September 23, 2010
Bistro 33 Midtown closes to become Spin Burger Bar

By Chris Macias

Bistro 33 Midtown, the 16th St. restaurant with the urban lounge feel, closed Monday to make way for a new concept. Look for the opening of Spin Burger Bar come mid-November, with a cycling theme and more recession-friendly prices. Most orders will likely cost under $15, said Fred Haines of SRO Inc., the local restaurant group which also oversees Bistro 33 locations in Davis and El Dorado Hills and midtown's Suzie Burger.

"The ultra lounge thing is dead and we're rolling with the changes," said Haines. "We want to get into something that's more affordable and what's driving downtown."

Spin Burger Bar will feature a variety of beef, turkey, veggie and chicken burgers, and a drink menu that focuses on beer over wine. The late-night hours will continue - Thursdays through Saturdays until 3 a.m. - and a DJ will also "spin" music to keep the vibe going.

The burger recipes are still being formulated, but are expected to be different than the offerings at Suzie Burger.

"We're still developing our blend of beef, but we have a basic idea of what we want to do," said Haines.

Call The Bee's Chris Macias, (916) 321-1253.

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