27 July 2009

Fast-Food Virgin

Before I came out to California for the summer, I had a pretty specific list of things I wanted to experience for the first time: I hoped to see the Golden Gate Bridge, eat a whole artichoke, ride my bike everywhere, and try an In-N-Out burger.
I had heard wonderful things about In-N-Out; its burgers seemed to have a cult following. I was a picky eater as a child, however, and I had never tried a burger from a fast food joint before. They had never appealed to me, seeming greasy, wilty, and rubbery. Still, I persevered, ordering a hamburger and french fries. Basic enough, right?
My god, I'm a fan for life! The vegetables on the burger are fresh, the meat is good, and the sauce is to die for. Plus, the fries are made fresh and to order. It's easy to understand why people flock to this chain--this is one thing I'll surely miss about California.
photo by Hankins

7 comments:

Deb said...

Loooove In-n-Out! Closest thing to it here in NYC is probably Blue-Nine, but it still doesn't quite compare :)

Sarah Alaoui said...

love the burgers, hate the fries.

Evan said...

I really like that picture... The In-N-Out sign is cool in general. Might make a nice tatoo.... That effect when you can see the curvature of lens in the corners where it's darker is very appealing to me.

Joanna Goddard said...

this post just made me suddenly starving :)

lisa butterworth said...

oooh man, i don't even eat red meat but i still left a little (ok, huge) piece of my heart at in-n-out when i left california. i'm so glad you got to experience it!!

Random thoughts and musings said...

Being an In-n-Out native, I felt the need to fill you in on an even better fast food burger. Burgerville in Portland Oregon is my new favorite. It's a must stop on my journeys to the Pacific Northwest. They are Eco-minded as well.

Des said...

Their burgers are so good. You should also try the burgers at, "Father's Office." Those are outstanding too.