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wagepeace
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posted 31 July 2001 11:40 AM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Trisha wanted to know what goes on a Teen Burger and I thought it would tie into a thread about the best burger in Canada. So, just where is the "Best Burger in Canada"?

I say that it is at Peter's Drive In on 16th Avenue in Calgary - what about you?

Also, a Teen Burger is composed in the following manner:

Bottom Bun: Ketchup, Mustard, Chopped Onions and Two Sliced Pickles/

1 greazy fried hamburger patty avec fromage

Top Bun: Miracle Whip, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon

VOILA! A Teen Burger - I feel young again!


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 31 July 2001 11:45 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I used to really like A&W, but nowadays their buns are way too dry. Their fries aren't as good as they used to be either.

My favourite burger in Ottawa is at the Fox & Feather Pub, on Elgin Street.

The best fast-food burger is Harvey's, hands-down. They too used to have really good fries, but their fries aren't as good anymore.

My favourite veggieburger in Ottawa is at Zak's Diner, in the Byward Market.

I also make a damned good veggieburger, but it isn't quite as good as Zak's.


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posted 31 July 2001 11:48 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Now, Wagepeace, you've given me a place to check out next time I go home: Peter's, eh? I'll try it.

For sure the best burgers I ever met were also Calgary burgers: at the old cafeteria in the basement of the old Arts building on the U of C campus, the cooks kept the burgers floating in the most gorgeously greasy vat of gravy you have ever seen! After they'd soaked for a few hours in that stuff, it didn't matter what else you put on them -- utter heavenly cholesterol overload they were!

I don't think I could take the BLT part of your ideal burger -- you got something against hot pepper rings? Mine would have to have those.

(Edited to say that I agree with m'boy about Harvey's, best of the chains, way best, only edible, in fact.)

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: skdadl ]


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 31 July 2001 11:55 AM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm voting for Wendy's over Harveys. As to the best burger, a toss up between the Victory Cafe, and BBQ's on Harbord. Of course, BBQ's delivers, so they get extra points.
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posted 31 July 2001 12:02 PM      Profile for NP   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Skdadl, to the best of my knowledge, the cafeteria at the UofC no longer exists in the Social Science building

However, in Science B there is a cafeteria that basically fits your description. Very tasty, very cheap and very bad for the heart.


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posted 31 July 2001 12:06 PM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Victory Cafe rules the world Matrix!! I believe we should go there on my return visit in September!

Ohhhh! Ohhh!! Can I be a Fuckermann? Just for one night??? Ohhhh! I am really funny!! Ohhh! It would be cool!!!!


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posted 31 July 2001 12:07 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dawna, I'm sorry but you are just plain wrong. End of discussion. I am hereby questioning your moral judgement. Anybody who prefers Wendy's is sick and pathetic, and must be purged from society.

No soup for you!


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posted 31 July 2001 12:09 PM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like Wendy's Chili and Frosty's are pretty damn good.

On the other hand, I like Harveys for their Hot Dog and Onion Rings.

I am, as usual, in the mushy middle.

Damn! Why can't I take a stand!

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: wagepeace ]


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posted 31 July 2001 12:09 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm sorry. The girl with the pig-tails makes the rules, not you.
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posted 31 July 2001 12:11 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder if there's any porn on the internet featuring "Wendy"...
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posted 31 July 2001 12:11 PM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think Dave Thomas did some porn in the 70's ....
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posted 31 July 2001 12:15 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good old burger joint porn. I wonder if it involved those old tables with the faux newsprint.

Actually these posts are frightening when paired with the thread title...

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: Dawna Matrix ]


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posted 31 July 2001 12:15 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But a burger is art.

Noah, you're right. I got the building wrong. You have a good grasp of history if you know which building I meant. I, by contrast, will need a map to find Science B (but find it I will).


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posted 31 July 2001 12:19 PM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay, so the worst burger in Canada is Deluxe Hamburgers. They are in, or used to be in and around the Sudbury area.

Beyond the valley of yucky.


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posted 31 July 2001 12:20 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is my favourite kind of computer porn:
http://www.grendel.org/milgeek/archives/i1/geekporn.html


(Don't worry, you won't get fired for looking at this from work.)


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posted 31 July 2001 01:09 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
But a burger is art.

Y'all got that right!

