Once upon a time, I had the occasion to stop and eat at a restaurant that is nothing more than a legend on my home turf, the legendary ‘In-N-Out Burger’.  The food was okay, and nobody chose to order off the Secret Menu, but now my daughter insists that *she* has to visit one during every vacation trip to Arizona, to keep things fair.  Of course, back in the long ago days when there was a White Castle somewhere in Missouri, several of my cohorts made the long journey to enjoy their steamed comestibles for reasons I don’t quite understand.  Indeed, while there are few restaurants that I love enough to want to journey long distances to enjoy their food, I am lucky enough to have Sonic Drive-Ins within driving distance, which leads us to today’s easily digested query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) at least appreciates that they made a pretty funny movie about White Castle that revitalized Neil Patrick Harris’ career, so that’s cool, asking: What legendary regional delicacies do you most wish were available in your area?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Roy Rogers hamburgers. We stopped at Roy Rogers for lunch once on every long trip when I was a kid, and I loved them — luscious, juicy, sinfully delightful…yummmmm…. Alas they don’t exist anywhere near me. That’s probably just as well, as the current reality is unlikely to live up to the golden memory…

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