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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/06/24 12:04:31 (permalink)
I have tried In and out burgers one time when I was out in Vegas...that was enough...I dont know what people find so good about them..the fries were good..the burger was nothing special...Jack in the box ultimate cheeseburger or sourdough burger are great for a fast food burger..or a Fatburger is another good choice over In and OUt.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/06/24 14:05:48 (permalink)
In and Out are pretty good for a chain, but here in the bay area's east bay there is a great roadfood burger place....VAL's in Hayward. The burgers are just Old fashioned fantastic, the shakes are made with real milk and ice cream. They have kept the Roadfood tradition going. Hint try the Papa burger....it is great!These burgers are what a burger person dreams of.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/06/24 16:45:24 (permalink)
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Anyone remember the Hippo in San Francisco.


I remember it. The thing I remember most was the fact that they had a hamburger sundae.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/06/24 17:19:00 (permalink)
I second the Val's recommendation. Just check to see if they are open. I went there once and they were closed, I think it was on a Sunday. I also remember The Hippo, the thing I remember most was that it was one of a very few restaurants in S.F. that had parking.

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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/07/14 09:12:13 (permalink)
..and with this post, I joyfully become that which I often crave.....



(unfortunately, we have none of these in Cincinnati. Hey west coast, trade you 3 White Castle locations for one In and Out?)
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/08/19 20:46:55 (permalink)
here you go Joe, this is the REAL In & Out thread all about our favorite west coast hamburger stand.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/08/31 09:51:21 (permalink)
Are the In N Out burgers char-grilled or done on a flat top. If they are done on a flat top does anyone know what type of oil they cook the burgers in?
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/08/31 13:18:22 (permalink)
Flat top........no, don't know what kind of oil they use.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/08/31 13:29:51 (permalink)
Hmm, from the look of the burger in the graphic I posted, I would have figured char grilled.

Still, a burger should provide it's own oil/fat....no additional needed, right?
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RE: In and Out Burger 2004/08/31 14:53:26 (permalink)
That's always been amazing to me that they didn't char-broil. It would be even more awesome if it was!
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/01/18 02:48:06 (permalink)
Are there any old-timers here who ate at In-N-Out back in the 40's, 50's, or 60's? How were they back then compared to now?
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/10 14:33:32 (permalink)
MMMMM We LOVE In N Out! It's one of our first stops every time we make our annual pilgrimage to Vegas. There's nothing like it on the East Coast. 4X4 with grilled onions and lotsa ketchup baby! Even their Coke tastes better than other places. (Maybe that was just the desert air talking though.)

I haven't had my fix since last Spring. Time to go to Vegas (baby)!
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/10 15:36:02 (permalink)
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Are there any old-timers here who ate at In-N-Out back in the 40's, 50's, or 60's? How were they back then compared to now?


My friends, a married couple who now live in Orange Cnty, grew up in San Bernadino in the 50's & 60's. They say In N Out was like a rite of passage for all young southern Californians in those days. If you ever saw the movie American Graffitti my friends say that In N Out is where the kids in their cars really would have gone, not to the mythical Mel's Drive-In.
They still love 'em today!

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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/10 16:11:01 (permalink)
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Originally posted by QFan

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Originally posted by Saint Matt

Are there any old-timers here who ate at In-N-Out back in the 40's, 50's, or 60's? How were they back then compared to now?


My friends, a married couple who now live in Orange Cnty, grew up in San Bernadino in the 50's & 60's. They say In N Out was like a rite of passage for all young southern Californians in those days. If you ever saw the movie American Graffitti my friends say that In N Out is where the kids in their cars really would have gone, not to the mythical Mel's Drive-In.


Ah, but American Graffiti was set in George Lucas' hometown of Modesto, up in central CA where they didn't have In-n-Outs until much later than '62!

My boss at my college job went to a Baptist seminary in southern California in the late '60s. He said that the big thing to do among his circle of friends was to get an In-N-Out Burger bumper sticker and razor out the B and the R. (Yes, he was in seminary at the time -- go figure!) I notice that the bumper stickers no longer say "Burger" on them, probably for that very reason!
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/10 19:03:13 (permalink)
Oh, the irony. American Graffitti is on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) tonight at 8:00 PM eastern time. So we can stay up all night with Wolfman Jack one more time.

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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/10 19:30:50 (permalink)
Why not just have a commemorative burger at Mel's (usually I just have their chili, though--at the Van Ness location): http://www.melsdrive-in.com/.

Mel's ain't mythical, Qfan.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/10 20:42:43 (permalink)
Lucky,
The "urge" bumpersticker began back in that 60's era, but it was still a major display on many cars in the SoCal High Desert in the 1990's.
I have a Culver's Bumper Sticker sitting on my desk in front of my keyboard that Reads

" Honk if you Love
ButterBurgers".

Where is that Xacto Knife???
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 06:56:24 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BT

Why not just have a commemorative burger at Mel's (usually I just have their chili, though--at the Van Ness location): http://www.melsdrive-in.com/.

Mel's ain't mythical, Qfan.


I know they are all over central CA now. Have been there myself in the Sacramento area. But not sure they really existed when the movie was shot. I think some enterprising restauranteur jumped on the Mel's name bandwagon after the fact?

QFan
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 09:01:09 (permalink)
Someone in Indianapolis has got ahold of In N Out's business model and opened up their version called 96th St. Steakburgers. Same limited menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, doubles, fries, shakes, and soft drinks. You can even get your burger "Animal Style" only they call it "Monster Style". Its pretty good but I still crave my In N Out.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 10:07:04 (permalink)
Ah, now here's another stop for me next time I am in Indy :-)
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 10:11:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by QFan

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Originally posted by BT

Why not just have a commemorative burger at Mel's (usually I just have their chili, though--at the Van Ness location): http://www.melsdrive-in.com/.

