The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 White Castles in Los Angeles?

Change Page: < 123 > | Showing page 2 of 3, messages 31 to 60 of 73
Author Message
Dwylbtzle

  • Total Posts: 21
  • Joined: 12/25/2010
  • Location: boise, ID
Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Sun, 12/26/10 5:30 PM (permalink)
BARhar!
"Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" came on the tube, again, yesterday
and, as I'm watching it, I'm thinking: "I live in the half of a continent that doesn't get the funny"
(why two people would bravely suffer cheetahs and rabid raccoons attacking
and wade through bigoted cops and Klan members
and a sex/drug-crazed Doogie Hauser)
hehehe
 
#31
    fishtaco

    • Total Posts: 742
    • Joined: 5/11/2010
    • Location: Roachdale, IN
    Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 3:03 PM (permalink)
    What's the most WC you ever ate? 1972, after a REO Speedwagon concert I did 22. Had a minor case of the munchies.
     
    #32
      Michael Hoffman

      • Total Posts: 17852
      • Joined: 7/1/2000
      • Location: Gahanna, OH
      Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 3:07 PM (permalink)
      Fifteen for me. But I had a couple of orders of onion chips, too.
       
      #33
        Michael Hoffman

        • Total Posts: 17852
        • Joined: 7/1/2000
        • Location: Gahanna, OH
        Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 3:15 PM (permalink)
        wheregreggeats.com


        I ate at a White TOWER only once ... I recall no similarity in their burgers.

        That's because there was no similarity. White Tower hamburgers were normal size, and they were round, not square.  Additionally, they were grilled on a flattop, not steamed atop chopped onions. Plus, White Towers offered plates of baked beans.
         
        #34
          Dwylbtzle

          • Total Posts: 21
          • Joined: 12/25/2010
          • Location: boise, ID
          Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 5:20 PM (permalink)
          In the first movie (go to white castle) Harold and Kumar ate 40 (or maybe that's 40 EACH)
          and the next movie (escape from guantanamo bay)
          begins when they immediately get home
          (in the bathroom)
          hehehe
          ******
           
          and, yes, from everyhing i've found, on google, the guy who came along, in 1926, copied the building exactly--except for the crennolated fascade (even going in and photographing the interior dimensions of CASTLE buildings--even copying the five- stool-at-the-counter format), and even stole away a CASTLE management employee to copy every detail of their business practices
          and even copied the slogan ("buy them by the sack") and made the TOWERS slogan "bring home a bagful"
          but it doesn't say he copied the actual hamburger
           
          well DUH!
          kinda the whole REAL point of the CASTLE popularity
          isn't it?
          they're NOT yer average bear
           
          i mean, "Harold and Kumar go to McDonalds" wouldn't have worked
          (no premise for the epic mythic quest--wendy's or burger king would have sufficed)
          <message edited by Dwylbtzle on Mon, 12/27/10 7:06 PM>
           
          #35
            Sundancer7

            Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 6:16 PM (permalink)
            Michael Hoffman


            Fifteen for me. But I had a couple of orders of onion chips, too.

             
            Michael, that was pretty good.  I can do three if I do not have any fries.  I use to be able to eat six.  That was Krystals by the way.
             
            Same way with Krispy Kreme.  I use to be able to eat six and now two is the limit.  I think the yeast in them makes them grow in your stomach.
             
            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN

             
            #36
              Michael Hoffman

              • Total Posts: 17852
              • Joined: 7/1/2000
              • Location: Gahanna, OH
              Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 6:38 PM (permalink)
              Oh, now I get full on five or six, Paul. Back when I ate the fifteen I'd stopped at a White Castle, as usual, after finishing my shift at The Associated Press Bureau in Columbus at 1 a.m. I stopped on my way home to get a bunch to share with my wife. I usually ordered 15 Castles and a couple of onion chips, and Barbara would eat four or five of them. This particular night she wasn't feeling well, so I ate the whole thing.
               
