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Oct 23, 2006 11:07 PM

White Castle [split from discussion on General Chowhounding Topics board]

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Please do not throw carnage at the originator of fast food hamburgers, White Castle Rocks. Cooked on onions, one side only, wholes to let the onion steam through, and buns that suck up all that onion steam.

Started eatingthem when they were 8-cents each. Still love them. The frozen ones are noth the same.

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  1. Don't like WC. I'm a Krystal's guy myself.

    Buy 'em buy the sack.


    1. Prefer Little Tavern Burgers myself. Wish there were more little burger places.

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      1. re: monkeyrotica

        Me too. In college I was so happy when I discovered Little Tavern across the street, it quickly became my favorite late night dining. Unfortunately the one in Baltimore is not as good.

        The frozen White Castle burgers aren't too bad, not as good as the fresh ones or Little Tavern, but they will satisfy the craving for me. My parents still tell stories of how they would gets sacks of White Castle burgers on their way back from class.

        A few years back they opened up a White Castle in my area and the dirve thru line was so long it backed up the local road.

      2. I've only had White Castle burgers twice, but I love them. There's just something about the steamed burger with the onions. And the size...maybe it's just me, but a burger tastes different when it's so small it could fit on a dinner roll. We've started making mini burgers at home because of White Castle.

        1. love white castles - but they don't love me. i get a stomach ache every time i eat, but sometimes just can't stop myself even knowing i will get indigestion. we call them belly bombers!

          1. I dream about White Castle -- at least twice in the past couple of months.

            In the first dream, I put in my standard order of three "White Castles" (hamburgers) and three "cheeseburgers." The White Castles are the usual ones, but the cheeseburgers are ordinary full-size cheeseburgers. A nightmare, I tell you!

            In the more recent dream (which I didn't remember until I started writing about the first one), I forget to ask for ketchup/pickle/mustard -- as I have done more than once -- and I not only don't get those items, but for some reason my burgers come with *lettuce*. Ugh.

            Perhaps I wouldn't be so obsessed if I now lived anywhere near a White Castle.