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Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:49 am

McDonalds, Burger King and KFC charge pretty high prices here in the UK for not much at all. Indeed, you often get a silly little burger with only a relatively small amount of topping. So, wouldn't it be great if you could get a top-quality thick burger (beef, lamb or pork, with added herbs, chunky onion, etc.) with ample deliciously fresh topping (whole sliced tomato, lettuce, onion, gerkin (if necessary), perhaps a choice of different delicious cheeses) with decent-sized chips - not silly French fries - and a drink, for, say, a fiver? Very filling. Very tasty. Very quickly served. And very good value.

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:56 am

Yeah, In america for $1

Why do I get the feeling you havn't eaten in a week? Favorite Cheese now drooling over burgers?
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:56 am

If you're ever in Southern California, go to "In-N-Out Burgers"-good sandwiches there.

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:57 am

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 1):
Favorite Cheese now drooling over burgers?

I don't really like burgers myself.

Nope, I have just eaten my afternoon food. Dinner in an hour.  Smile
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 2):
If you're ever in Southern California, go to "In-N-Out Burgers"-good sandwiches there.

Yep and the weight problems come free of charge as well

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 2):
"In-N-Out Burgers"

They like Ejaculate and Evacuate.. err.. Kum-n-Go?
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:00 am

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 5):
They like Ejaculate and Evacuate.. err.. Kum-n-Go?

LOL.

I don't know if we have anything similar here in the UK - at least not a chain (as far as I am aware).
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 2):
If you're ever in Southern California, go to "In-N-Out Burgers"-good sandwiches there.

Yum I love In-N-Out burgers. Delicious.

Over here in the Uk, although more a restaurant chain than fast food, Tootsies Burgers are the best -  yummy 
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:05 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 7):
Over here in the Uk, although more a restaurant chain than fast food, Tootsies Burgers are the best -

Care to explain what the hell that is?

And why do they have such stupid names? In-N-Out and Tootsies? WTF?
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:10 am

Tootsie are rather fine quality burger restaurants - I've been to the one at the Oracle in Reading a good few times for lunch while shopping there. I don't know where about the others are.

Really delicious hand-made burgers of all sorts of varieties - proper meat, no fat or grease.

Far better than those health-hzard efforts you flip in your boss's burger fan Pe@rson Big grin
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:12 am

You should try a Homeburger from Mr. Tasty in Toronto.



That was a fantastic burger.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:12 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
Tootsie are rather fine quality burger restaurants

Ah, I see.

I actually meant a fast-food place - but not fast-food in the normal sense - rather than a restaurant. Quick, easy, effortless.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
Really delicious hand-made burgers of all sorts of varieties - proper meat, no fat or grease.

That's much better.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
Far better than those health-hzard efforts you flip in your boss's burger fan Pe@rson

You are my boss, oh Lord, so... when did you realise I did that?  Silly  Sad
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:14 am

I can't remember the last time I had a burger in England. And before that, it was somewhere in Utah, in September. The only good burger is homemade and not the drab, disease ridden patties that McDonalds and the like churn out!

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:17 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 12):
The only good burger is homemade and not the drab, disease ridden patties that McDonalds and the like churn out!

EXACTLY! Far superior taste, much better value, and would fill you up much more. Perfect.

When I lived in Wales, two friends said that the pub we did the quiz in served GIGANTIC burgers - a MASSIVE burger, a WEDGE of cheese, a WHOLE sliced tomato, a WHOLE gerkin, etc., etc., etc. And a big portion of chips. No one could ever eat it all. I think they said it cost about £6.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:20 am

Oh god yes I love homemade burgers, i put all kind of crap in them. As far as cheap burgers from restaurants go, can't beat a good old Scream burger!
 
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:21 am

I've made burgers myself and not been too excited with the taste... I can't eat overly greasy food, I end up gagged and If I don't drink heaps, It comes back up
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:22 am

Quoting EGGD (Reply 14):
i put all kind of crap in them.

Like what? I don't recommend mincing Cornish up - he'd be too fatty, tasteless and rubbery.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:26 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16):
I don't recommend mincing Cornish up

Be careful, VERY careful what you say now! Big grin

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:28 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16):
I don't recommend mincing Cornish up

I DON'T Mince. I'm far more masculine than you'll ever be Big grin
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:29 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 17):
Be careful, VERY careful what you say now!

