Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-06, 09:22 AM   #1
chromedome
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Best and worst fast food joints

First, I'd like to thank everybody for sharing their recipes for burgers, salads and the rest.

Next.....what's your favorite fast food joint and what do you get there? I personally like Dick's in Seattle, for their cheap cheeseburgers. But if we go somewhere else, I actually try to get the salads. But the best are the taco trucks in LA.
The worst? Any place named King or Queen something.

Thanks
chromedome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 09:33 AM   #2
gbcb
J3L 2404
 
gbcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Shanghai
Bikes: 2007 Jamis Nova
Posts: 1,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Burger Shack in Toronto -- I think it's at Avenue and St. Clair. Great burgers and shakes.
gbcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 09:42 AM   #3
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
Posts: 5,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
best: those "cajun bourbon chicken" places you find in the mall...the blackened chicken with a double side of cajun potatoes is off the hook. Greasy as hell, but pure culinary bliss....spicy too.

worst: McDonald's. Pretty much nothing stands out at all on their menu...bland bland bland.
catatonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 09:43 AM   #4
edp773
Senior Member
 
edp773's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Illinios
Bikes: 2004 Giant Cypress, 2006 Trek 7.3 FX, 2007 Gary Fisher Wahoo
Posts: 1,143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A regular Egg McMuffin from Club Mac has less than 400 calories and the taste is universal.

Anything from Burger King or Hardees can clog your arteries quickly.
edp773 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 09:48 AM   #5
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
An Italian Beef or Chicago-style Hot Dog from Portillo's is usually nearby somewhere in the Chicago area... tasty!

There are hundreds of other hot dog and beef joints in the area, just threw Portillo's out there because they are pretty widespread (... and can cause one to become widespread if not visited in moderation... )
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 09:50 AM   #6
timmhaan
more ape than man
 
timmhaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 8,094
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
i never thought i'd be able to beat my fast food addiction. i used to LOVE fast food. burgers, onion rings, fries, etc. i'd eat them all. now, i still enjoy those things but i like to make them myself. the actually fast food versions just don't taste good to me anymore. something about the grease or lard they fry in.
timmhaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:10 AM   #7
linux_author
370H-SSV-0773H
 
linux_author's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Penniless Park, Fla.
Bikes: Merlin Fortius, Specialized Crossroads & Rockhopper, Serotta Fierte, Pedal Force RS2
Posts: 2,750
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
- a duo of cheese conies and a five-way at Skyline
linux_author is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:13 AM   #8
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_author
- a duo of cheese conies and a five-way at Skyline
+1.... Dang, we need some chili joints in Chicago!
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:27 AM   #9
Lex
Cheer****** of Doom
 
Lex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Secret Land of Goth Powerpuff Girls....
Bikes:
Posts: 515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Best - Chicken Schwarma at Jerusalem Garden in Ann Arbor.
Worst - Kentucky Fried Chicken - no only does it suck here - no mashed potatoes.
__________________
"I'm starting to have grave doubts about this thing I barely liked in the first place." Homer Simpson
Lex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:29 AM   #10
gbcb
J3L 2404
 
gbcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Shanghai
Bikes: 2007 Jamis Nova
Posts: 1,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oooh -- forgot about the shawarma. Barakat in London, Ontario, Canada.
gbcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:50 AM   #11
chromedome
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I forgot about the shwarma also. But it can only be beef. Chicken just isn't the same. Some tahini and seared onions. There's a place out on the sidewalk on Talaat Harb Street in Cairo that does it best. Along with a big glass of mango juice.

There's a whole bunch of brain cells in my head going MMmmmmm!
chromedome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:51 AM   #12
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 34,113
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 250 Post(s)
Best chain: In-And-Out (a double-double animal-style for me, if you please)
Best local: Tortuga (tortas y burritos)
Worst ever: McDonald's (not just bad, but evil)
caloso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 10:56 AM   #13
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
White Castle Burgers, ain't nothin' like 'em. I'd crawl on my belly through miles of broken glass for a sack!
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 11:20 AM   #14
ngateguy
Center of the Universe
 
ngateguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
Posts: 4,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I 2nd Dick's For Seattle Burgermaster is my second choice
Mike's is the best in Everett
In and Out is the best in California
Miner's in Yakima
and my all time fav is Zeke's on Hwy 2 near Gold Bar

Edit: Worst has got to be Burger King
__________________
Matthew 6
ngateguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 11:57 AM   #15
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
Posts: 5,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_author
- a duo of cheese conies and a five-way at Skyline

Doh!

