Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I lost my White Castle Virginity

As an extension of my Bamboozle experience over the weekend, I also had another first: White Castle. Now, I know the real tradition is to go get White Castle after Bamboozle having been extremely drunk and high. Well, I on the other hand, was pretty stone sober since I was driving home 2 1/2 hours, so my White Castle experience really wasn't all that euphoric. The burgers were so small, I wouldn't even consider them burgers and to be honest. A real burger is more than a centimeter thick and doesn't taste like fake, processed beef. The french fries weren't even good, and not even closely comparable to the deliciousness that is McDonald's fries. The place itself was a s*ithole and proved to also be a step down from McDonals and Burger King and all the rest of fastfood places.
Bottom line, after all the propaganda about White Castle, I don't get why Herald and Kumar traveled so far for such crappy burgers.


  1. When I was stuck in Chicago with the other staff from The Recorder, I walked a good distance in the snow to eat at White Castle. It wasn't as expected, but I felt it had to be done. In-N-Out out in San Diego puts all fast food places to shame.

  2. I don't get it either. Having never made the pilgrimage myself, I could still have guessed that it wasn't quite as exciting as Hollywood makes it out to be.

  3. I am always up for a food adventure, myself. My place of choice: Sonic. I always see commercials for this seemingly glorified DQ type of place. (But everyone tells me it's not that great.)

    I think that it's a good thing that you went there. Then, you know that it's not that good and you can add it to the list of all of the things you did while still in school.

    On a side note, I saw White Castle Burgers while grocery shopping the other day. Maybe, just for the heck of it, I will buy some and make them for dinner one night this weekend. (Although I do like making my own burgers from freshly grounded meat.)

    Sorry that your experience was not satisfactory! Maybe I will have better luck at Sonic!! (Fingers crossed!)

  4. Clearly White Castle makes a good plot for stoner movies and nothing further! LOL

  5. Not to get all anti-corporate or anything, but it's worth trying Ted's in Meriden, O'Rourke's in Middletown and Shady Glen in Manchester, if you're searching for noteworthy burgers in the area.