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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/01/14 14:38:38 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

However, Popeyes's is about 100% better than Church's...
I wish the biscuits were thicker.

Dunno if the Popeye's biscuits are the same everywhere, but the ones in Cincinnati are very flat and practically soaked in butter/butter flavoring. I hope they aren't all like that...
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/01/22 17:52:23 (permalink)
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After all of these years, Krystal Burgers are hard to beat! They just melt in your mouth! I've been eating them since I was a teenager.


IMO, Krystal's CAN'T be beat.
Double-cheese ones are my current fave; the grease practically melt the middle of the 3 slices of bread.

So what if the patties are so thin they could have been made with a cheese plane? So what if the company is only on their 300th cow after all these years? The mustardy, oniony, soft bun, crumbly meat taste are quintessential. Here in Atlanta, I can eat them every day.

And I practivally do.

And I have not (yet) have had to have gastric bypass or heart bypass surgery! It's been a great 42 years....

BTW, the fozen product available in grocery stores has been stripped of much of the panache of the freshly-prepared burgers... but even a frozen Krystal beats a fresh White Castle!

JC
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/01/23 12:13:08 (permalink)
Krystal burgers are better than exlax if ya got problems,,,
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/06 14:59:07 (permalink)
Im going to stop there on my way to Greensboro...cant wait this might make that boring i85 worth while!
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/06 16:39:37 (permalink)
Krystal........White Castle.........Neither one can hold a candle to the best mini-burger ever: Royal Castle! A pile of Royal Castle hamburgers and a birch beer served in a frosted mug.......it doesn't get any better than that. I sure do miss the Royal Castles!

Lee
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/06 17:03:15 (permalink)
I do not know if I can tell the difference between a White Castle and a Krystal. I know they both taste good about 2:00AM.

I guess technically they are a hamburger but to me they are more of a sandwich.

Certainly a unique taste and I like them both.

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/06 17:10:18 (permalink)
Royal Castles were started in Miami in the 20's or 30's and were all over Florida. Don't know about any of the other states. At last report, there were two of them remaining, both in Miami.

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/07 10:02:40 (permalink)
isnt it interesting how some places fall apart and others thrive and they basically do the same thing.....never had royal castles but they sound like krystal and white castles....anybody have a website for royal castles?
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/07 10:11:30 (permalink)
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Love birch beer.

but where were Royal castles?


I first encountered Royal Castles in Miami in the early 1950s. Loved them. There were still Royal Castles in Ohio when we moved here in 1971, but they were gone before 1980. I believe the chain was headquartered in Cleveland.
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/11 12:02:16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by clothier

ok, JC, Why? In your humble opinion, why are the better?




Krystals have the best grease, the better onions (fried not raw), the mustard-pickle double-salty whammy, and in no little regard, the distiction of being a SOUTHERN product.

Althought it is beyond me WHY the Cherry St. store in Chattanooga doesn't make a big to-do out of being the original site. A group of friends and I used to eat there every year while in Chattie for January's sci-fi Chattacon, and we were always a bit disappointed to walk in and have it feel like any other Krystal.

Hope this clarifies matters. :)

Oh and BTW, I heard a nasty rumor that the reason WCs have 5 holes in them is NOT to ensure quicker, even cooking, but that in the beginning, flecks of tainted meat were poked out of the burgers manually, and the burgers stayed like that "just because". Of course, you should never listen to rumormongering, but...you never know. ;)

JC

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/12 12:19:41 (permalink)
Remember Krystal's horrid Early 80's Skip Stevenson commercials? I'm still singing that song!
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/16 10:21:25 (permalink)
went to the new Krystals in Burlington nc...it was a wonderful experience...brought back a lot of memories......
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/16 11:14:19 (permalink)
A very young Samuel L. Jackson was in one way back when also (..."It's the little cooked onions...")
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/16 15:02:52 (permalink)
OH NO! I like the Samuel Jackson beer commercials on *Chapelle's Show*.

Yup, I loved Real People and was so excited to see old Skip hawking Krystal burgers.

Luckily, my tastes have changed (in entertainment) and I still love my Krystals!
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/16 15:05:40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by clothier

well, I have to take your opinion with a grain of salt. You get down-grading for admitting that you attend a Sci-Fi conference.

Did you walk into the Krystal burger with your wookie costume on, or with your Spock ears on?


Ah, mundane (a way harsh slam in skiffy geekdom), you are mistaken. I was a *fringefan*, for whom fandom was just a G*ddamned hobby, not a trufan, for whom fandom is a Way of Life (TM). Our sartorial selections were unobtrusive to the nth degree.

Besides, Spock ears are for *collecting* (MINT IN BOX NEVRR BEEN OPENED!), not for *wearing*, you silly person! And wookies are SO last year! Now where'd I put my Pokemon cards?....
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/17 19:10:37 (permalink)
Texas now has it's very first Krystal - it's in Beaumont. A friend of mine brought back 3 dozen for me a few weeks ago! Also, I always stopped at a Krystal on the way to Tennessee in Arkansas - it's on I-40 at the Forrest City exit. I grew up in East Tennessee where we had Krystal and Blue Circle. There is only one Blue Circle left, and it's in Bristol, I think. I was introduced to White Castles in Louisville, KY several years ago. They are all basically the same - they're all good!!!

Buckshot
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/17 19:33:53 (permalink)
Mr. Buckshot: I did not know a Blue Circle still remained. There was one close to my office at 520 Western Ave in Knoxville and I did lunch there most every day in the early 60's. I got their steakburger with fries. That was many years ago when my finances dictated a cheaper type of lunch.

We race in Bristol later on in the year. I will make a point to locate the Blue Circle and try to recreate an earlier experience. It probably ain't the same.