Forgot about skyline! Awesome conies. Cheese, onions, and dripping with tabasco for me. Of course it must be downed with a ice cold coke.
catatonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:09 PM   #16
randya
Senior Member
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PDX has taco trucks, too. Lindo Michocan is the one near me (SE 34th and Division). They were voted 'Best Tacos' on a recent Taco Ride, beat out all the other fast (and slow) food joints. Good selection including cabrito and lengua. If you're lucky, they also have tamales in stock, yum!

I haven't eaten in a chain fast food restaurant in over 10 years.
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:12 PM   #17
powerhouse
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, Maine USA
Bikes: Trek 850 Antelope
Posts: 778
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I generally don't go to fast food places if I can help it.
powerhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:14 PM   #18
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Coney Islander. Little hotdogs on soggy buns covered in chili that look strikingly like baby **** covered in unnaturally yellow processed American Cheese. Makes me simultaneously feel like I'm about to vomit and **** my pants. Wash it down with carbonated sugar water. I have no idea how I survived that garbage.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:15 PM   #19
ChAnMaN
Specialized Member
 
ChAnMaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: I live in a small town
Bikes: 2004 Specialized Allez
Posts: 973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Subway
__________________
You can never be too Specialized
Click here if any of the following apply to you:
1 You dont like Specialized, 2 You drive a SUV, 3 Your name is George Bush
ChAnMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:18 PM   #20
bigskymacadam
so whatcha' want?
 
bigskymacadam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,709
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
in-and-out is my fave. fresh burgers never frozen. they peel, cut and fry the potatoes right there. none of the pre-processed crapola. too bad the nearest one to me is 400 miles away. road trip anyone?
__________________

Cycling Rocks! | Local Race Photos
bigskymacadam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:26 PM   #21
Boogs
Kelly Drive Amateur
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Philly
Bikes: '86 Super Sport with mods
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
best: Middle Eastern cart outside of college...hummous/felafel sandwhiches

worst: any hot dog
Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:37 PM   #22
Shadiyah
KombuchaCHIC
 
Shadiyah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SLC,UT
Bikes: Santa Cruz Juliana, 2005 Bianchi Pista
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boogs
best: Middle Eastern cart outside of college...hummous/felafel sandwhiches

worst: any hot dog
Mmmmm now that sounds good!
Shadiyah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:41 PM   #23
HAMMER MAN
Semper Fidelis
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: Tiemeyer Road Bike & Ridley Domicles
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
In -n- Out burgers in sunny CA, especially their choclate shakes

Worst, KFC
HAMMER MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:47 PM   #24
georgiaboy
Retro-nerd
 
georgiaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Morningside - Atlanta
Bikes: 1991 Serotta Colorado II, 1986 Vitus 979, 1971 Juene Classic, 2008 Surly Crosscheck, 1949 Riva Sport
Posts: 1,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mediterranean Grill - North Decatur Rd - Atlanta
shish kabob (sliced sirloin), kufta kabob (ground sirloin), and gyro slices served w/rice pilaf, salad and pita.
I love Greek food. They have it figured out.

The Varsity - An old style Drive-in open since 1928 in Atlanta - We're talking hot dogs loaded all the way, the famous chili burger, onion rings or fries and to top it off chocolate milk on ice or an orange julius if you prefer. The greasy food is guaranteed to loosen up the digestive track. ummmm! goooooooood!

Last edited by georgiaboy; 07-07-06 at 01:16 PM.
georgiaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-06, 12:49 PM   #25
roughrider504
Senior Member
 
roughrider504's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Orleans
Bikes:
Posts: 1,214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Arbys is heaven!
roughrider504 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:58 PM.