September 22nd, 2009, 07:49 AM #21
How long ago did that happen? I used to live in Woodland Hills and would have breakfast there a few times a month. You're right, it certainly was a greasy spoon but DAMN good!
Originally Posted by BIG JOE
September 22nd, 2009, 08:39 AM #22
Good point on In N Out. They are usually so busy that the burgers, as well as the fries, are underdone. Ever had the pleasure of biting into a frozen tomato from there? I'll go there but ask for everything welldone.
Here's another one: Smitty's Fried Chicken, Culver City, in that strip mall with Del Taco (Venice/Robertson) Change in ownership = Super dry chicken with really weak sides.
I went to Shakey's (Hollywood) a couple weeks ago, as I had not been there since I was a teenager. I actually thought it was decent, but I don't mess with those terrible mojo potatoes or chicken. (Maybe I am just starved for better pizza since my wife likes that *****ty Papa Johns excuse of a pie..)
September 22nd, 2009, 08:50 AM #23
you know that you can ask for both the burgers and the fries well done, correct?
September 22nd, 2009, 08:59 AM #24
Originally Posted by Jeffrock
I do, when forced to eat there. The burger is ok, but the well-done fries taste like cardboard.
Originally Posted by nosoupforyou
September 22nd, 2009, 11:15 AM #25
GOD, I love Farmer Boy's.
September 23rd, 2009, 12:10 AM #26
Tokyo Lobby in San Gabriel.I used to love those boats they served. Sadly, they jumped the shark a few years ago.
Also the Smoke House in Burbank. When I was a kid that place cranked out superb steak dinners. Now...forget about it.
September 23rd, 2009, 02:31 AM #27
Went to s*** the moment the name changed to Del Taco.
September 23rd, 2009, 04:04 AM #28
Gotta agree with this post, 100%
Originally Posted by BeerMan
Carl's has gone to crap also. It started when they got rid of the KILLER wavy cut mashed potato fries back in like 81-82 and went to the ****ty shoe strings like Mc suck. Their Bacon Western Cheeseburger's were the schmack back then also...
I remember Arby's being much better also. They used to actually slice the (real) roast beef and (real)cheddar in front of you when you ordered a Beef and Cheddar.
Last edited by nocturn; September 23rd, 2009 at 04:12 AM.
September 23rd, 2009, 01:16 PM #29
Don't know if anyone's mentioned KFC. It used to be good when the birds they fried were chickens. But that was a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago.
Agreed on In-N-Out. I only get it once or twice a year when visiting Cali--usually my first stop right from the baggage claim. It's still good.... but lately seems to satisfy less and less each time. Could just be those LAX area locations. At least they haven't jacked their prices. Nothing worse than the cost going up as the quality goes down.
September 23rd, 2009, 01:20 PM #30
Yup...Carl's has taken a big ole Cleveland steamer over the years.
Originally Posted by nocturn