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May 17, 2007 11:31 AM

Okay, probably been done before, but "Guilty Pleasures"?

The Contrarian view on popular restaurants had me thinking. What are the places you're ashamed to tell the other foodies that you love (McDonald's? Vinny T's?) Come on, time to fess up! I already admitted I like Vinny T's on the previous post. :-D

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      1. Fenway frank with mustard and onions. So good, so good!

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        1. re: kittychow

          There is ZERO shame in loving a Fenway Frank. Those are great dogs any way you slice it.

          I'd say mine would be a few slices at Papa Ginos, but I never feel guilty about it. I'd say their pizza is about as good as it gets for chains.

        2. Don't want to read your post too literally, but I think there are tons of places that "foodies" would sniff at, while chowhounds would nod in agreement.

          1. I love getting a burger, a bowl of chili, and a beer or five at the 99. AND.....[gulp]....I don't mind the....[don't say it]......the beer being in a...[you can still turn back]....a frosty mug there.

            Oddly enough, I feel better now that I said it. Maybe I'll talk about the culinary genius of the chefs at Del Taco next. :-O

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            1. re: hiddenboston

              I go to the 99 once in a while as there isnt much out my way if you want something quick without driving too far. I always get the fish and chips, its actually quite good there belive it or not. As for the rest of the menu... the boneless buffalo wings are ok.. nothing else i have had has been all that good.

              1. re: hargau

                I think 99 is pretty decent and definitely cheap - I had a steak that was cooked properly and quite tasty with very good mashed squash - few places do steak 'n' squash, and it's wonderful.