Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Guest #99, your order is ready.


Rating: 9.9/10

And on the 289th day, it was told that he would receive one of the two most important numbers. And this number would be...number 99!

Also, I tried something different today again. Notice the receipt states "no_toast", meaning the bun was not toasted. Honestly though, I have to say In-N-Out Burger knows what they are doing toasting the bun. Sometimes it can be too hard or taste like a grilled cheese, but without it toasted the bun just feels doughy or something. Other than that the lettuce was kind of weak (i.e. not very green and not too much of it).

The fries were cooked pretty nicely, but of course needed some S&P. And the Diet Coke actually tasted slightly off. But hey, it wasn't the worst meal I've had. Warning, explicit language incoming

So I didn't see anything too interesting. Just a group of teenage school girls getting the In-N-Out hats and putting them on. I guess that's interesting.

So whose placing bets for when #1 happens? Well tonight this happens

Oh yeah, the real rating is only 8/10

Sunday, February 20, 2011

#54, another dupe...BUT WAIT

Special Ultra Deluxe Duplicate Review (dedicated to my sister in law)

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Notice anything about the burger? Well, other than the meat missing (it is actually in there somewhere). For the first time in history I tried my burger "Protein Style". For the people who don't know what this is, it's just replacing the bun with lettuce. So then how did I like it?

Let's get everything else out of the way. The fries were pretty much cooked just right, but like almost always needed some S&P. The drink was just fine and tasted perfectly normal (Diet Coke will never taste above "normal", so as long as it doesn't taste bad it's "perfect").

The "burger" was pretty good honestly. There's a lot of issues with it but the overall taste I enjoyed. To start with there is two tomatoes. I decided to at least try it with both to see how the intended format of Protein Style was. Honestly, the two tomatoes gave it too much of a sour taste. Could have been bad tomatoes but I've never been one for two slices anyways. After taking one slice off the taste improved multiple times over. So what's wrong with the Protein Style then? It's messy. The sauce really has nowhere to go but down, so holding from the sides is a must. And the major issue is that since you don't have a warm bun surrounding everything the ingredients don't stay warm as long. Especially when you factor in that the warm bun has been replaced with lettuce that has ice in its very name. Also, taking out the bun makes it a bit less filling.

So will I ever get this again? Yes. But I will not get it at lunch when I am at work, as I don't get home before the hunger kicks in later in the day. Which maybe means more weekend trips and when I consider the fact that it tastes quite a bit different than a normal hamburger, we could be getting back to twice a week In-N-Out more often.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Guest #72, your order is ready.

Rating: 9/10

So today I had my heart set on In-N-Out, meaning I had to turn down an invitation to The Counter from fellow co-workers. I like The Counter, but when I'm desiring In-N-Out I'll just end up disappointed.

And honestly, I made the right decision. Why? Because this was one of the best burgers I've had at In-N-Out. Almost everything about it was perfect. Perfect topping amounts, bun wasn't over toasted. Matter of fact the only thing I would say was wrong with the burger would be overdone edges. But had this meal been burger alone, it would be a 9.5/10. Instead the fries were also mostly great. I didn't add any S&P, which is like a once in every 30 visits type of event. But they were just a bit overdone.

I'd say two interesting things. First would be the guys next to me were talking about videogames and sex. I eavesdrop a lot in public (I get bored) and I was so confused by these two guys. Anyways, the other interesting thing would be #73 was called for like 5 minutes before the person showed up. It was a to go order and they walked around all the inside and outside calling the number and order description out. I wonder where that guy was that whole time? Maybe he REALLY had to go to the bathroom?

I've been really unlucky w/ duplicates lately. Looking at my photo history I think I've had 1 original # each of the last 4 months if you include February. Lets hope my remaining visits of this month prove fruitful.

#28...dupity dupe

I'm pretty sure not only was #28 my first dupe, but now my first dupe of a dupe. Blargh.