HAMBURGER vs. PIZZA: A disgusting, undignified mess.

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Re: HAMBURGER vs. PIZZA

Post by Diamondheart (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:52 am

Opposing Farce wrote:I'm a vegetarian so this isn't really even a choice.


Same here. Also especially due to my financial situation, pizza generally is cheaper and more filling for my dollar. (Though I did discover that Little Caesar's really isn't half bad for its price. I like it better than other chains, and the actual pizza places around here are very pricey.)

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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:37 am

Cthulhu Inc wrote:Why must In-n-Out be in the southwest, where I am not :twonk:



Not the ENTIRE Southwest. :rainbert:

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Post by reidransom » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:19 am

I dunno about all your In and Outs and Five Guys, but I'll stack Whataburger up against them any day. Best fast burger you can get.

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Post by brakeless » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:28 am

Scuderia Ferrarity wrote:
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Pardon my foreign ignorance, but how are you supposed to eat these tall burgers that seem to be a thing in the States without it turning into a digusting, undignified mess?

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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:12 am

brakeless wrote:the States

brakeless wrote:a digusting, undignified mess


What do you mean "without?"
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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:52 am

Just unhinge your jaw.

What? You mean non-Americans can't do that?

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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:52 am

I'm very conflicted on whether I should be disgusted by burgers that look like that. This is an uncomfortable feeling.

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Post by Plobo » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:25 am

All these burgerpictures are just making me appreciate pizza more. It just all looks so bleh to me. :bluh:
The problem with burgers is it's really hard to bump into a good one here. There are the McDonalds and Burger King ones, and occasionally there are some local vendors and such, but it's all mediocre quality. Which is fine for most people, because they aim for the price (cheeseburgers from McD cost around $1.20).
On the other hand you can't go wrong with ordering a pizza here, although finding a place where they can make a really good one is quite tricky.

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Post by Hyper!!! » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:45 am

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If you're white

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Post by ROBOT B9 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:50 pm

Headless Horse wrote:Just unhinge your jaw.

What? You mean non-Americans can't do that?


I'm glad I can't unhinge my jaw. You'll end up choking yourself doing that. :-P

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Post by Scuderia (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:04 pm

londonarbuckle wrote:I'm very conflicted on whether I should be disgusted by burgers that look like that. This is an uncomfortable feeling.


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brakeless wrote:

Pardon my foreign ignorance, but how are you supposed to eat these tall burgers that seem to be a thing in the States without it turning into a digusting, undignified mess?



Well, this is kind of like the haute couture of hamburgers. Or if you prefer, the FIA Group B of hamburgers. A Nearly unlimited class that produced marvels, but in practice, an unsustainable mess.

Image such creations were never meant to be consumed, they must be admired and lusted after from afar!
:v: You could squash it flat and cram it in
:twilight: use a fork and explore it from the top down, scientifically!
:lol: you dorks paid $14 for a hamb-
:cheese: expertly crafted black bean burger made from single source organic heirloom beanz on a gluten free bun with a side of artisanal kale
:lol: The hipsters working this joint won't judge you!
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Post by brakeless » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:05 pm

I'd shake my head disapprovingly at you yanks but I'm drinking something that a local brewery calls American Pale Ale and it's pretty good, so I'm in a jovial mood.

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Post by Jill (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:10 pm

Scuderia Ferrarity wrote:
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I see this kind of thing in nightmares all the time. There's usually some kind of freakishly large insect emerging from inside the incoherent mess of filth which inevitably causes me to jolt awake.

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Post by Scuderia (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:51 pm

^^ That's Lunchbox Labratory's Big Bleu Marble

Now beer is a special case - there's a documentary on that.
https://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Beer_Wars/70116984

There's a million small producers all trying things. Even two of my co-workers are brewing their own. But large producers like Anheuser-Busch InBev have a near monopoly over distribution, so the reputation of American Beer = cheap horse piss is made.

I'm in London last month and I notice a pile of beer cans at a train station and they're all Stella Artois. Except in the US a pint of Stella could sell for twice a pint of Budweiser on par with Samuel Adams, the largest microbrewer. It's "the fancy imported stuff" The power of branding. :gotcha:
And let's not go into the 'premium Vodka' market; Grey Goose, Effen, Svedka, Level, etc

Off topic, I know :party:

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Post by Dexanth (?) » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:45 pm

Premium vodka is hilarious since the markup gets obscene given that extra distillations shouldn't really add that much cost to it.

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Post by Timber72 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:15 am

Dexanth wrote:Premium vodka is hilarious since the markup gets obscene given that extra distillations shouldn't really add that much cost to it.


Not to mention you can just do it yourself with a charcoal filter a couple of times.

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Post by Chaos Sonic (?) » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:20 am

Twilight wrote:^It's hard to describe really. They're such weird burgers, and they use this weird cheddar cheese instead of the usual american.


Well, I never get cheese on my burgers, so that part doesn't really matter to me. :pinkieshrug: The best part of Culver's is the frozen custard anyway. :-D

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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:05 am

Twilight wrote:

Not to mention you can just do it yourself with a charcoal filter a couple of times.


Mythbusters tested it!



Extra filtration makes it better, but not top-shelf.
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Post by Octavia (?) » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:13 am

Pony Factory Factory wrote:
Extra filtration makes it better, but not top-shelf.

It also completely ruins the filter and those things are way more expensive than the difference between low-end vodka and mediocre vodka.
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Re: HAMBURGER vs. PIZZA: A disgusting, undignified mess.

