Found Red Hamburger Relish in LA !!!
- Norm Jun 23, 2006 02:53 AM
At the end of May, Like-Go-Eat was searching for Hamburger Relish in LA.
I discovered today that Big Lots on Lincoln Blvd at Rose Ave in Venice is selling Del Monte Hamburger Pickle Relish for $1.50/12 oz. jar. The Del Monte Hamburger Pickle Relish looks reddish brown -- I remember the Heinz Hamburger Relish being more red in color than the Del Monte Relish.
I believe you can also get this at any Bob's Big Boy(their brand) - there are still some around!
Made the trip to Big Lots on Lincoln and got several bottles of the Del Monte Hamburger Relish. Definitel not as red as the traditional Heinz variety, more like the stuff served by Bobs Big Boy. Still though, very good and you can stock up at 1.50 a jar. Since Big Lots specializes in close outs, it may be that Del Monte, like Heinz, is eliminating Red Hamburger Relish from its line. Hopefull, my hoard will last awhile. Again thanks Norman.
(originally posted in Like-Go-Eat?'s recent thread concerning the same)
Pacific Dining Car carries their own brand of what they call "Steak Relish". It is red and spicy/sweet as I believe you are looking for. I checked their Website, but they do not mention it. I do know for a fact, however, that they sell it in small glass jars at both locations. Although I have just had it with steak at the restaurant, I have thought many times that I would like to pick up a jar or two sometime to bring home and try it on some 'dogs.
Pacific Dining Car
1310 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
2700 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I searched Del Monte's site at the time of the original post, and they do not list red hamburger relish. They apparently have discontinued it. It was a red pickle relish.
I'll search our local Big Lots--was just there and didn't see any. I grew up using this relish, so I know it well. Nothing better on a burger or(gasp) hotdog!