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Sep 26, 2007 09:16 AM

White Rose System-HMMM

Is is me or do others find that there just isn't that KICK in the hamburgers and cheeseburgers at White Rose System in Highland Park, like up until one year ago? Are they using different onions or something? Such a fave of mine, too. Now I may have to go back to White Castle for that KICK.

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  1. Now that you mention it, I seem to recall thinking something was missing the last time I was there. I think it's the onion. Hmm.

    Funny, I just had White Castle this morning. Haha

    1. Hey MoxieBoy, before you succumb to the crave, try the place in Clark by Barnes and Noble. And White Mana in Jersey City...

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      1. re: The Engineer

        Hi Engineer, what is the name of that place in Clark? I tried picturing it in my mind and could only come up with a diner (White diamond?). Thanks

        1. re: wench31

          Hi Wench! (ducking) I think White Diamond is right... its close to the parkway entrance.

      2. Was there last night...Yes, the taste is just not there....Different roll and the combined taste of the cheesburger was just not the way it used to be...Also the drinks are in a can....
        They tasted a lot better when the old North Carolina boys where there...

        1. I've been eating there for nearly 25 years. Now, as far as flavor goes, they never tasted better than at 2 or 3 am after a night of boozing at the court tavern, roxy or melody bars. Being served by ex-cons made it more interesting too. That being said, I only get there infrequently these days. I know they used to use Pechters rolls. I remember once a long time ago that they tried to switch to some glossy roll...didnt work.

          I think these days its hit or miss. The onion s are still there, but the biggest NJ Green bay Packers fan is hit or miss. I just turned on a coworker a month ago for lunch. Not a huge guy by any stretch, but he had 2 cali-cheeses and a frie, and ate a piece of pumpkin pie in the truck. He keeps begging me to go back.

          Is it as good as it was? Yes. Is it too clean and cheezy with the elvis and lucy stuff? Yes. Is it being served to you by the same ethnicity of many other kitchen workers? Yes. Do we miss the days of old? Yes, damn it. BUT I STILL THINK ITS THE BEST WE HAVE.

          1. Still the same for me...I prefer them for breakfast. yum.