I am sure Fred Sauceman from Johnson City would have a comment on current quality.

AS far as Krystal goes, they have a unique sandwich which hardly qualifies as a hamburger, but still a tasty morsel. Some folks compare against White Castle. Quite frankly I like them both. They are slightly different but good in their own way.

When we do our racing with NHRA and we have had a hard day and finish it up with some friendly libation, it is always good to top the day with a good greasy some type of wannabee burger.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/18 15:24:15 (permalink)
Here's some info, Paul. I got it from an article by Fred Sauceman titled "Blue Circle burger remains distinct".

The Blue Circle
333 Bluff City Hwy.
Bristol, TN
423-764-4732

I'm from Morristown - got several items from Blue Circles that I've collected over the years - coffee mug, drinking glass, matches, etc. They're hard to find! If you're interested, I'll help you find the article by Mr. Sauceman.

Buckshot
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/18 15:45:22 (permalink)
Buckshot: It seems like Mr. Sauceman posted something about the Blue Circle on the forum sometime ago. Either that or I read an article about it.

You really got my curiosity up. They have not been in Knoxville for at least 30 years. I recall having lunch there several times a week. They were located about three blocks from my office when I worked downtown Knoxville.

The day Kennedy was shot and killed, I had just left the Blue Circle and was walking back to the office. Some guy in a shop close to our office stuck his head out the door and told us the POTUS had just been shot.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/18 18:56:22 (permalink)
Sundancer,
Go to MSN.com and do a search for Blue Circle hamburgers. Mr. Sauceman's article is, I think, the first that is listed in the search. If you don't find it, let me know. Bluff City Highway, isn't that in the same direction from Bristol going toward the race track? (That's Carvers Orchard in Cosby.) Lots of good white lightnin' has been made in the Cosby area of Cocke County over the years. Brought some Cocke County squeezin's to Texas with me - brought my '40 Ford coupe, too!

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/18 23:52:08 (permalink)
I had my first sack of Krystals in Mississippi a year ago. New England doesn't have anything like these guys. I was hoping that the midwest would. I can't find any slider/belly bomber type burger places anywhere near Omaha. Can anyone help?
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/19 05:27:48 (permalink)
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Sundancer,
Go to MSN.com and do a search for Blue Circle hamburgers. Mr. Sauceman's article is, I think, the first that is listed in the search. If you don't find it, let me know. Bluff City Highway, isn't that in the same direction from Bristol going toward the race track? (That's Carvers Orchard in Cosby.) Lots of good white lightnin' has been made in the Cosby area of Cocke County over the years. Brought some Cocke County squeezin's to Texas with me - brought my '40 Ford coupe, too!

Buckshot

That is Carvers in Cosby. Great food and a super place to buy produce especially apples. I do not know how many acres they have planted with apple trees, but it is a lot. They go all the way to the base of the huge mountain behind them.

It is strange that you mention white lightning. The first I ever bought in my life was in Cosby, TN. hat was in 1960 but that is another story.

When we are in Bristol for NHRA, I will make a trek to the Blue Circle. I will also search out the story from Fred Sauceman.

Thanks
Paul E. Smith
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/02/20 14:26:49 (permalink)
Does ANYONE remember the Royal Castle chain from Florida & La.?
Man I couldn't get enough of them. 2 and a beer (birch)a real meal dealfor about 50 cents.
That is where my friend, Jim introduced me to the art of eating grits. For 35 cents you could get 2 eggs,bacon,and toast served on a real china plate oh yes grits were not an option.
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/03/06 10:08:49 (permalink)
Does anyone from East Tennessee remember "Scottie's Hamburgers"? I was talking to a friend last week from Athens, TN about Blue Circles and he reminded me of "Scottie's Hamburgers". They were just like Blue Circle and Krystal hamburgers. I remember them being in Morristown and Jefferson City.

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/03/06 16:13:05 (permalink)
Buckshot: There was a Scotties (SIC) on Clinton Highway. They have not been there for many years. I use to stop there on occasion and as I recall, they were decent.

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/03/07 03:46:07 (permalink)
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Does anyone from East Tennessee remember "Scottie's Hamburgers"? I was talking to a friend last week from Athens, TN about Blue Circles and he reminded me of "Scottie's Hamburgers". They were just like Blue Circle and Krystal hamburgers. I remember them being in Morristown and Jefferson City.

Buckshot


I remember a Scottie's in Denton, Texas (north of Dallas) in the early 70s. Only thing i remember is the burgers were little and around 14 cents each. thanks for the burger flashback.

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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/04/08 20:10:31 (permalink)
There is one Scotties left at the Caryville exit off I75 South I think it's exit 133 or 136 (There's only one Caryville exit) The scotties is on the hill behind Shoney's. I think they're .60 now but they're exactly as they were in the 70's.
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/05/17 21:55:35 (permalink)
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There is one Scotties left at the Caryville exit off I75 South I think it's exit 133 or 136 (There's only one Caryville exit) The scotties is on the hill behind Shoney's. I think they're .60 now but they're exactly as they were in the 70's.
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/05/17 21:59:21 (permalink)
I was in Tennessee, a couple of weeks ago 5/2/2004, and the scotties is there, but their .55, not .60, and it's still open, tasting exactly as they did in the 70's
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RE: Krystal Burgers 2004/05/24 23:58:35 (permalink)
Speaking of Krystal burgers and White Castle..... I remember back in the 60's going to Miami for vacation. There was a burger place across the street from our motel on Collins Ave. called Royal Castle. We use to walk over for lunch and get a sack of sliders and spuds and bring'em back to the room and pig out. They were really good. Anyone ever eat at Royal Castle??
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