The Three Reasons
1. Meet Buck and find out how he got his nickname 2. Hardin Graphics has been printing T-shirts in Costa Mesa and screen printing for 47 years 3. Get an original copy of the recipe for the Buck Burger
Follow the trail of a nickname and there is story. Last weekend at the family barbecue “Buck” burgers were served. Mike the owner of Hardin Graphics has a few nicknames and one of them is “Buck” and also his kids christened his famous burgers as “Buck” burgers. Where did Buck come from?
Printing T-shirts in Costa Mesa 47 Years
The shop of Hardin Graphics is a special place where great printing of t-shirts for the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach area happens but also those down on their luck can find work, a couch to sit on and solace. About thirty-five years ago a childhood friend found himself out of luck and Mike gave him work and a place to stay. However, this childhood friend was a bit of a bum and would keep asking for handouts and free stuff. The straw that broke the camel’s back, the camel being Mike, was when this employee wanted a hundred dollars earlier than on pay day. Mike naturally said, no. The friend then said, “Oh, we are going to have start calling you Buck because you are tight with the buck”!
Surfs at Newport Pier
Next Saturday at the Newport Pier in Newport Beach, California Mike was coming out of the water with his board and the guys were calling him “Buck.” ‘Buck” is Mike’s surfing nickname, describes his ability to have longevity in a small business and the name of his famous burger.
The recipe for Buck burgers is: Take 1-1/2 lb. of regular hamburger (not lean lots of fat), chop ½ Bermuda onion, 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. Worchester sauce, light salt and pepper, mix all together, let stand. Make the patties big and grill until medium or your liking. Do not press down with spatula or turn over more than once. Serve with hamburger bubs, romaine lettuce, fresh garden slice tomatoes and more sliced red onions. This is a two handed eating operation to enjoy a “Buck” burger!
Learn more about Buck, how he has sustained a small business for 47 years and still screen-prints T-shirts, signs, surf lams and custom apparel with an “old school vibe” for the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, CA friends and businesses.