be-new Tustin location (14311 Newport Avenue Ste A), there's not much progress. But with a solid fan base already secured after breaking into the scene as OC's preeminent gas station restaurant, it shouldn't matter where Stavros goes...they will follow.

Read Gustavo's review here.

Read Anne Marie's On The Line interview with Stavros, here, here and here.
 

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Kaya
Kaya

Peter is a dip shit. 

Joe
Joe

Whoa there, guys! Way to talk crap on Peter. I had been visiting Peter's when there was only 11 reviews on Yelp and got to know Peter pretty well. The guy is awesome! He's very focused and very humble on his work. He's not the one hyping the restaurant on the blogs or Yelp, we clearly know who's doing that, the people who enjoy his cooking. Also, it's not like it takes too much work to get into CIA either. Just wanted to defend Peter because too many people on here are unjustly ripping on the guy.

Morecheeseplease
Morecheeseplease

Punkndrublic911 & Manny Morales........If you know of a better burger............please.............do tell..........and I'm not buying............"John's Place".........

Punkndrublic911
Punkndrublic911

Well, Peter, how about Slater's and The Counter to start (and Scott @ Slater's started with a hot dog cart, not a crappy degree).  I could rattle off burgers all day because everyone thinks that is an easy in to "the gourmet heart" without much skill.

BTW, saying he went to Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena is like saying he went to the Brymon School and graduated at the top of his class in a program like Dental Hygenist, Security Guard/Police Science, Graphic Arts or whatever else they teach these days.  "I Did!"

Peter, don't brag that you went to a crappy tech college with a worthless degree and tons of debt.  If you went to CIA or something of prestige then brag.  Otherwise shut your piehole and keep flipping burgers.

Morecheeseplease
Morecheeseplease

My name is not Peter.......it's Rick...........I am simply a lover of a great burger and I think Peters has the best at this time.........what I didn't like about Peters was having to eat in my truck......it's about time he step up and become a real restaurant with seating!

I've been to Slaters twice and the Counter once......both I felt were way overpriced...........the first time I ate ate Slaters I had the 50/50.........it was so overcooked that I had a hard time eating it...........I asked to send it back and they told me it had to be cooked that way because of the bacon........yuk!.........The second time I ordered just a regular bacon burger...........it was OK..........nothing special........especially for $10....

The one and only time I ate at the Counter.........there was three of us..........our bill was $50 before the tip.........no thanks!

BTW......I've never met Peter.........the only one that I've ever spoken with is the girl with orange hair.........I know nothing about the guy...........

Punkndrublic911
Punkndrublic911

I think Peter's name is fitting.  He is a raving prick who flips burgers.  He should also realize that his attitude sticks with him for life along with his crappy credit score.  Sounds like they are on par on both sides.

Peter, tone it down a bit.  A burger is a burger is a burger.  Doesn't take great art to stick basil in a blender with pre-made mayo either.  Peter's Gourmade is a very small step above John's place IMHO.

Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

I admire him for trying to make a small business work and I know he works hard. His burger is good, but I would say its a bit over hyped. I was surprised that his gyro was sub par especially when he is of Greek decent. He was never a "prick" to me, but his personality is a bit strange.

Manny Morales
Manny Morales

I'm not as taken with the Gourmade Grill as some here on the OC Weekly, but it offers a decent burger, and I wish them luck through their changes. As to "Punkndrublic911," I think most of us would agree that he's clearly identified "a raving prick."

Morecheeseplease
Morecheeseplease

I think Peters currently has the best burger in Orange County.......I have yet to find anything even close to his ABC burger anywhere else!

Joe
Joe

Sounds cool! Will definitely check them when I'm back in town from New York! Other California natives crave In-N-Out from New York, I crave Peter's.

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