Skip to comments.A BURGER AND THOU, White Castle Lovers Enjoy Valentine's Day by the Sackful
Posted on 02/16/2006 6:08:22 PM PST by Coleus
"When I had my wisdom teeth pulled out," family friend Joseph Pignatore was saying, "my brother-in-law said, 'We should take a ride to White Castle.' I basically gummed the burger while soda was dribbling down my mouth."
Yesterday, Pignatore, all teeth in place, could enjoy his sack of Slyders in peace at the White Castle on Stelton Road in South Plainfield. The Hillsborough resident, along with his wife, Joanne, and son, Matthew, were among thousands of people nationwide who enjoyed Valentine's Day, White Castle style.
Participating White Castles, including six of the 24 in New Jersey, invited couples to a candlelit dinner of Slyders, Chicken Rings, Fish Nibblers or whatever else on the regular menu their fast-food- loving hearts desired. You could even order the Sweetheart Special -- 10 Slyders, two orders of fries and two drinks.
"Make Your Valentine's Day Steamy!" was White Castle's pitch.
"I figured this was the most romantic place to take my girlfriend," said Joseph Geiger of Stewartsville, splitting 10 Slyders with Paloma Kelly of Butler. "Instead of a big expensive dinner, I'm treating her to a couple steamed burgers."
Love was in the air, and grease was the word. At the South Plainfield White Castle, there was not a Slyder novice in the bunch.
"I grew up with White Castle," Geiger said. "I came here when I was a student at Rutgers. It was the only place open at 4 a.m. You'd get a sack of 10, go back to your room." Carl Minue of the Iselin section of Woodbridge is not normally allowed by his wife to frequent fast-food places, but she relaxed the restriction for one night. "We've had many arguments over health issues," Joanne Minue confided. "I really love him and I would really hate to see him go." Which
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I love WHite Castles, but pay for it the next day!
Krystals is the closest thing to White Castle in Dallas. Close...but not quite the same thing.
I love belly bombers...I wish we had one near us..
Krystal here! Makes me hungry thinking about them little burgers!
They had hamburgers for 5 cents. Small, just a patty on a dinner-roll, but I could eat a dozen.
This stuff is so bad for you...
I craved White Castles when I lived in Texas. Now that I'm back in Michigan surrounded by WC's, I only go once a month or so, and even then I prefer the cheese sticks and clam strips.
Now I miss Whataburgers.
i get 3 whities and a fish with cheese every morning for breakfast on the way to play golf.
bloody mary's are optional!
Not acording to White Castle: http://www.whitecastle.com/_pages/nutrition.asp
DH was recently in the Twin Cities, helping his brother move into a new home. He brought back a case of those things, and after ingesting a few, then waking up in the middle of the night DYING of thirst, I remembered what evil, salty gut-bombs they are, LOL!
I do not understand it, myself. *Scratches Head*
Maybe I'm spoiled? I grew up in Milwaukee, so I'm a "George Webb" Girl.
Either way, my tasebuds have been ruined, LOL!
While we are talking about hamburgers. We went to L.A. this summer and my cousin kept talking about going to In and Out Burger. We finally stoped by one,its awesome! I can't wait for them to expand to Georgia!
I read that some couples recently got married at White Castle. I've never been, but someone I knew called their burgers "bat barf on a bun."
now here's some food that's good for you.
After Larry's White Castle adventures in nutrition the dorm room would become a gas chamber, with me in it. The whole dorm would have the aroma of a New York sewer. And the sounds....tubas and trombones is all I could think of. The little gut busters effect me the same way but I was a bit more genteel than my buddy Larry. I, at least, went to the bathroom to play the White Castle melody, and lit a cigarette.
I forgot to mention the large quantities of cheap beer that Larry consumed with the WC buffet. Fuel to the fire, as it were.
One last story about the White Castle. The one nearest the Medical School campus in Indianapolis always had the obligatory panhandler around it. He had the cardboard sign and all. One night we stopped there to get some slyders and I took pity on the old fellow. I asked him if I he wanted me to buy him a sack full. He replied, "could ya just give me 5 bucks, those things give me the sh!ts". I gave him the 5 with tears of laughter in my eyes.
How many stories has White Castle generated over the decades?
I never tried whataburger... hmm now you have me interested. :) theirs also a couple burger places on the west coast that i heard are pretty good that i never had.
I like White Castles sausage and egg sandwiches oh man they are good!
man i'm getting stiffed here in St. Louis.
we do not get a breakfast samitch here just the standard
i would love to try a white castle breakfast sandwich.
i am jealous. how many states do i have to cross to try one?
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