Mel's ain't mythical, Qfan.


I know they are all over central CA now. Have been there myself in the Sacramento area. But not sure they really existed when the movie was shot. I think some enterprising restauranteur jumped on the Mel's name bandwagon after the fact?

QFan
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http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/a/amgraff.html
There were several round drive ins in No-Cal, one in San Rafael I'm thinking of in addition to the Mel's on S. Van Ness. I had always heard that the one in San Rafael was the one used for filming. I have an idea now that all were used at various points, but nothing I've been able to find divides up the interior and exterior shots. They are all very similar.
http://www.historicmodesto.com/Americangraffiti.html
http://www.mistersf.com/cinema/index.html?cingraffiti02.htm
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 10:13:51 (permalink)
TJ,
It's on 96th St. about midway between Keystone Ave. and Allisonville Rd.
It's about as close as you're going to get to an In N Out experience without hopping a plane to the west coast ( $244 on United, I just checked for my trip in May).
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 10:58:56 (permalink)
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TJ,
It's on 96th St. about midway between Keystone Ave. and Allisonville Rd.
It's about as close as you're going to get to an In N Out experience without hopping a plane to the west coast ( $244 on United, I just checked for my trip in May).
Messrs. Rand & McNally show that location as being fairly close to I-465; I'll have to keep it in mind as well. Never had an In and Out burger before...

I just hope I'm not there when the goon squad from Steak 'N' Shake shows up to "discuss" the use of the term steakburger...

Brad
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 11:32:50 (permalink)
Yes, you can get to it from 96th St. exit on I-69 or Allisonville Rd. exit of I-465. Its next door to the new Chipolte's.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 12:15:47 (permalink)
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I know they are all over central CA now. Have been there myself in the Sacramento area. But not sure they really existed when the movie was shot. I think some enterprising restauranteur jumped on the Mel's name bandwagon after the fact?

QFan
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No, Mel's was around long before the movie, Here's the story:

"MEL WEISS AND HAROLD DOBBS opened the first Mel's drive-in back in 1947 in San Francisco. The restaurant's incredible popularity allowed it to multiply into eleven Northern California locations, but after reigning for twenty years the Mel's era came to an end with the arrival of fast food outlets. Right before the scheduled demolition of the first Mel's, filmmaker George Lucas discovered it and decided to use it as the centerpiece for his classic film American Graffiti. Although the restaurant was still torn down, nostalgia prompted Mel Weiss' son Steven to open a new Mel's thirteen years later in 1985 with the help of partner Donald Wagstaff. Located at 2165 Lombard Street in San Francisco, the restaurant appealed to families wanting to share the tastes, sights, and sounds of the drive-in era with their kids. Years later, a second location was established on Geary Street, also in San Francisco. The next two restaurants opened in Los Angeles, one in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip and the other in Sherman Oaks. Van Ness Avenue is home to the third San Francisco location, and the fourth will open its doors in November of 2000, next to the Sony Metreon Center in the Yerba Buena area."

There is also a restuarant in Berkley called "Mel's." I don't know, but it may have been one of the original eleven locations. It's a different business than the current locations in SF and LA. The food is terrible, so don't bother. The SF/LA Mel's is great.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 12:25:12 (permalink)
Thanks for straightening that out, Saint Matt.
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p.s. I'm pretty sure the Mel's Drive-In I ate in was on U.S. 50 in Placerville?
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 12:26:08 (permalink)

...anhttp://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/19246/edition_id/389/format/html/displaystory.htmld Matt, we might as well add this to the mix.
I remember hearing Stephan on John Rothman's overnight weekend show on KGO a couple of years ago, where a lot of the talk was of Mel's.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 13:32:55 (permalink)
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Thanks for straightening that out, Saint Matt.
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p.s. I'm pretty sure the Mel's Drive-In I ate in was on U.S. 50 in Placerville?


I believe the Mel's in Placerville is part of a different chain than the Mel's in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It may be associated with the Mel's in Berkley, but I'm not sure. There is also a Mel's at the Universal Sudios theme park in Los Angeles. But the food is different than the other LA Mel's.
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 14:28:29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by QFan

Thanks for straightening that out, Saint Matt.
QFan
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p.s. I'm pretty sure the Mel's Drive-In I ate in was on U.S. 50 in Placerville?


I believe the Mel's in Placerville is part of a different chain than the Mel's in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It may be associated with the Mel's in Berkley, but I'm not sure. There is also a Mel's at the Universal Sudios theme park in Los Angeles. But the food is different than the other LA Mel's.

That Mel sure gets around, doesn't he? Must have been an original roadfooder!

QFan
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RE: In and Out Burger 2005/03/11 18:58:38 (permalink)
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Originally posted by QFan

quote:
Originally posted by BT

Why not just have a commemorative burger at Mel's (usually I just have their chili, though--at the Van Ness location): http://www.melsdrive-in.com/.

Mel's ain't mythical, Qfan.


I know they are all over central CA now. Have been there myself in the Sacramento area. But not sure they really existed when the movie was shot. I think some enterprising restauranteur jumped on the Mel's name bandwagon after the fact?

QFan
Bonita Springs, FL


Look at the web site--it explains the history.

Oh, I saw S. Matt's post too late--he quotes from the site and makes it easy.
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