Post by Scuderia (?) » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:23 am

So what happens if you pass a cheap burger through a filter? :squintyjack:

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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:53 am

Scuderia Ferrarity wrote:So what happens if you pass a cheap burger through a filter? :squintyjack:


The poppy seeds can no longer get to the egg in the meat, and the burger won't have little burgers.
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Post by Willsun » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:12 am

brakeless wrote:Pardon my foreign ignorance, but how are you supposed to eat these tall burgers that seem to be a thing in the States without it turning into a digusting, undignified mess?

There's no denying that eating big burgers will get messy, but I think most people assume you must eat an equal proportion of every layer with every bite. If it's so large, treat it like it's a ball and just dig bites into it while eating at a direction from its "sides" so you're not just munching on buns from the top and bottom.

But again, it's very hard to finish a giant specialty burger without getting messy. I definitely wouldn't order a burger at a restaurant unless I was with friends that I'm totally comfortable being a slob around. Same goes for pizza even if it's cleaner to eat, because both pizzas and burgers are finger foods and altogether not very dignifying if you're eating with a more formal crowd.

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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:52 am

Also they're usually tall like that for presentation purposes. They smush down a bunch when you actually go to eat them.

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Post by Shavnir » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:53 am

reidransom wrote:I dunno about all your In and Outs and Five Guys, but I'll stack Whataburger up against them any day. Best fast burger you can get.


Or just live in Dallas and get all three. :smug:

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Post by Poor Yorick » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:28 pm

I voted pizza because I like it more than hamburgers.

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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:29 pm

Here's a reminder of why Pizza's winning:
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Post by ROBOT B9 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:44 pm

...What is that tiny white blob in the middle?

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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:15 pm

The queen bean! :party:

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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:51 pm

ROBOT B9 wrote:...What is that tiny white blob in the middle?

A tiny piece of cauliflower, which on its own is rather boring and tasteless, but it's part of the giardiniera mix that gives this deep dish pizza such a wonderful spicy kick in the ass. Mix in with the sauce before cooking, and it slowly infuses its spicy oil throughout the crust and toppings, waking up the flavor of the pizza like nothing else I've ever put on a pizza before.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:06 pm

I also had Chicago deep dish pizza with giardiniera (and other stuff) on it last night. :hishovel:
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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:32 pm

A Chicagoan I know once told me that actual Chicagoans hate actual deep-dish pizza. Any truth to that? Granted, he hates a lot of things.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:44 pm

londonarbuckle wrote:A Chicagoan I know once told me that actual Chicagoans hate actual deep-dish pizza. Any truth to that? Granted, he hates a lot of things.

We hate chain places like UNO's and BJ's, that claim to serve Chicago Style pizza, but get it completely wrong. Real deep dish pizza from Chicago staples like Pequod's, Gino's East, Giordano's, Lou Malnati's, or Pizano's is loved in this city, and there are many arguments from its citizens over which place is the best.
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Post by Aramek (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:20 pm

Adelor Lyon wrote:Here's a reminder of why Pizza's winning:
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That does indeed look delicious, however, it also looks like your pizza has shit itself on your plate.
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Post by Timber72 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:31 pm

Octavia wrote:
We hate chain places like UNO's and BJ's, that claim to serve Chicago Style pizza, but get it completely wrong. Real deep dish pizza from Chicago staples like Pequod's, Gino's East, Giordano's, Lou Malnati's, or Pizano's is loved in this city, and there are many arguments from its citizens over which place is the best.


I've had Gino's at the restaurant, it was pretty good. I've made my own deep dishes and it's one of my favorite styles. I love tons of sauce and cheese.

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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:04 pm

Uno is like a great big patty of melted cheese on top of a flaky buttery pastry crust, if I recall properly. They pulled out of the California market long ago, so it's been a while since I had it.

On the BURGER front, today I took a field trip to Meriden and had one of these:

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You might remember Ted's from Man vs. Food:



I'll let this guy describe the experience, because it's about identical to mine. Steamed cheeseburgers. Yes it's weird, but damn it was tasty. :-P

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Post by Scuderia (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:37 pm

Octavia wrote:I also had Chicago deep dish pizza with giardiniera (and other stuff) on it last night. :hishovel:

:golfclop:

But seriously, if you're talking about applications of giardiniera

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If I made it out to Chicago this holiday season I'd be getting one of these charred dry Italian sausage sandwiches with sweet peppers on a Turano french roll.

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Post by Aramek (?) » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:15 pm

Headless Horse wrote:Uno is like a great big patty of melted cheese on top of a flaky buttery pastry crust, if I recall properly. They pulled out of the California market long ago, so it's been a while since I had it.

On the BURGER front, today I took a field trip to Meriden and had one of these:

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You might remember Ted's from Man vs. Food:



I'll let this guy describe the experience, because it's about identical to mine. Steamed cheeseburgers. Yes it's weird, but damn it was tasty. :-P

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Post by logicow » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:52 am

...Steamed pizza?

"Showing results for baked pizza too.
Do you want results only for steamed pizza?"

come on microsoft bing

you're better than this

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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:52 pm

Aramek wrote:That does indeed look delicious, however, it also looks like your pizza has shit itself on your plate.

That's only because this pizza is so :excite: it can't be contained if you remove the tall walls that hold the toppings in check!
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Post by Cthulhu Inc (?) » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:35 pm

logicow wrote: microsoft bing

Well there's your problem :smirk:

I just realised I've never had proper either. Only cheap chain imitations, but a shadow of its true glory, a Chinese knockoff! O, woe! Only but once could it be said I have, and yet verily, great doubt! Again I say: woe! :gonkity:

Though my experience with burgers has been better, I guess.
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