              #37
                Dwylbtzle

                • Total Posts: 21
                • Joined: 12/25/2010
                • Location: boise, ID
                Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 7:15 PM (permalink)
                yeah
                every east-continental denizen i've ever heard trying to explain wcs to a left coaster usually says "oh hell, ya gotta eat like FIVE of 'em"
                 
                ***
                if they'd never existed before
                and they came out, today
                that'd prob'ly be theIr slogan
                plastered across every bagful (or sack):
                OH HELL, YA GOTTA EAT LIKE ...FIVE OF 'EM

                <message edited by Dwylbtzle on Mon, 12/27/10 7:30 PM>
                 
                #38
                  mar52

                  • Total Posts: 7609
                  • Joined: 4/17/2005
                  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                  Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 7:30 PM (permalink)
                  Question here....
                  What is an onion chip?
                   
                  #39
                    Michael Hoffman

                    • Total Posts: 17852
                    • Joined: 7/1/2000
                    • Location: Gahanna, OH
                    Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 7:58 PM (permalink)
                    An onion chip is an onion leaf that's been battered and deep fried.
                     
                    #40
                      mar52

                      • Total Posts: 7609
                      • Joined: 4/17/2005
                      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                      Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Mon, 12/27/10 11:38 PM (permalink)
                      Thank you!
                       
                       
                       
                      #41
                        Michael Hoffman

                        • Total Posts: 17852
                        • Joined: 7/1/2000
                        • Location: Gahanna, OH
                        Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 2:30 AM (permalink)
                        You are most welcome.
                         
                        #42
                          Dwylbtzle

                          • Total Posts: 21
                          • Joined: 12/25/2010
                          • Location: boise, ID
                          Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 3:06 AM (permalink)
                          well, not a LEAF, actually
                          slices of split onion bulb-right?
                          basically the same thing as a deep fried, battered onion ring
                          but in curved slab form
                          --like a broken up onion "rose"
                          right?
                           
                          when i lived in greencastle indiana, i was gonna start GREEN CASTLES--which would be deep fried, battered squirrel chops
                          which, instead of with beans or onion chips, would be served with paw paws
                           
                          and, of course, the building would be constructed of rough-hewn sycamore logs
                           
                          but, i realized it would only work in areas like greencastle, indiana, because one would have to walk into the woods every morning and shoot the squirrels and pick the paw paws, because, like blackberries, i don't believe those can be purchased commercially, in bulk
                           
                          and, of course,  i also realized i'd have to explain to everyone west of the damn mississippi what a paw paw was
                          (largest edible indigenous north american tree-fruit)

                          also known as an indiana banana

                           
                          actually, a retired actor, from MELROSE PLACE, did copy the idea and started a green TOWER, in hollywood
                          but i couldn't sue her
                          because the building is constructed from rough-hewn telephone poles
                          and they serve deep fried, battered rat and prickly pear instead of squirrel and paw paw
                           
                          they're doing pretty good, there
                           
                           
                          <message edited by Dwylbtzle on Tue, 12/28/10 4:24 AM>
                           
                          #43
                            Dwylbtzle

                            • Total Posts: 21
                            • Joined: 12/25/2010
                            • Location: boise, ID
                            Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 9:18 AM (permalink)
                            wow!
                            wikipedia says the paw paw is the largest native fruit you can eat on the whole continent PERIOD
                            (kinda looks like a small army green potato)
                             
                            i guess even ANY melon or tomato or edible thing that can be called a fruit
                            that is bigger, is an invasive weed brought by humans from the other continents
                            ***
                            and i found an official porcelain White Castle souvenier coffee cup i'd had knocking around forever
                            and it has three official registered slogans on it
                            "A national institution established in 1921"
                            "Buy 'em by the Sack"
                            and the most prominent boldest letters of all:
                            "THE TASTE FOR ALL TIMES"
                             
                            (just not all regions, i guess)

                             
                             
                            #44
                              mar52

                              • Total Posts: 7609
                              • Joined: 4/17/2005
                              • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                              Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 10:06 AM (permalink)
                              Green Tower, Hollywood?  
                               
                              Doubt.
                               