As a matter of fact I make the best burgers known on this planet. Anyone who tells you differently is just lying. All these burger joints are just wannabees. I don't deliver anything because it just wouldn't be as good. Plain and simple, you have to be sitting on my patio with a nice frosty drink in the shade and get the beef right off the grill. Only the finest quality ingredients are used and all my burgers are made perfectly to your specifications. Sides include baked potato (fries suck dude) fresh potato salad, garden or Caesar salad, fresh corn on the cob (roasted or boiled to perfection) and of course a defibralator at table side and on call certified St.John's first aid personel in attendence. Refills are free and Bloody Caesars always come with a fresh prawn.
Screw Visa and Mastercard We only take cash!

Ofcourse this is only farting around while we get ready for steak and rib night.


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posted 31 July 2001 01:31 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, Wagepeace,

That's "TEEN SAUCE", not miracle whip. And you forgot the seasoning salt.

Okay, how's about a Whistle Dog?

How did we get onto porn again?... Oh yeah, Mediaboy is here. !

Best burger is the Double-double Bacon Cheeseburger that A&W used to do . I don't eat beef anymore though. I need to find a good chicken or veggie burger in Ottawa. I'll need to head down to the Market and find Mediaboy. I used to like the Chicken Club from Wendy's.

-Trin


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posted 31 July 2001 01:36 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I believe that Slick Willy is making dinner for all babblers this evening. Directions, please.
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posted 31 July 2001 01:38 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, Slick Willy, we're friends, aren't we.
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posted 31 July 2001 01:55 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The only problem with my world-famous veggieburgers is that I'm not allowed to keep a BBQ on the balcony of my apartment, so I am forced to cook my world-famous veggieburgers in my toaster-oven. It is a sad substitute for charcoal...

I just like the word "porn". It's a funny word.


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posted 31 July 2001 01:58 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Although I no longer eat meat, I can highly recommend the burgers (and portion size) at Utopia on College at Clinton (in Toronto, of course). I seem to remember Licks' making a good veggie but I haven't been in ages (skdadl: what do you do when a place is called "Bob's", say, and you need to put that name in the genitive? E.g. "I don't like Bob's's charging so much." Guidance needed.) Among the chains I prefer Harvey's, especially now that I am vegetarian because they have a veggie burger. Mediaboy, how do you make your veggie burgers? The best store-bought ones I have seen in Canada are Zoglo's, which come from Israel and are totally organic. So far I've seen them only at Dominion, unfortunately. In the states there are really tasty ones that are filled with chemicals. Not available in Canada.
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posted 31 July 2001 02:14 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I would say that "Bob's' charging" is ultra-correct -- that is, you have avoided the sin of what Fowler would call the fused participle, recognized that "charging" is a gerund (the noun) and that you cannot have a noun or pronoun bumping up against it: either must turn into a possessive adjective. I would not add the extra s here because it is not sounded; reasonable people may disagree on this detail (but don't you think it looks dorky?): see Chicago Manual for the debate over adding an s to the possessive of proper nouns ending in s. (rasmus, do you know how many people in the world would know to worry about fused participles?)

m'boy, do you give out your veggie burger recipe, or do I have to write to Gourmet magazine and then wait for them to write to you and publish it?


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posted 31 July 2001 02:20 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I believe that Slick Willy is making dinner for all babblers this evening.

Hmm this may require a few more chairs.


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posted 31 July 2001 02:21 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ack! The evil of Fowler! Duck! Down with prescriptivists!

But seriously, in generativist terms I would say that "the nominalized verb is dominated by a determiner phrase (DP). The DP contains a weak genitive feature that the noun or pronoun that moves into (or is base-generated in) the specifier of the DP must agree with."

Hmm. Fowler seems to have inadvertently stumbled on a real grammatical principle...


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My eyes! They burn!
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posted 31 July 2001 02:29 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could provide you with my veggieburger recipe, but then I'd have to kill you.

All I'll say is that I got the recipe off the internet, and then I modified it a little to add flavour. The secret ingredients are rather ingenious.

Strictly speaking, it is not a vegan food product.


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Mandos, is that generative grammar? I have never known what that was, but oddly enough, I follow it. It sounds a lot like New Math, yes? (All I know about New Math I learned from Tom Lehrer.)

Fowler -- prescriptive -- harrumph. I consider him already to have been dangerously permissive; and the most recent updating is positively limp.

(Edited to ask m'boy: can't you even divulge basic veggies or pulses required? chick peas?)

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: skdadl ]


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wagepeace
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posted 31 July 2001 02:40 PM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I stand and sit corrected about the miracle whip. Though I was speaking of A&W circa 1981 when I worked there. I am pretty sure it was miracle whip.

