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Head to head matchups...how many can you name?

Head to head matchups...how many can you name?

Example: There is a lot of French dip to be had in this town, but the ULTIMATE head to head matchup always seems to be Phillipe's v Cole's for French Dip. I vote Cole's.

What is your ULTIMATE head to head matchup?

And, by the way: GO BRONCOS!

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  1. Langer's vs Brent's for Pastrami
    Carney's vs Pink's for Chili Dogs

    1. I can only think of one GO SEAHAWKS!!!

        1. Sweet Rose Creamery vs Scoops

                1. re: ipsedixit


                  Now what does "internecine" mean ?

                  It sounds fancy.

                  1. re: kevin

                    Maybe he meant inner nectarine?

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Maybe. But nectarines are not in season, yet, right ????

                      1. re: kevin

                        That's why you have to channel your "inner" nectarine.

                1. Son of A Gun fried chicken sandwich VS Plan Check Southern Fry

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                    1. Bludso's Compton VS Bludso's La Brea

                        1. Disneyland Corn Dog vs Mrs. Knotts Fried Chicken

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                          1. re: wienermobile

                            Mrs. Knott's for the win if you throw in those biscuits by the dozen and a gallon of the blueberry juice.

                          2. Top Round Roast Beef vs Arbys

                              1. Original Pancake House VS Griddle Cafe

                                    1. re: wienermobile

                                      I'd say Bay Cities vs. All About the Bread, but I guess that's less of a head to head and more of an original and a copycat.

                                      1. re: Eater15

                                        Bay Cities sandwich/cold side vs. hot side.

                                      1. Geno's versus Pat's Philly cheese steaks

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                                        1. Medieval Times Vs Pirate Dinner Theater

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                                          1. re: wienermobile

                                            Medieval times. no contest, followed by a dog or four at petrillo's.

                                            1. re: kevin

                                              Portillo's. Unless you want pizza.

                                              1. re: Burger Boy

                                                Yes. My bad. Thanks for the correction.

                                            1. re: wienermobile

                                              gladstone's just for that chocolate cake wrapped in the gold swan.

                                              1. re: wienermobile

                                                Gladstone's because peanuts? They still have peanuts, right?

                                                      1. re: Thor123

                                                        The stinking rose for the best steak in town.

                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                          Argh! Sophie's Hot Sauce Choice! Don't make me!

                                                          1. orange julious v. strawberry julious.

                                                                  1. re: wienermobile

                                                                    now i am gonna have to have a crying session in mourning of ships.

                                                                  1. girogio baldi v. e baldi.

                                                                    1. spago v. Wolfgang puck express

                                                                      1. neptune's net v. malibu seafood.

                                                                          1. re: linus

                                                                            Another no brainer. Ronaldo!

                                                                                        1. re: JAB

                                                                                          If Bludso's is in Compton...Compton

                                                                              1. Sergio is cooking; Sergio is NOT cooking.

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                                                                                1. re: Wayno

                                                                                  Who's Sergio ????

                                                                                  Does he post here ?

                                                                                  1. re: Wayno

                                                                                    ask ciao bob, the guy who ignored my advice for years. . . .

                                                                                    1. re: Searching4Dunny

                                                                                      Urasawa, of course.

                                                                                      Because I'd choose Carney's over Tommy's any old day for a triple chili cheese dog.

                                                                                        1. This is a great query.

                                                                                          Pinks v. Carneys. (Carney's)
                                                                                          In 'n' Out v. Five Guys (Five Guys, and I'm sad to say that the East Coast chain has defeated the West Coast chain.)
                                                                                          Angelini v. Mozza (Angelini)
                                                                                          Cielito Lindo v. Juanita's (Juanita's, no doubt.)
                                                                                          Wurstkuche v. Wirtshaus (Wirtshaus)
                                                                                          Ricky's v. Any Other Fish Taco in L.A. (Ricky's)
                                                                                          Dan Tana's v. any other top five steak in LA: (Any other top five steak in L.A.)

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                                                                                            1. re: jesstifer

                                                                                              5 Guys < in n out

                                                                                              definitely not as tasty......

                                                                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                I prefer SmashBurger over both of them.

                                                                                                1. re: Wayno

                                                                                                  When it comes to chains, I still prefer Fatburger.

                                                                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                                                                    Fatburger is okay, but I much prefer leafed lettuce, and theirs is shredded.

                                                                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                                                                      I like the char on the fatburgers, but that place isn't cheap

                                                                                                      1. re: Butter Fight

                                                                                                        yeah. 2.5 x the price of in n out.

                                                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                                                          Once you add fries, that's getting up to the price of Golden State and I'd rather just go there (it's not a chain and irrelevant to this conversation, but still...)