                               
                               
                              #45
                                Dwylbtzle

                                • Total Posts: 21
                                • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                • Location: boise, ID
                                Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 3:52 PM (permalink)
                                hehehe
                                ok
                                the stuff about hollywood was just an affectionate jab in the ribs, from a former hollywood resident, to his old home town (in deference to the theme of the title of this thread)
                                [spring of '82, in the apartments beind the gas station on the corner of sunset and clark--across the street from the whisky a go-go]
                                 
                                but the rest is true
                                and the squirrel thing might actually work
                                since no-one is ever, (apparently), gonna let anyone start a WC franchise there
                                and i STILL say a fast food squirrel joint would be great!
                                healthier, too
                                squirrels eat acorns and nuts and fruit
                                whereas hamburgers are made from meat mixed in central grinding stations from all over the world
                                and yer hamburger could have meat from up to 100 different cows (dangerous possible disease vector)
                                and chickens eat ANY damn thing
                                yuk
                                ever SEE what a chicken eats?
                                 
                                i wonder HOW much money it would take someone to BUY the rights to open ONE white castle in LA?
                                whoever manages to do THAT could be a dang BILLIONAIRE
                                there's GOTTA be a way
                                 
                                 
                                #46
                                  mar52

                                  • Total Posts: 7609
                                  • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                  Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 4:02 PM (permalink)
                                  Now how can I believe the rest of your posts?
                                   
                                  So you never ate at the once Twin Castles in Culver City?
                                   
                                  It's long time gone.
                                   
                                  #47
                                    Dwylbtzle

                                    • Total Posts: 21
                                    • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                    • Location: boise, ID
                                    Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                    well
                                    the thing about the fried rats and prickly pears....?
                                    hehehe
                                     
                                    no
                                    i never heard of white TOWERS or twin castles
                                    till i began this google wc research curiosity quest
                                     
                                    but white castles go back to my earliest glimmers of childhood memory
                                     
                                    they've had since 1921 to come west
                                    and they've never done it
                                    so i'm starting to lose hope of waiting
                                    alas
                                    <message edited by Dwylbtzle on Tue, 12/28/10 4:41 PM>
                                     
                                    #48
                                      dimmie2

                                      • Total Posts: 238
                                      • Joined: 12/17/2010
                                      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                      Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 4:40 PM (permalink)
                                      I've had both Krystal's and White Castle's burgers and they are nothing to write home about.  I prefer most of the trimmings, not just a sprinkle of onions that I don't eat anyway.
                                       
                                      #49
                                        Dwylbtzle

                                        • Total Posts: 21
                                        • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                        • Location: boise, ID
                                        Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 4:51 PM (permalink)
                                        oh it's just the uniqueness that, once having gotten real used to, can't be replicated by a regular normal burger
                                         
                                        it's like if you had a craving for an askimo pie
                                        and everywhere you went there were zillions of variations on the candy bar
                                        for sale
                                        but just no place that sold eskimo pies
                                         
                                        they're both not exactly health food
                                         
                                        as they say in the movie
                                        you want what you want
                                        and you gotta have that
                                        or it's not what you want
                                         
                                        #50
                                          Michael Hoffman

                                          • Total Posts: 17852
                                          • Joined: 7/1/2000
                                          • Location: Gahanna, OH
                                          Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 5:15 PM (permalink)
                                          And they're not candy, either. An Eskimo Pie is an ice cream bar.
                                           
                                          #51
                                            Dwylbtzle

                                            • Total Posts: 21
                                            • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                            • Location: boise, ID
                                            Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 5:29 PM (permalink)
                                            exactly
                                            and when you have a hankerin' for a passle of fried squirrel and paw paws
                                            barled possum belly and collard greens just won't do
                                             
                                            #52
                                              Michael Hoffman

                                              • Total Posts: 17852
                                              • Joined: 7/1/2000
                                              • Location: Gahanna, OH
                                              Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 5:42 PM (permalink)
                                              If you have a hankerin' for fried squirrels and paw paws then you have a serious problem figuring out food combinations.
                                               
