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Tag: Amp Cafe Lincoln neighborhood

April
4th

A tale of the Smitty burger – and where to find it now that Jubilee is no more

Jubilee sign picHere’s a fun story about a legendary burger, a tricky sign and a new cafe in one of my favorite dining areas, Tacoma’s Lincoln neighborhood.

The giant orange Jubilee Hamburger Restaurant sign remains a stunning marker in Lincoln despite the closure of that hamburger restaurant in 2012.

So, too, remains the legend of its Smitty burger.

The new cafe Amp opened in the longtime Lincoln burger joint in January. Since then, plenty of neighbors have stopped in to order a Smitty burger, the regionally famous burger known for its oblong shape.

The only problem is that the cafe doesn’t serve burgers, let along a Smitty. Amp serves a mean Philly cheese steak and BLT sandwich, though. Read more »