Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Fast Food Corner
The Slider craze is here, folks. You see sliders on the menu everywhere from Chili's to Appleby's, to even Burger King ... and I can't deny it - I LOVE me some sliders. For those not in the know, sliders are really only tiny burgers ... sure, there are some "gourmet" sliders around, with toppings like anchovies or even salsa ... but really, their just dressing up the mini burger.
Here's my question - shouldn't White Castle be pissed about this? Didn't they come up with the slider idea first? I mean, this is all they really had on the menu ... and man, do I love White Castles! We had a White Castle about 10 minutes from my house for a few years ... and I visited the restaurant several times. In fact, one time, a group of us tried to eat 100 of the White Castle burgers - I think it was 7 of us. Sadly, we failed.
Before White Castle restaurants opened in and around Philly, a friend of mine and his parents would travel to New York just to get White Castles ... either that's dedication, or sheer lunacy (or more likely, a little of both).
Unfortunately, the White Castles in the Philly area have all disappeared. The only way we can now "enjoy" White Castles is to get them in the supermarkets ... but something just isn't the same about it ... is it the taste? Maybe. Could it be the "experience" of going to White Castle to get these mini burgers from heaven? Probably. I miss you, White Castle!