Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guest #1, your order is ready.

Rating: 9.2/10

...How am I supposed to start this review? It's barely been any time since I got #99, who would have ever thought #1 would come so quick?

The first point of interest comes right away, as my wife pointed out as we were waiting for our food that if I didn't let this woman go in front of us I would have gotten #99.

So the food was actually pretty good. I went with Protein style again, which I have to reiterate I am enjoying a lot. There isn't really anything to say negative about the "burger". I had to take a tomato slice off but that was about it. Flavor wise maybe just a bit too much lettuce, then again I was also eating the sides where the burger doesn't reach. The fries were cooked pretty much how I like them, but unfortunately for this review had absolutely no salt or pepper. If they came how they were after I put S&P on this review could have been as high as 9.75 or dare I say perfect

My wife got a cheeseburger with whole grilled onions (where they grill the onion rings rather than giving you chopped onions) and pickles. She liked the onions (even questioned what she had been missing her whole life) but could do without the pickles. She also got that extra sauce packet to use on her fries.

What else is there to say? It was completely random that we went out to eat on a Wednesday. In-N-Out was just one of the options The timing just ended up perfect I guess. We were thinking about getting a root beer float after our meal, but then decided against it because it would mean that we'd get another number. And I didn't want to spoil to excitement of #1 with the possibility of getting a duplicate.

Just realized this is the only photo with somebody else's food in it, "Yay wifey" - My Wife. Now let's hope #1 doesn't come again until I have all 99 numbers.

'Til next time...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Guest #92, your order is ready.

Rating: 9.1/10

Surprise super late Friday night update! And it was worth the trip considering the meal was tasty and it was an original number.

So, if you can see the picture you'll have noticed I went protein style again. You'll also notice two tomato slices. I promptly removed one of them. I'm really enjoying these protein style "burgers". This time the cheese was melted a bit more so it didn't just feel like a slice of cold cheese was put on there. Also felt like there was less secret sauce which might have normally meant less messy, but towards the end everything was just falling apart and being sloppy anyways. As far as the rating goes, the burger is what pushed it over a 9. It just tasted really good.

On the other hand you have the nicely cooked but horribly salted fries. And by that I mean there was little to no salt and absolutely no trace of pepper. I wonder what the pepper protocol at In-N-Out is, because sometimes there isn't even a single pepper flake and other times the fries are heavy on the pepper. Either way, if the fries were just a bit better I might have rated this meal a 9.5, but that lack of salt really killed the rating.

More interesting bits than I've had in recent visits. There was a homeless guy who came in and got a coffee. I feel like I've seen him there during other night time In-N-Out runs. Friday night is popular with the high school crowd. I'm pretty sure somebody that was dining in was yelling at somebody who was in the drive thru that they apparently knew. I guess that's it really.

I have a better picture of the receipt, but only 3/4 of the burger made it into that picture so I decided to post this one instead.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Guest #7, your order is ready.

Rating: 8.9/10

Went w/ mustard fried again. I honestly can't really taste it so I'm just going to keep ordering it until I do. The amount of lettuce on the burger was great. There was even only one tomato on it so I had very little "prep" work to do before eating. The one issue that nearly ruined the burger was the bun. They toasted it for way too long and around all of the edge it was not just toasted, but hard. It was unfortunate because otherwise it was one of the best In-N-Out burgers I have had.

The fries were also pretty good. They were cooked almost perfectly, not dry and overdone but not mushy either. They even had enough salt and pepper on them so that I didn't have to add any. And the soda was standard.

And there was absolutely nothing of interest during this trip. I can't recall anything about the people around me other than this one guy leaning on the counter right next to the stool I was sitting on. He was basically a foot away from me. I know it's there and you're waiting for your food, but I wish people wouldn't insist on being so close.

Oh yeah, this is the 40th original number! Only 59 more to go.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Guest #4, your order is ready.

Rating: 8.75/10

I think the messiness of the burger today affected the score plus it was one of those days where everything was good, better than usual possibly, just not "great".

And I tried something different again today, which you can't really tell from looking at the food. I tried "mustard grilled" which is where they put mustard on the burger when grilling it. And I know it was done because I checked the burger patty itself but yet I couldn't really taste any hint of mustard. Kind of strange really. But other than the messiness of the burger I wouldn't really say anything was wrong with it.

The fries were pretty spot on as well with only a couple of them being under cooked. Sure I had to add my own S&P but it's rare I don't have to do that. Sometimes I think that maybe I shouldn't include that in my rating, but then I think that the "perfect" meal should be rated on how it's given to me. One day In-N-Out will give me a 10/10 meal, I believe it.

Nothing really interesting unfortunately. Went with a few guys from work that I haven't gone with before, as well as a few that I have. Crammed six of us into one outside table. Also I am pretty sure somebody in my group was #1 as I know somebody was #99. Ah well, maybe next time.