In hundreds of trips to In-N-Out, from those childhood visits courtesy of my grandmother, who would pick up me and my brother from elementary school and take us to the In-N-Out three blocks away, to my freshman year of college when I often ate lunch and
dinner at In-N-Out, to the years in Pasadena when In-N-Out always served as a great option when Elizabeth and I couldn't decide on dinner, I have never ordered a burger larger than a Double-Double.
So last week in Pasadena I decided to try the 4x4: four patties, four slices of cheese, all of it Animal Style. It was glorious. (It was also, if we're being honest, gilding the lily: the Double-Double is every bit as good.)
And it seemed like the perfect last post.
Is this your last post ever? Please say it isn't so???
I figured this was coming but it still makes me sad. Definitely my favorite food blog ever.
If it really is the end, thank you!
If this is your last post, I am sincerely sorry to see you go. Thanks for the enjoyable reading for all this time.
Thanks for a great blog. I really enjoyed reading and I am sad to see it end. However, I understand that sometimes things must end. Good Luck!
Is this your last post ever or just your last post of your trip to Pasadena? Please, please, please not forever!!
Say it ain't so! This is my favorite food blog.
Wow! Say it ain't so. Later dude.
Thanks Justin. This has been my favorite blog (food or otherwise) to read over the last few years. I'm sure I'll be rereading many of your posts!
Thanks for 4+ years of entertaining and insightful posts.
I think everyone is "Henny Penny-ing" Sad as I would be to see this blog go away - I took this to mean Justin's last California (vacation) post.
Hope you're right Amy, but Pommes Frites is in NYC, so I think this might be it. If so, thanks for all the good reading, Justin.
What? Last post? No. You mean last vacation post from CA, right? I would hope you don't mean EVER. I have so enjoyed reading your posts daily over the last couple years.
I saw Phil last night at the Irish Pub in South Pas & told him about the impending end. We both now have to find a new "first thing in the morning" thing to do / something to read / meaning for our lives. There is great wailing and gnashing of teeth going on here. Now we have to miss you even more.
You guys could always, you know, do the work your employers pay you to do...
What about those of us not reading from work?
Hopefully you mean "last post from California"
Love this blog!
Also to the developing alternate comment line...don't feed the trolls people.
Surely you jest.
I'm so incredibly bummed that this is over.
Cheers on one hell of a run.
I found you blog about 5 years ago and have been reading faithfully ever since. I will sincerely miss your musing on memories with friends and family and Louisiana trips. Your stories and gracious food porn are a perfect combination.
I have consistently followed your blog for years and have thoroughly enjoyed every post. Very sad to see it come to an end! Goodbye to my favorite food blog, thank you, Justin, and best of luck in the future!
Bye - thanks for the posts in the past few years. I really liked living vicariously through your blog! Good luck bud.
Thank you for a glorious blog! You were one of the most consistent posters and I truly enjoyed your food photography and descriptions. Best of luck to you on your future endeavors. Keep on loving sauce!
Your blog is my favorite food blog! I wish you would keep posting.
Sad to see you go. Thanks.
I blame Mike Scioscia.
Best to you...
The very last post ever? I also hope you mean from California, but I wish you luck whatever you do, and enjoy your blog very much.
This makes me saddddd. :(
I really enjoyed your posts, thank you for what you've done and best of luck to you.
I wanted to add that the part I enjoyed most about your blog (apart from the pictures and writing) is the fact that you never did the following, which is so common with food bloggers:
Post multiple pictures of yourself/family on every post. Never seen a human face here.
Talk about your job and what happened at your job on every post. I have no idea what you do for a living - and I wouldn't be able to guess.
Start each post with a boring and painfully detailed musing about what's going on in your life. Even a significant life change like moving across the country was indicated with a simple sentence stating you've moved across the country.
I don't think there are any food blogs out there with these qualities. Maybe one day there will be again.
The Internet is losing its best food blogger. We'll miss you!
