Originally posted by jfitz
Ol Ort named these back in 03: Sterzings.Some mentioned Gibbles. Both are addictive.
Thank you, thank you! -- You unearthed my old post (one of my earliest!)... what a great memory!
Ever since the near-explosion of restaurants that make their own potato chips, I haven't needed to order a Sterzing's fix... but I think I will, as soon as possible, just to share 'em with other folks who won't have ever had them.
My currently-favorite eatery, Allen's Hamburgers, makes their own chips (they come pre-cut). I ask for 'em extra-well-done and put mustard on 'em... brown if I'm in the mood for it; yellow if I'm not. I don't order them up often, though, because (as always, it seems) I'm trying to lose weight!
Lo these many years later, I stand by my assessment of Sterzing's from Burlington, Iowa as being some of the best potato chips in America. Alas, however, I have yet to try Middleswarth's, although those can't be much better than Grandma Utz's!
I was unaware that Gibble's had gone out of business. Sad. Too many people eating chain-chips that are the same everywhere... how boring. Yawwwn. (That not-the-same-everywhere-ness is one reason I like livermush, but THAT'S another story... and for another thread!)
Chipperly Unchippingly (they won't let food into the library), Ort. Carlton in Et More Than Tu Athens, Georgia.