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    1. #51
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      Quote Originally Posted by Code Red! View Post
      Bacon cheese dog.
      Two more inventory items, four more menu items. Brilliant.

      Hotdog
      Cheese Hotdog
      Bacon Hotdog
      Bacon Cheese Hotdog

      (takes a look around dreams up three more)

      Grilled cheese
      BLT
      Grilled cheese with bacon
      Vegetables on a bun.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      PAL'S is a local (mainly drive thru only) chain that has a very simple menu, clean stores, friendly employees, and gives you consistently fresh food quickly with very low mistakes.They aren't amazing, but they are always very good and made with quality stuff (fresh onions, pickles, tomatoes you would use at home)- and they have great fries, thick real milkshakes.. old fashioned goodness served with old fashioned care and old fashioned friendliness without silly canned responses.
      Def worth trying if in the area.


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      Why does that place remind me of Mondo Burger from Good Burger?


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      I've been to the In-N-Out burger next to LAX a couple of times when I had an hour to kill before returning the rental car. Five Guys is everywhere in the Northeast. I don't eat burgers very often. I might get there once per year.

      Five Guys has lousy fries. The rare times I eat there, I just order a bacon cheeseburger and skip the fries. The first time I went there, they gave me what seemed like a full size brown paper grocery bag full of soggy fries that overflowed the paper cup. I ate a few and the rest went into the trash. My two times with In-N-Out fries, they were average. I like my fries thin cut and fried crispy in dead cow fat like you get in Belgium, France, or the Netherlands. Or a good poutine place in Quebec.

      It's not fair to compare the burgers since my In-N-Out experience was in California where you can actually get tomatoes that taste like something. When you truck nitrogen-ripened picked green superballs to New England, they might be red and look like sliced tomato but they are flavorless.

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      Honestly, I don't understand people's fascination with Five Guys. I tried it once. It was bland and dry. Never again. Fatburger and In-n-Out are way better IMO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NWarty View Post
      (Raises hand)

      Never had In-n-Out though since they aren't up here in Wa. Five Guys is pretty solid though.
      I had 5 guys once in Burlington. It was pretty good! We have a few of them here now but I haven't been to any yet.

      No in and outs here, other than they truck they bring up from the US for the Langley Cruise In. I'm not sure if they do that any more. The menu was also limited to one kind of burger. The line up for the truck was an hour. If they offered any more you would be there all day

      We're going to Phoenix over Xmas so I'll be going to all the places we don't have here.

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      Obligatory Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna Burger shot


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      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      Was that a place that's been around for decades?

      Sucks about the loss of an established neighborhood staple
      Yep.
      It's a common problem- one person follows their dream.. but that same dream is just seen as a business to milk by the family.. or even held in contempt because that business took so much of their family member's time.

      Crap- was just thinking.. do any old fashioned butchers exist?
      All I ever hear about are the ones in the grocery store boxes.
      "Sometimes, I have a sudden urge to fart on this chair."

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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Crap- was just thinking.. do any old fashioned butchers exist?
      Yes. I have two mom and pop butchers within 5 miles of my house.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
      Honestly, I don't understand Time for a GTI's fascination with five guys. I tried it once. They were bald and hairy. Never again. Fatgirls In-n-Out are way be.
      FTFY

      Edit: Not that there's anything wrong with that!
      Last edited by GolfTango; 05-18-2017 at 02:10 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      Why does that place remind me of Mondo Burger from Good Burger?


      The first one was started in the town I grew up in- Kingsport, TN.


      THAT current look started in the mid 80's iirc.

      Googles.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal%27s

      Ah- 1st drive thru only box design in colonial heights (suburb of Kingsport) in 1985.
      That was my community.
      No wonder it feels like an old friend.
      Last edited by BRealistic; 05-18-2017 at 02:06 PM.
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    11. #61
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      FTFY
      Hey

      Hey

      Hey.



      You forgot "not that there's anything wrong with that".
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      My only experience with Shake shack burgers was in Madison Square Park in NYC. My wife and I waited on line for like an hour in the rain because they lost power and were mobbed. We got to register and was in the process of putting our order in when the power went out again. Told us it could be another hour before they got up and running again.

      Probably for the better as the "NYC" tax was adding up i think the total was at like $38 for 4 burgers and 2 orders of fries.

      Would still like to try them though.

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      living on the east coast, I have access to Five Guys when ever I feel like it, that being said, I can't wait to get out west again for some In n Out!!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      How about local burger joints? Are there any that any of you prefer over the national establishments?
      I have a special affinity for the generic Southern California (they might be everywhere for all I know) burger spots where you can get gyros, burgers, burritos or pancakes at the drive thru. Super thin, definitely frozen patty, shredded lettuce, bacon, cheese, and steak fries. Every city I lived in down there had their own version. Jim's Burgers, Louis Burger, Fantastic Cafe. All the same stuff.

      Not fast food, but Umami burger is the best burger.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      How about local burger joints? Are there any that any of you prefer over the national establishments?
      I love local burger joints! Unfortunately, many have closed in recent years. I love The Counter which still has some locations in L.A. but they closed the one on my way home. Probably for the best considering they are $20 hamburgers when all customizations have been done.

      I really like this small local semi-chain called Cronies. I don't eat there too often but their Big Daddy burger is awesome!


      There are a ton of more local burger places but many are more fast casual as opposed to fast. So a bit more expensive but pretty good.

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      I used to live a 10 minute ride from a local place that had some good burgers. It's on Rt. 97, is called Grill 97, and has 97 varieties of burgers. It's a bar, a little divey, and always had day drinkers in there when I went in for lunch when I didn't have work. It was perfect.


      I think I made it through 6 or 7 of the 97 burger varieties.
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      I had both, In-N-Out for me is better.
      The World is Flat.

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      This thread should have been titled: "Five Guys Beats In-n-Out's Meat"

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      Guys



      Y'all made me go to Herfy Burger for lunch

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      This thread should have been titled: "Five Guys Beats In-n-Out's Meat"
      Five Guys battled In-n-Out until a winning meat was chosen.
      "Sometimes, I have a sudden urge to fart on this chair."

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      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      http://fortune.com/2017/05/17/five-g...t-best-burger/

      In the interest of full disclosure, I don't care so much about the story as I do about the opportunity for low brow puns.
      I like a little in-in-out between my five guys.

      You know...mix things up.
      ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by 2.DOH. View Post
      I like a little in-in-out between my five guys.

      You know...mix things up.
      I was wondering where the hell you were.
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      This place is good, too:


      The weekend is full of eye-candy of the motor enthusiast variety.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      I was wondering where the hell you were.
      Apologies.

      Just finished a long & mostly useless meeting.
      ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      This place is good, too:


      The weekend is full of eye-candy of the motor enthusiast variety.
      Damn.
      Reminds me...
      I miss the old school A&W restaurants.
      Nothing like a hotdog, fries and a frosty mug root beer float.
      "Sometimes, I have a sudden urge to fart on this chair."

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