DOWNEY -- Stay Gallery and L.A. Buns have teamed up to introduce a new culinary creation: the Stay Chicken Burger.L.A. Buns will officially introduce the burger at an event Jan. 31. On this day from 7-10 p.m., and on Feb. 2 from 12-5 p.m., the restaurant is donating 30 percent of its sales to the downtown art gallery. The burger was crafted by L.A. Buns staff and Stay Gallery's own culinary expert, Dino Marougas, owner and chef of Kentro Greek Kitchen in Fullerton. It features grilled chicken breast, sweet jalapeno slaw, roasted tomatoes, swiss cheese and Stay sauce on a brioche bun. The burger is the latest creative endeavour by Stay Gallery, which is working to raise $20,000 as its first fundraising goal. The gallery has hosted more than 10 events since its grand opening Oct. 11 and so far has raised $17,200. After the burger is introduced at L.A. Buns, the gallery will unveil its latest collection at 10 p.m. There is no charge to attend the unveiling, which will feature music and drinks, but donations are encouraged. Stay Gallery is spearheading an effort to create a "Downtown Downey Association" which would bring downtown businesses together to facilitate events and concepts together. The gallery has already been working with several businesses, including Porto's Bakery, Avenue Press, Granata's, Bastards, the Epic Lounge, Cartozian Associates and L.A. Buns.
********** Published: January 17, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 40