Monday, September 22, 2008


I try not to ever discuss In-N-Out with people who are familiar with the place. It's like discussing politics or USC vs. UCLA: people already have their opinions and you're never going to change any person's mind. In fact, I considered not even posting pictures of my dinner the other night, because I honestly can't think of a single thing that I can contribute. (Am I supposed to write: "Did you know they only serve burgers and fries? Did you know you can order food prepared in ways not listed on the menu?")
I guess I could tell the story about being at a bar in Denver with one of my best friends from high school a few years ago. He was wearing an In-N-Out t shirt, we met some girls, and at the end of the night one of them said to him "I've always wanted to try In-N-Out. I hear there are things you can order that aren't even on the menu." His response was "That's ok, I know everything on the menu and off." I laughed repeatedly at him and what a dorky comment that was.
But today he is married to that girl. So really that story just makes me look like a jackass.
I have eaten perhaps hundreds of meals at In-N-Out in my lifetime, but I can't honestly say that I love the place. I don't like their fries all that much, and I think that just in Pasadena alone there are four places that make better burgers (Hutch's, Pie 'n Burger, Rick's, and Wolfe Burgers.) But there is no denying that In-N-Out is good, and I have never once had a meal there that wasn't absolutely fresh. So I certainly understand why so many people love it.
My standard order is animal-style fries and a Double-Double. In the above picture I only got a hamburger with one patty because I wasn't too hungry. It was good, as always.


Anonymous said...

The not-so-secret menu

justin said...

i think the fries at in 'n out suck, but have you ordered them "well"? makes them much more tolerable. they're just much more well-done and makes the way less flaccid.

JustinM said...

Yep, I've gotten them "well" before. It does make them slightly better (although most of the time they just taste burnt to me.) But I agree with you 100%, they suck.