LOL. Why's that? I am confused for the first time today.  Silly
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:29 am

Burger Bill's caravan in Lancaster centre. Bloody gorgeous!
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:59 am

Jack in the Box kicks ass. If I had the money I'd open a franchise in Columbus.


Kopp's in Milwaukee is fantastic, as well as a Culver's butterburger.
 
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:05 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 20):
Burger Bill's

Does Burger Bill make his own special sauce???
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:23 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Mmm Decent Burger

Mr Pearson, all you talk about is food!!!!!  sarcastic 
 
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 23):
Mr Pearson, all you talk about is food

Sometimes that is preferable to sex!

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:44 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 24):
Sometimes that is preferable to sex!

Not in my house (unless of course you are combining the two)  Wink
 
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 23):
Mr Pearson, all you talk about is food!!!!!

Well, food is essential to life, is it not?

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 25):
Not in my house (unless of course you are combining the two)

I hear warm chocolate sauce is wonderful for that.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:58 am

In various places in the USA we have a chain of burger resturants called "Fuddruckers". They are a semi-fast food resturant, featuring large, fresh, cooked to order burgers on premisise made bun/rolls that you can select or put on your own toppings to. A 1/2 lb. burger with steak cut French Fries and a soda (almost all also offer a variety of beers too) is about $8-9. You get on line, order your burger, pay for it and then they call your name when it's ready. Other chains sit-down resturants also offer fine fire grilled burgers too like Chili's, Friday's (which has outlets in the London area) and others too. Best though is to get some good fresh lean ground round and do it on a wood/charcol grill ...mmmmm.
 
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:00 am

Do you prefer French fries or thick chips? I would certainly go for the latter.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:09 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 2):

I had a burger/fries at In-N-Out and didn't find it that good. The fries were crap and the burger was small and very thin.

In North Toronto (Markham area) there are several good burger places. Golden Star, Steer-Inn Burger and one other one who's name escapes me come to mind.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:33 am

You need to salt the in 'n' out fries.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:52 pm

Even though I am not that keen on burgers because I don't really like beef, pork or lamb, I am having visions of this: a delicious, thick no-fat organic beef burger using only the best beef. It'd contain chopped organic onion and herbs. Atop the burger, you'd have deliciously creamy French brie and then a slice of an organic beef tomato and fresh organic iceburg lettuce. Then a lightly toasted organic roll to put it all in. Mmm. With that, you could have organic thick chips, from the best type of potato, fried to ensure a crisp outside but soft inside.

The freshest ingredents, all organic produce, no-fat beef, French brie...
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:44 pm

For any fan of In-N-Out, this article from the L.A. Times might be interesting. First a jet full of execs pancakes into the Santa Ana Auto Mall, now a burger schism.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...71617.story?coll=la-home-headlines

"In-N-Out Burger Inc., the Irvine company known for its Double-Double and its customers' intense devotion, is embroiled in a family feud, according to a lawsuit.

Richard Boyd, In-N-Out's vice president and a board member, has accused 23-year-old heir Lynsi Martinez and others of trying to accelerate her takeover of the popular family-owned burger chain."
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:02 pm

As far as fast food burgers go, I think I found my favorite while going down to south TX to visit my girlfriend's family over Christmas.

Whataburger

It's a cheesy-ass restaurant and logo looks like it crawled out of a 1960's Howard Johnson's butt, but the actual burger tasted like they just cut the cow up in the back of the place when I ordered it.

No pre-pressed frozen patty there... and if it was, they found a hell of a way to resurrect the thing. For "just a quick burger" (no gourmet ground tenderloin stuff), it's got to be the top of my list.

Oh, and some super-hot jalapeno on request was a nice bonus.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:21 pm

Hehe that place is great but you will never see it i guess cause it's

Dave's Diner Bridgwater station, Bridgwater

Yep that's in somerset and i reckon even the Brits haven't been there.
But Dave's Burgers are great.

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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:30 pm

Quoting Jush (Reply 34):
Dave's Diner Bridgwater station, Bridgwater

Bridgewater is about an hour from here.
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RE: Mmm Decent Burger

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:49 pm

Mick's Monster Burgers on the top of Portsdown Hill, just outside Portsmouth.

Best place to go after a few beers when the pubs (used) to chuck you out at 11.30pm. Burgers the size of dinner plates and all the toppings you could want, all for a couple of quid.

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