Thursday, February 2, 2006

The Lakers go to Steak N' Shake

I have had both In N' Out and Steak N' Shake and I may have a regional bias, but I have to go with Steak N' Shake as well.

I challenge the blog author Kevin Ding and the Lakers to go to Workingman's friend next time. It's a bar on the near westside that doesn't even have its own website, I recommend that the LA contingent only go in the daylight hours though.

It was not an altogether waste of time and effort for the Lakers to come to Indianapolis, even though they got blown out by the Pacers. The night before the game, word is Lamar Odom led a large contingent of players into Steak 'n' Shake, which diehard blog readers will recall is so tasty to me that I blasphemously dared call it superior to In-n-Out Burger. (I've managed two trips in about 12 hours.)

For the record, Brian Cook -- Midwestern born and bred, as I was -- spoke up in the locker room before the game on the side of Steak 'n' Shake. Luke Walton came in and at least acknowledged the quality of it before showing his Western roots by having to side with In-n-Out in the debate.

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13 Comments:

Blogger cinnamon said...

I have never had in n out. I do however have a ketchup packet from in n out on my desk from a friend in LA that will go on for days about its tasty burgers.

February 02, 2006  
Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

I have had both. Steak n' Shake is vastly superior. Also, they have the shoestring fries! And Young & Larimore do their commercials, which are pretty funny.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger indygirl said...

Mmm... shoestring fries.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger Jim said...

I'm guess I'm the Midwestern blasphemer here because my vote goes to In n' Out Burger. They're on par with Stake N' Shake on burger quality, but it's the fries that seal the deal for me. In n' Out has these heavenly fresh cut french fries with some substance to them. I dislike S N' S's shoestring fries because they quickly get cold (maybe I just don't eat them fast enough) and are too much to me like the shoestring potatoes that my grandmother used to put on top of her green bean casserole.

I express no opinion on shake quality because I've never had a shake at either place.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger Jim said...

One more thing -- Workingman's Friend beats the crap out of both burger joints.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

Jim - you're right, you don't eat the fries fast enough. They are THE BEST... well, OK, second only to Rally's fries.

The Frisco Melt: accept no substitutes!!

February 02, 2006  
Blogger Moulton said...

Stake N' Shake?

I thought that was when Buffy and Angel get it on.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Lemming, you are right about the Frisco Melt, it's sublime. I was going to mention it, but I thought it unfair because In n Out does not have a counterpart.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger Jason266 said...

I love the fact that blog postings about food have a tendency to get the most comments...

Working Man's Friend, Rally's, Steak N Shake...I just finished lunch and I'm hungry again.

But nobody mentioned White Castle...anybody notice that White Castle is finally embracing the nickname and are advertising "Slyders"?!?

February 02, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

We had a going away party at work a while back and somebody brought a crave case. I had one, yes, I am mean just one white castle. It wasn't bad. It's the first time I have had one in years whilst sober.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger cinnamon said...

Whilst Sober... I have never had anything from White Castle sober. Except the belly ache the next morning.

February 02, 2006  
Blogger Jason266 said...

The first Colts tailgate of the season consisted of:
-My pickup
-A cooler of beer
-A crave case from White Castle

Best...tailgating...ever!

February 03, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

Getting hungry... thank goodness SnS takes plastic...

(looks for car keys... FRISCO MELT NOW!!)

February 03, 2006  

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