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White Castle is a McDonald’s type chain in the USA. They’re fancying up this year for Valentine’s Day, offering hostess seating, candlelight, and table service.

Reservations required.

Girls: would your guy get points for this?  In a cute and thoughtful kind of way?  Or would you resent smelling like french fry grease after your romantic dinner?

Thankfully, we’ll be uncelebrating Valentine’s Day the way we uncelebrate it every year: with a visit from a sister.  The last few years they have been more Liz-y, but this year it’s of the Auntie Jen persuasion … and a Grandma Lois too!

February 6, 2007 - 3:29 pm

Heather - I would find this hilarious….as long as it didn’t happen to me.

February 6, 2007 - 3:30 pm

Heather - It does remind me of the time my friend Jon and I prank called McDonalds and Dairy Queens all around Victoria (oh, the reckless joy of youth) and tried to get reservations for two, with a view.

Good times.

February 6, 2007 - 6:48 pm

Jen - White Castle on Vday = -5 points

February 7, 2007 - 9:41 am

EAP - How dare you compare White Castle to MacDonalds!!! SHAME ON YOU!!! That’s like comparing a Porsche to a Lada; Lawrence Olivier to Jim Belushi; The Beatles to Snoop Dogg; Winston Churchill to Stephane Dion. There simply IS no comparison.

White Castle is North America’s oldest fast food franchise and also its best. It is the creme de la creme of hamburger purveyors. A sack of 10 Sliders, crinkle cut fries and a chocolate shake at The Castle is a thing of beauty, to be eaten with a Wimpey-like reverence. It is the veritable Holy Eucharist of fast food meals.

So please, next time you try to make this kind of comparison – think about it first.

February 7, 2007 - 2:16 pm

dan - I haven’t been to White Castle, so cannot accurately compare, and will make a point of hitting one next time I’m in their area. But I have to challenge your claim that they’re the pinnacle of fast food. Have you been to an In N’ Out Burger?

Donny Kerabatsos said it best … those are good burgers, Walter.

February 7, 2007 - 2:59 pm

mark - “The Beatles to Snoop Dogg Nickelback”

that’s better.

This is a genius idea, I think. Cashing in on the “romantic but stoned” demographic. nice.

In n’ Out’s pretty good and I’ve definitely never been to the one near Larry Sellers house, but I think A&W is superior, especially the one in Kingston near the 401.

February 7, 2007 - 7:12 pm

EAP - You can argue about the relative merits of In ‘n Out or A&W – I’ve tried them and they both have their merits. The Dubs has unbeatable onion rings and their root beer is second to none. In ‘n Out has a way with minced beef that is not to be sniffed at.

But White Castle leaves them both in the dust. They make these little two bite hamburgers (called “Slyders”) that will have you re-livng all of those Popeye cartoons you saw as a youth where Wimpey makes one burger after another disappear down his cake hole with reckless abandon. You buy them by the sack, for God’s sake!

Go and try them . You will measure all future hamburgers you eat by White Castle Standards.

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