Teen sauce? Hmmmmmm, 100% crushed teenagers? Hmmmmm......


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skdadl, yes, that is off-the-cuff, possibly incorrect generative grammar--well, at least, I've mixed two orthodox incarnations of it, "Government and Binding Theory" and the most recent form "The Minimalist Programme," although G-and-B really is enough for that sort of phenomenon.

It really makes much, much more sense with a diagram--it becomes quite intuitive. Generative grammar is often very awkward to explain without a diagram, because presently it's assumed that all of this is happening "on the fly" in at least three dimensions.

Think of a sentence as a "linearization" of a two or three-dimenensional construct.

As for Fowler, well, as long as he allows split infinitives (my, that was an idiotic rule), I can hardly complain.


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posted 31 July 2001 02:46 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The main ingredient is textured vegetable protein, though I do make really good falafel as well.
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posted 31 July 2001 02:54 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
wagep... it was/is mayo, they just called it "Teen* sauce" because they suck.

Mediaboy, can I come over for toaster-oven veggie burgers? I'll bring Pacman


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The revision allows split infinitives!!! That was my main reason for calling it limp!!!

Or perhaps you could tell. I do not consider it an idiotic rule. I believe it builds character. At least it builds an understanding of what the infinitive is, which for students of English alone, among the European languages, is masked. No wonder we get sloppy.


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posted 31 July 2001 03:02 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The only thing on a teen burger is the sweat and blood of underpaid teens.
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posted 31 July 2001 03:05 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
:VerbaTim:: barbecue?

skdadl, Mandos, I'm establishing a fused participle subthread to Writers' Circle, for want of a better place.


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posted 31 July 2001 03:06 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is it the Atari 2600 version of PacMan? I've already got it. No thanks.

If it's a coin-op version of Pac Man, I'm in!

Aside: I've got the funniest version of Pac Man you've ever seen. It runs on my old Kaypro 2, which runs CPM as an operating system. The graphics are all ASCII. The ghosts are upper-case 'A', and Pac Man is a 'C'. ( C c C c C c C c C c ). You have to see it in action to really understand. The game was called Catchum. You might be able to find a version of it on the internet.


REGARDING THE COMPOSITION OF THE SECRET SAUCE

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: Kneel before MediaBoy ]


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So the infinitive doesn't really exist in the way that you think it exists, even in the European languages. There is an infinitival feature, for sure. In order to clearly express this, verbs in European languages pick themselves up and move themselves into the spot reserved for verb agreement and inflections.

However, in English, verbs are not feature-driven to merrily move to non-verb positions. The infinitive is expressed, therefore, through "to." If I were to quickly draw you a diagram, I could point out that there are many positions (well, at least one) therefore left unfilled in the infinitive construct, just perfect positions for adverbial phrases. People (such as Star Trek scriptwriters) tend to stubbornly want to spontaneously fill them, because, well, nature abhors a vacuum.

English is not Latin and should not be taught like Latin. That alone, I feel, would save grade 9 students a lot of pain. I know Latin. I taught myself Latin. It's worth knowing all on its own. English has deviated from the Indo-European norm and it simply complicates paedagogy when one attempts to stiffly impose that norm on English style.

As for sloppiness, well, I fail to clearly see how enforcing an unnatural rule that to me cramps style and makes writing awkard rids students of sloppiness. I don't agree that these things can be enforced through grammar, anyway.

To boldly go where no argument has gone before... (edited to rid the text of unsightly unsplit infinitives)

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: Mandos ]


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Oh, I didn't notice the new thread. I'll repost my response there.
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posted 31 July 2001 03:34 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Off topic...

M'boy, you'll know this.

What was this system called: it was a white keyboard you could get at Radio Shack, you hooked it up to the TV and games went in the side of it. You could progam some really lame games into it using the keys, or you could just buy games and use the cartridge slot on the side. We had Spidercide and Doubleback. Early 80's.

-Trin


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Sounds like either a Tandy or a Texas Instruments.

*MediaBoy runs off to check Google*

Yup, it was a Tandy. Probably the TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo).

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: Kneel before MediaBoy ]


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THANKS!
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Mandos: I have noticed, given my vague understanding of German, that the grammar of English has been relatively uncorrupted by the infusion of French and Latinate words into the language.

