Posts Tagged ‘fries

Mama’s **1/2

June 23, 2009

It’s hard not to root for the underdog. These guys just recently opened-up right down the road from where I grew up. Somebody has finally put something in the spot where plenty of upstart gas stations have come and gone during the course of my life. Really, it’s just a good old fashioned snack shop.

Juicy Burgers ****1/2

June 10, 2009

Just south of Saratoga Springs in upstate NY you can find one of the best burger joints out there. Well, in our humble opinion… We can’t think of any other joint that Juicy can’t keep up with. Just recently we hit these guys for the first time, and less than two weeks later we were back for another visit.

Five Guys **

June 2, 2009

I first encountered this joint at Washington-Dulles airport. Even though it was a little late in the day and I wasn’t particularly hungry I just had to try them out. Upon first glance of the menu I wasn’t to impressed. Kind of like In ‘n’ Out burger, there wasn’t a whole lot of variety up there.

Smithfield’s ****

May 27, 2009

I absolutely love eating down south. They just know how to do it down there. So when I recently went back to my old hood in North Carolina it was just a given that I was going to be doin’ some good eatin’. One of my definite stops was going to be Smithfield’s. Under one roof you can get a decent summation of southern grub.

Fatburger ****

April 18, 2009

Simply put, these guys kick butt (I could drop another Beastie Boys reference here). I’ve been twice in my life and both times I left beyond satisfied. I had always heard of this place but never had a chance to hit one. Just on a whim in my hotel room up in the Rockies, I looked them up online.

Dick’s *

April 17, 2009

I’ve hit these guys up twice during my several trips to the Seattle area. The first time I was pretty curious about it and the second time, well…it was a free meal with good company so I wasn’t going to complain.

Dairy Queen **1/2

April 15, 2009

Up until the other day I hadn’t been to a Dairy Queen for anything other than ice cream in years. I think I was in college the last time I had non-frozen food there. My recent visit was ok I guess. I had a DQ near me as a kid but it went out of business before I got my first set of wheels.

Culver’s ***

April 14, 2009

These guys remind me of the Dairy Queen of the midwest. Full-on fast food fare with a wide variety of ice cream to choose from. My one and only visit to these guys was in Milwaukee. I saw what seemed to be a new (to me) fast food chain from the opposite side of the food court. I was all over it.

Checkers/Rally’s ***

April 9, 2009

I never saw a Checkers until college. Another one of my discoveries during the many adventures I had in Ohio. Let me tell you, the Canton area of OH is a veritable paradise for fast food lovers.

Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s ****

April 8, 2009

Have you had a Thickburger yet (or for those of you out west, a Charbroiled Burger)? If you haven’t, get your butt to one of these two joints the next time you want to eat some naughty grub. In my humble opinion, these particular burgers are two of the best you can get in the fast food world.