Agree with all these comments...you will be sorely missed on the tasty interwebs
Lol I think im cursed, everytime I find a new blog I like reading the writer gives up..
Thanks for the read, all be it short for myself.
Thank you for all the great posts, I really enjoyed this blog. Best wishes!!
I am so going to miss reading your blog! Have been a faithful reader the past few years - one of the best food blogs ever. Am very sad to see you go! :(. Maybe just take a break and then come back??
Nooooooooo! Thanks for all the posts....you'll be missed!
Thank you and farewell!!! Though to be completely honest I will still keep checking for new posts...at least for the next week or so.
:( Thanks for the times!
Stumbled across this blog last year and have really enjoyed every post. Sad to see it come to an end.
A fan from the UK.
Wow, Justin...seeing this news brought a sadness to my morning since you've by far been my favorite blog for the last few years. Every evening as I make dinner, my husband and I ask each other if we read your blog that day. Thanks for all the great posts, meal ideas and glimpses of places we'll likely never get to visit. I wish you, Elizabeth & Hawkeye the best!
Thanks for igniting a passion for cooking in me that I never knew I had.
I wish you the best,
I wish you all the best!
Oh :| is this the end? :(
I really hope it's not the final post :( this is my absolute favorite blog. The first site I check each morning no fail. Sad :'(
Oh man! Your blog was my friday evening treat. I would open a beer, enjoy some nice music and then read what you visited/reviewed last week. Then, I would go to some blogs from your favorite blogs list.. oh man I'm gonna miss that!
greetings from germany
Last post? Aww! I haven't fully caught up with your old posts yet, so I'm behind on reading the newest ones. So sad to see you're not going to be blogging anymore!
I came to link you to this: http://www.brandeating.com/2013/04/custom-order-wendys-hot-chili-seasoning.html#more Seems like something you'd like!
Thanks for all the great posts. You made my work day all the nicer.
So sorry to see you go.
Thanks for all the detailed and insightful posts throughout the years.
I will forever be indebted to you for turning me onto the Holy Aioli burger and many more culinary joys that have enriched my life.
All the best!
Nooooooooooooo.... Come back! I miss you already!!!
i have to say, i keep checking back to see if youve changed your mind and are going to start writing again... your blog was my favorite.
really going to miss this blog - hopefully you'll reconsider!
Wow. I always log-in to the Sierra Madre Pizza blog because SMP doesn't have a website with a menu. I just read the feedback on this blog ending. You reached a lot of folks. Good luck on your future ventures.
Came back because I had some major catching up to do on my food blogs and my heart skipped a beat seeing that April 12 was your last post. I had to read it twice because I thought I had read it wrong. So sad to see you go, but I completely understand. This was one of my all time favorite food blogs and it will still be saved to my favorites in the hopes that maybe you'll be back! Wishing you the best and thanks for everything!
revisited your blog in the hopes you had started posting again-alas, you are not.
Hope all is well in NY
I enjoy your blog for the same three reasons stated by Anonymous: direct, food-focused, and subtle humor. It's a shame I didn't find it sooner. Happy holidays.
Any updates on Justin's whereabouts? I had hoped that he would resurface at some point in the food blogging industry, but have seen nothing since. I really miss this site and the great posts that it produced.
Hope he knows how much it's missed.
Come backkkkkk! I know you can hear me!!!
Ditto. Come back! Your blog was such and honest, fresh view. So much so that I check back once a month or so (FOR 2 YEARS NOW) hoping it was a bad dream!
I still come back every once in a while, hoping you've come back. Really enjoyed your blog. Hope all is well!
Hello? Come back!!
I rarely enjoy reading blogs - let alone ones about food - but I always come back to read an occasional story from here.
I was googling something and your blog came up as one of the first results. I was hoping maybe you were back, but I guess you're gone for good at this point.
If you see this comment, I hope you're doing well! :)
gone but not forgotten
I know it's been 7 years, but I do still wonder if you'll ever be back.
Here’s hoping that you’ll one day revive this amazing blog!! Happy thanksgiving ☺️
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