Speaking of "'s" things, I've generally found the trailing apostrophe to be a tad annoying. Dunno why. It's why you'll see me (as a chemist) write "Hess's Law", rather than "Hess' Law" - mainly because in such cases it sounds awkward to say "Hess Law", whereas "Hessus Law" works.


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Read Mandos' post of 2:40 PM and the very next by Mediaboy and assume they are part of the same conversation. I did that by accident and was that funny?!
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My cat's breath smells like cat food.
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Hand goes up, "Miss Hoover,"

"Ralf, this had better not be about your cat."

Hand goes down.


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Burgers!! Burgers!!!! Arrghhhh!! This thread is about burgers!!!

Where is the best and worst burger folks?


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quote:
Burgers!! Burgers!!!! Arrghhhh!! This thread is about burgers!!!
Where is the best and worst burger folks?

Quite right, Wagepeace. Well...

The best burger in Toronto was at Fatso's, at the corner of St. Clair West and Raglan. They also had the best onion rings I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Unfortunately, Fatso's is no more - it has been replaced by a used-car lot. This leaves Lick's as the best burger in the city.

(Don't get me wrong - the burgers at the Victory Cafe are good, but I don't think they quite measure up to Lick's.)

I have not personally experienced the worst burgers in the world, but I have had reports from friends who have known the horror that is White Castle. It clearly takes the prize in this category. The worst burger I ever had personally was at a Denny's in Novi, Michigan. It was topped with a thick, salty, slice of ham. To this day, I don't understand why. That was one bad hamburger.


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posted 31 July 2001 06:56 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Probably the TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo).

Trash 80's! That brings back memories.

And about the possessive 's thing on words that end in s - I just wrote an entire essay about the teachings of Jesus, and darn it I ran into that about 50 times.

Okay, back to burgers. I actually like Mama burgers at A&W (although the last one I got had some gristle in it which is always unpleasant - reminds me too much of where it came from I guess). I hate McDonald's burgers although I used to like their quarter pounders with cheese. Don't like them much now. Harvey's - well, I always have hot dogs when I go there. I guess I should try their burgers if they're as good as you say.

But homemade burgers really are the best. I like the way my mom and I make burgers - first you mash a bunch of minced (or grated if you have the patience) onions in the ground beef, add salt and pepper, a tiny bit of breadcrumbs if you've grated the onions to soak up some of the juice (cause you don't want to LOSE the juice!), lots of cool spices (whatever turns you on), then lots of fresh condiments (like pickles, cool sauces, etc.) to put on it afterwards.

Yum. I'm hungry now. I think I'll call my mom - she has a barbecue.


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To make a burger from heaven is really a simple matter:

1. 8 oz. ground beef -- high quality, not too lean, maybe sirloin or chuck

2. salt and pepper to taste

3. grill to medium rare

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to get a good burger in Canada. Either the serving is too small -- and thus too dry -- or they refuse to grill it medium rare, citing health reasons. The best place to get a good burger is, thus, south of the border, where a bloody hamburger is close to an art form. I'll take my chances for a taste of heaven.


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Thanks to all who brought this back to hamburgers.

I now have some places to check out and I will DEFINITELY try the Victory Cafe's burger when I come to Toronto.

Here is one for you all to ponder:

As we all know, there are no more A&W Drive-In places left in Canada. (To my knowledge).

As a product of the 70's, A&W is where our family went in those days. It was always a big thing to eat in your car for some reason.

Anyway, I just wanted you all to know that there are 5, count them 5 A&W Drive Ins on USA HWY 2 between Minnesota and Michigan. I will be on that highway between 17-20 August and I intend to take pictures of me at the drive in. (My mom will be there too, I won't take pictures of her as she is a messy eater.)

A&W Rules!!!


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Is Dairy Queen still around? (I am trapped downtown without a car.) Do they still make hot fudge sundaes?

Does anyone remember Spudnuts? Ooh, now those were delish. They flashed and flamed out very quickly though.


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Yeah, with the advent of Drive-Thru, A&W had to come up with a new strategy in order to keep afloat. That strategy was to dominate the burger business in mall food courts. You rarely see a McDick's or Burger King in a mall, it's almost always an A&W. Pretty ingenious if you think about it.

Yup, Dairy Queen is still around. They make pretty good burgers.

If you're ever in Ottawa, and you really have a love for grease, you should check out Mello's Restaurant on Dalhousie, in the Byward Market. It's a great little greasy spoon. We sometimes go there for breakfast after a night of drinking. The staff are real "salt of the Earth" kinda folks. All the cooking is done right out in the open, not in some hidden-away kitchen. The cook's hands move like lightning when it gets busy in there. It's a sight to behold. Good burgers there, for sure.