                                                                                                  2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                    My issues with In'n'out are three. 1. Too salty. 2. Terrible fries. 3. Proselytizing cups. Oh and 4, traffic at our local is horrible.

                                                                                                    1. re: jesstifer

                                                                                                      what's a proeltizing cup ?

                                                                                                      never heard of those before.

                                                                                                          1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                                            Am I missing something here ?????

                                                                                                            Thanks for the photo though Wiener.

                                                                                                            1. re: kevin

                                                                                                              In-N-Out prints discreet references to Bible verses on their paper containers. These consist of the book, chapter, and number of the verse, not the text of the passage, in small print on an inconspicuous area of the item. The practice began in the 1980s during Rich Snyder's presidency (Rich Snyder and four other passengers died in a plane crash on approach to John Wayne Airport in 1993) a reflection of the Christian beliefs held by the Snyder family:
                                                                                                              Burger and cheeseburger wrappers
                                                                                                              Revelation 3:20—"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
                                                                                                              Beverage cups and replicas
                                                                                                              John 3:16—"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
                                                                                                              Milkshake cups
                                                                                                              Proverbs 3:5—"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
                                                                                                              Double-Double wrapper
                                                                                                              Nahum 1:7—"The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him."

                                                                                                                1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                  I wondered what those pesky things were.

                                                                                                        1. re: jesstifer

                                                                                                          i am ungodly (ha) sensitive to issues like these, and the cups are about as far from proselytizing as i am from having a body like usain bolt.

                                                                                                          1. re: linus

                                                                                                            I couldn't agree more. Did I just say that to linus?

                                                                                                            1. re: JAB

                                                                                                              o.k., so i don't have a body like usain bolt. geez.

                                                                                                            2. re: linus

                                                                                                              Well then whatever is beyond ungodly sensitive, color me that. It makes me uncomfortable to have the crotch of my pants wrapped around John 3:16, if you know what I mean.

                                                                                                              And yes, I need to clean the random stuff out my cupholders.

                                                                                                              1. re: jesstifer

                                                                                                                just curious, no offense intended:

                                                                                                                did you spy the john 3:16 on your cup, or did you read about it somewhere or someone told you?

                                                                                                                1. re: linus

                                                                                                                  I honestly don't recall clearly. I think I noticed it on a cup one day and thought WTF? Then Googled it to find out it wasn't just my local, but company-wide.

                                                                                                                2. re: jesstifer

                                                                                                                  The only problem I can think of is if any printing costs are passed on to me the consumer.

                                                                                                          1. Sausage and meatball sub - Bay Cities vs. Eastside Deli

                                                                                                            1. Al & Bea's vs. Lupes # 2

                                                                                                                1. In a battle between Brothers:

                                                                                                                  Dino Burgers Pico Vs Dino Burgers Main St

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                                                                                                                    1. re: Norm Man

                                                                                                                      Pico all the way babby.

                                                                                                                      Next question.

                                                                                                                    2. Bludso's vs. BigMista's (tough call for me)
                                                                                                                      Apple Pan vs. Pie N Burger vs. Jongewaard's (Jongewaard's)
                                                                                                                      Cousin's vs. Lobsta Truck (Lobsta)
                                                                                                                      Stan's vs. Randy's vs. Bob's (Randy's)
                                                                                                                      Shunji vs. Mori vs. Kiriko (Shunji)
                                                                                                                      Saffron & Rose vs. Mashti Malone (Saffron)
                                                                                                                      Plan Check vs. Westside Tavern (Westside)
                                                                                                                      Mastro's vs. Ruth Chris (Mastro's)
                                                                                                                      Vito's vs. Joe's (Vito's)
                                                                                                                      Sweet Rose vs. Carmela's vs. Mother Moo (Mother Moo)
                                                                                                                      Brian's vs. Get Shaved (Get Shaved)

                                                                                                                      I still don't get Five Guys (In N Out or Fatburger)

                                                                                                                      1. Butterscotch budino at Mozza vs. butterscotch pot de crime at Gjelina.

                                                                                                                          1. Flossie's fried chicken Vs Flossie's catfish

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                                                                                                                            1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                                                              And thanks for reminding me about Flossie's catfish since I have not been in countless ages upon ages.

                                                                                                                              1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                                                                That's easy.

                                                                                                                                The Hat, all the way, each and every day.

                                                                                                                                        1. The Biscuits at MB Post vs the biscuits at Knott's Berry Farm.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                                                                            You and your food porn just aint' right!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: JAB

                                                                                                                                              he will owe you a drink at the Chowmeet.