Posts Tagged ‘stars

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.

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Chick-Fil-A ***1/2

June 16, 2009

When it comes to chicken, these guys are tops. When you stack them up against all the other chicken-only chains I think they rise above the others. I don’t usually find myself jonesing for a Chick-fil-A fix, but whenever I come across one during feeding time I want to go. You can get chicken at just about every fast food chain out there so it’s not often that I want to gotsomewhere with solely clucking animals on the menu.

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.

Church’s *1/2

May 20, 2009

“Say a prayer before going to Church’s…you’ll need it! And leave your appetite at home.” Those are the words of wisdom from GWBF. This man doesn’t say much, but when he does it often includes gems like this. GWBF and I sauntered into Church’s recently on my first night back in Wilmington, NC.

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.

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.

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.

Burger King ***

April 5, 2009

I love that whole flame-broiled thing. In fact, I just had an “Angry Whopper” and it was bangin’ (translation for those who are confused with that word: it was great)! BK has been trying for years to take that crown of theirs and make it official, meaning that they would be the #1 fast food chain out there.

Bojangles’ **

April 3, 2009

People love their chicken down south, and I have to admit that I would have to go with chicken as my main-meat of choice. It’s great, and it works well with just about anything. So Bojangles’ is one of a few chains who try and capitalize on this love. All with a genuine southern flavor.