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This might be of interest to A&W root beer fans:

Root Beer Baby!! Yeah!!


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I hate how you can't get A&W root beer in a glass mug anymore. Too many yahoos were stealing the mugs. I hate people.
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posted 01 August 2001 11:41 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dairy Queen is alive and well, Skdadl! And even more good news, yes, they still make hot fudge sundaes.

I must agree with Dawna when it comes to a choice of fast food restaurants. I always get the Wendy's Spicy Chicken Combo. It's probably sending me to an early grave, but, oh well. What's the point of living if you can't induldge (sp?) every now and again (I say that while drinking a coke, which I had vowed never to drink again, BTW. :rolleyes ?

Anyway, I also love KFC fries. Since a lot of the fast food restaurants are similar, I think I'll check to see the CLC boycotts list and find out which ones would be best to leave alone. If they're boycotting any fast food places I'll post them, and i guess we can have a little debate, or avoid them, or not, or whatever you want. What just happened in that last sentence?


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You can still get A&W root beer in a chilled mug in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia!!

The best fries are McDonalds. Sorry, that's just the way it is.


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Grr... It must just be the stupid, rotten kids in Ottawa who ruin life for the rest of us!!!

I used to really like KFC fries, when they were all soggy and they tasted like chicken. Their current "crispy fries", are pretty gross, IMHO.

The best fries are chipwagon fries. McDonalds fries are pretty tasty, but the REASON why they are so tasty is kinda creepy: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134291061_mcdonalds02m0.html

Besides beef flavouring (and artificial beef flavouring, manufactured in factories in New Jersey), another of the key ingredients in McDick's fries is Dextrose. McDick's fries are sweet, literally. It's what makes the flavour so distinctive.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/countries/usa/food/ingredient_list/sandwiches/sandwiches.html

This isn't to say that I don't eat at McDick's. I'm no vegetarian, and I'm addicted to the additives McDick's uses. But I figure people should be aware of what they are eating, so they can make their own informed decisions.

[ August 01, 2001: Message edited by: Kneel before MediaBoy ]


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I don't like Macdonald's fries. They're all grosse and flimsy, and soaked in grease, and if you just let them rest on a piece of white loose leaf paper they'll make a surprisingly large section of the paper transparent.

The way they hold up if you hold them horizontally more closely resembles felt, rather than something supposedly cut from a potato. Wether or not they're as hairy as felt varies from outlet to outlet. I just don't think they should call them fries, they really don't seem as though they're actually cut from a potato.

There's no smiley that displays disgust, so just pretend there is, and put one after every sentence in the second paragraph.


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I just remembered where the best fries are. Once, when I was visiting my buddy at Queen's, he took me to this restaurant in the student ghetto.

The fries there were awesome. The trick was that they put chicken soup powder on the fries instead of salt.

Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the restaurant. Surely some other Babbler went to Queen's?


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I don't eat commercial burgers much any more. I make my own on my George Foreman Grill (Mediaboy, get yourself one, it's great to be able to barbecue indoors). Still the best in Thunder Bay is McKellar Confectionery where they make them with a sauce built right into the hamburger meat. Great and sloppy.
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I asked my gf to get me one for our 1 year anniversary. She told me she could never buy me a gift that I had actually asked for, because then it wouldn't be a surprise. She ended up buying me some fresh herbs, which was almost as good.

But an electric grill isn't the same as charcoal. Heck, I think gas barbecues are a tool of Satan. Charcoal (or an open fire) is the only way to go.

At camp we used to fry burgers on flat rocks, over the campfire. THOSE were some GOOD burgers. I should become a Scout leader. I miss those camping trips.


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There are still stand-alone A&Ws out West. I spent hours stacking those frosty mugs.

They have ceramic coffee mugs too.


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They're building a stand-alone A&W out here in Kingston. Mom and I have been watching it go up, and commenting that it would be neat if they did it the old fashioned drive-in style. We'll see. Maybe they want to get back into it. And whoever mentioned that they're taking over the malls is right when it comes to Kingston - both major malls have A&W's. But Mickey-D's has the Walmart market cornered, so they aren't doing too badly.

quote:
Is Dairy Queen still around? (I am trapped downtown without a car.) Do they still make hot fudge sundaes?