                                              #53
                                                Dwylbtzle

                                                • Total Posts: 21
                                                • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                                • Location: boise, ID
                                                Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 5:57 PM (permalink)
                                                i've HEARD some people like pineapple on ham or pizza
                                                (don't know if i believe it)
                                                 
                                                better than mixing rat with prickly pear
                                                 
                                                in sumsory:
                                                WC is a burger
                                                but no burger west of the mississippi is a slider
                                                <message edited by Dwylbtzle on Tue, 12/28/10 6:00 PM>
                                                 
                                                #54
                                                  Michael Hoffman

                                                  • Total Posts: 17852
                                                  • Joined: 7/1/2000
                                                  • Location: Gahanna, OH
                                                  Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 6:01 PM (permalink)
                                                  It must be the blue field.
                                                   
                                                  #55
                                                    dimmie2

                                                    • Total Posts: 238
                                                    • Joined: 12/17/2010
                                                    • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                                    Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 6:01 PM (permalink)

                                                     
                                                    Pineapple on ham or pizza is just fine but I'll have to pass on anything that resembles roadkill.
                                                     
                                                    #56
                                                      Dwylbtzle

                                                      • Total Posts: 21
                                                      • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                                      • Location: boise, ID
                                                      Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 6:09 PM (permalink)
                                                      the chicken that DIDN'T cross the road

                                                       
                                                      #57
                                                        Dwylbtzle

                                                        • Total Posts: 21
                                                        • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                                        • Location: boise, ID
                                                        Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 6:14 PM (permalink)
                                                        actually
                                                        he's right
                                                        not really THAT cool to mix fruit with meat
                                                        (for the gut)
                                                         
                                                        yeah
                                                        it's a burden to have the only blue football field
                                                         
                                                        makes us kinda crazy
                                                         
                                                        all that resposibility to live up to
                                                         
                                                        #58
                                                          kishkaeater

                                                          • Total Posts: 102
                                                          • Joined: 12/18/2010
                                                          • Location: Flagstaff, AZ
                                                          Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 8:11 PM (permalink)
                                                           Dwylbtzle means?
                                                           
                                                          Do what you like because the ____________?
                                                           
                                                          I don't get your games.
                                                           
                                                          #59
                                                            Dwylbtzle

                                                            • Total Posts: 21
                                                            • Joined: 12/25/2010
                                                            • Location: boise, ID
                                                            Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? Tue, 12/28/10 10:11 PM (permalink)
                                                            oh, no, i didn't mean everyone just DO what you want
                                                            (THAT'd git ugly, fast)
                                                             
                                                            those lines were from the movie:
                                                            they go out to get White Castles
                                                            and the place they used to go had been replaced with a regular burger stand
                                                            so they decided that if one were going to the trouble to go out and get junk food
                                                            one might as well GET what you want
                                                            (so they keep trying to find another White Castle--but a crazy hollywood actor steals their car)
                                                             
                                                            which just shows how different sliders are from regular burgers
                                                             
                                                            so i was making fun of that company (white tower) that went to all the trouble to copy the building and business style and slogan
                                                            but didn't bother to realize it's the slider that makes the real difference
                                                            in the long run
                                                            THAT's what the people want (SOMEtimes)
                                                            and they want what they want
                                                            it's like that poem:
                                                             
                                                            some say the world will end in fire
                                                            some say in ice
                                                            from what i know about desire
                                                            i side with those who side with fire
                                                            but ice would be nice
                                                            and would suffice
                                                             
                                                            :)
                                                            <message edited by Dwylbtzle on Tue, 12/28/10 10:18 PM>
                                                             
                                                            #60
                                                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
                                                              Change Page: < 123 > | Showing page 2 of 3, messages 31 to 60 of 73

                                                              Jump to:

                                                              Current active users

                                                              There are 0 members and 2 guests.

                                                              Icon Legend and Permission

                                                              • New Messages
                                                              • No New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                                                              • Read Message
                                                              • Post New Thread
                                                              • Reply to message
                                                              • Post New Poll
                                                              • Submit Vote
                                                              • Post reward post
                                                              • Delete my own posts
                                                              • Delete my own threads
                                                              • Rate post

                                                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com