Skdadl, I know what you mean. I lived out in East York, and one day when my husband and I were out, I got a real craving for Dairy Queen. I figured it would be easy to find one, and we were kind of on a drive anyway, so we cruised around the main streets in Toronto looking for one. It took us about an hour to find one. I couldn't believe it. I figured they'd just be all over the place like McDonalds, but boy was I wrong. There are only 6 in all of Metro.

Stop laughing. After the first 15 minutes it became an adventure trip. That's why we didn't stop and look in the phone book. BTW, Skdadl, if you live in the Trinity-Spadina riding, the closest Dairy Queen to you would either be 700 St Clair W. or 218 Yonge St. Boy do I need a life. Time to log off now.


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A&W is great except they are really FREAKING expensive in comparison with the competition. Why is that
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wage,

Their meat is of a really high quality actually. That's why it's more expensive. Plus the kitchen is more labour-intensive. The onion rings come in as just onions. They are made from scratch.

-Trin

[ August 01, 2001: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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Yeah. McDonalds burgers aren't even cooked on-site. They are pre-cooked in a factory somewhere, and re-heated at the restaurant. It didn't used to be that way. I remember taking a tour of a McDonalds as a kid, and they fried the burgers up on-site back then.
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Well, did you ever notice how A&W eat-in restaurants are kinda gungy? Sort of borderline dirty, kinda Mel's Diner-ish?

I find that DQ is the same.

In terms of cleanliness, I believe that McDonald's is the cleanest restaurant on earth.


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Maybe that's part of the A&W/Dairy Queen charm? I like greasy spoons. You can pretend you're in Riverdale, having a burger with Jughead at the Choc-Lit Shoppe.
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It depends on the location, not the franchise.

You could eat off the floor at the A&W in Courtenay.... trust me I mopped it for an obscene portion of my life.

The McDonalds I was at the other day was a stye.


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Peters Drive-In (in Calgary) is the BEST hamburger joint that I have ever tasted! They have the best milkshakes too! It is an INSTITUTION in Calgary...if you ever in the city you have gotta go there!
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I went to Hooters this weekend when I went to Toronto. Their burger was quite good, but I doubt most people go to Hooters for the burgers...
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Yes, as a displaced Calgarian, I must say that Peter's Drive-In rocks the world. Awesome everything!

I am partial to their rings and hot dogs too!

BTW they used to be across the road from their present location. A Mr. Lube is on the spot of the orginal Pete's!

My high school, James Fowler used to sell Pete's burgers at lunchtime on Thursdays back in the 1980's!


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I once went to Hooter's and was greatly disappointed by their menu. I've been to REAL strip-clubs with more extensive menus than Hooters!
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"SPUDNUTS?" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! sounds like tne name of a pizza delivery boy in a cheesy PORN movie ! Omigod I'm laughing so hard I got tears fallin into my keyboard ! Now I wanna go out and buy a really UGLY DOG like in Turner & Hootch just so I can name him Spudnuts!
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Hadn't been for one in ages, but I got back there last summer and Toby's in T.O. still has great burgers. I'm not much of a fan of those big sloppy things at Licks. Quality, not quantity, you know?
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Harrumph! Sleepstalker, I'll have you know that Spudnuts were very big, very cool, the very year you were born, I believe. That was shortly after the summer of the hula-hoop. Maybe there was something in the water, or the air ...
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You know, it's funny this thread came up on my archaeological wanderings given the recent kerfluffle over the McD's-food documentary.

Anyway, as for a good honest burger?

Chicken burgers. Probably the best chicken burger I had was at Red Robin. Big huge burger and great fries. ( *yum* )


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IMO the best veggie burger in Vancouver is Zesty's Garden Deluxe Burger. Zesty's is on Commercial Drive, and they deliver!
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Edited after I realised this was an old thread.

I've been here too long!

[ 01 February 2004: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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posted 01 February 2004 10:04 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hee ha! I don't know what your post was Trinitty, but I opened it and wanted to welcome back wagepeace. Got a little suspicious at VVMB and Dawna Matrix. Had I not figured it out by then, Socrataire would have been a clincher.

It would be nice if some of these early babble heavyweights came back. Goes way back to those innocent pre-911 days when meades was a card carrying Liberal and Michelle only had 9000 posts.


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Ha! And I was a card-carrying Refooooooormer!
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quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Ha! And I was a card-carrying Refooooooormer!

Yes my dear, but for all the right reasons.


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