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post #151 of 170
Wow. Well I doubt I'll ever pick one up but I'm definitely going to spread the word around here. I want to see one in person (I like how I'm referring to this as some sort of entity or amazing sandwich lol)
post #152 of 170
I will probably try the grilled version, should have less fat than burger and fries.
post #153 of 170
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Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
Yeah, blog fail. Apparently the reviewer forgot he wasn't eating at Olive Garden.

This post does not, of course, encourage the eating of Olive Garden cuisine, but is rather pointing out the entirely different leagues expected.

It's fast food. Ya don't hunker down to eat a Double Down with a fork, three kinds of knives, two thick cloth napkins, flower arrangements, scented candles, and complimentary mints.
post #154 of 170
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I wouldn't call $7.99 of the NYT's money and lunch at KFC a hard day's work, would you? What is there to doubt? Plenty of people dislike the taste of fast food.
What's the point of listening to some reviewer who doesn't like ANY fast food trashing a new fast food item?

I'd guess what happened was (if you insist he spent the $7.99), he went to KFC, ordered the double down, smelt it, and threw it away and wrote this horrible review because a foodie will never eat fast food.
post #155 of 170
I thought it was a pretty enjoyable review. He sat down to eat the meal as though it would be good, analyzed it, then said it sucked. It was so incredibly pointless it was funny.

Is it really so elitist not to like fast food? Like most people, I'll eat it when I'm desperate but, not being personally invested, I have no reason to get defensive when a NYT food blog calls it out for being the crap it is. Who cares?

There are three kinds of knives at Olive Garden?
post #156 of 170
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post
Yeah, blog fail. Apparently the reviewer forgot he wasn't eating at Olive Garden.

This post does not, of course, encourage the eating of Olive Garden cuisine, but is rather pointing out the entirely different leagues expected.
My last meal at Olive Garden (perhaps 10 years ago) was far greasier than any meal I've had at KFC

White table cloth != fine dining
post #157 of 170
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Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
Is it really so elitist not to like fast food?
Not really. If I have a choice, I won't eat fast food AT ALL. I will cook everything myself. There is just so much work so little time every day, fast food has to be part of the routine, one day or the other, if not every day.

I envy those who doesn't have to eat fast food at all. But since I have to eat them, I will enjoy them. I'm merely pointing out that this sandwich is extremely tasty, and half of the people at work has tried it today and everyone of them actually likes it. I am not making it up. That's why I have to put a grain of salt on that review.
post #158 of 170
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Originally Posted by choka View Post
Not really. If I have a choice, I won't eat fast food AT ALL. I will cook everything myself. There is just so much work so little time every day, fast food has to be part of the routine, one day or the other, if not every day.

I envy those who doesn't have to eat fast food at all. But since I have to eat them, I will enjoy them. I'm merely pointing out that this sandwich is extremely tasty, and half of the people at work has tried it today and everyone of them actually likes it. I am not making it up. That's why I have to put a grain of salt on that review.
Hey man, I hear you. I have a thing for Popeyes, and when my hunger compromises my ability to think I'll pull into a McDonald's or Taco Bell. Irony of all ironies, I used to stop at Taco Bell on the return trip from my CSA and cut up fresh jalapenos and tomatoes to go on my Mexican pizza. Fast food usually makes me feel incredibly sick for days though. If I'm going to eat out and fast, I try to make slightly improved substitutions, like Great Burger, authentic Mexican, or a Vietnamese hoagie. The food is about the same price, better quality, and takes only a few minutes longer to prepare.
post #159 of 170
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Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
I thought it was a pretty enjoyable review. He sat down to eat the meal as though it would be good, analyzed it, then said it sucked. It was so incredibly pointless it was funny.

Is it really so elitist not to like fast food? Like most people, I'll eat it when I'm desperate but, not being personally invested, I have no reason to get defensive when a NYT food blog calls it out for being the crap it is. Who cares?

There are three kinds of knives at Olive Garden?
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post
My last meal at Olive Garden (perhaps 10 years ago) was far greasier than any meal I've had at KFC

White table cloth != fine dining
Hence the disclaimer.

Olive Garden is far from the ideal. It was just the first widely available and popular restaurant with $15+ plates that I could think of. The only thing there I consider worth eating anymore is the all-you-can-eat soup. I'm also not sure how anyone can get away with charging $10 for a plate of spaghetti when it costs $0.50 to make and would take a blind autistic man fifteen minutes to cook.

On another note, my brother's birthday is today and we're celebrating it this weekend. He likes KFC, so perhaps I'll get a chance to try the DD.
post #160 of 170
Willful ignorance and apathy.

These two things lead people to make decisions each day with a scope of destruction far outside the realm of simply personal health. The fact that people will eat garbage like this, or fast food in general, is the epitome of self-absorption. Sad really how little people care about and respect life in general.
post #161 of 170
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Originally Posted by subtle View Post
Willful ignorance and apathy.

These two things lead people to make decisions each day with a scope of destruction far outside the realm of simply personal health. The fact that people will eat garbage like this, or fast food in general, is the epitome of self-absorption. Sad really how little people care about and respect life in general.
As much as my purer ideals would like to agree with you, this is a bit of an oversimplification. People have a lot working against them, like industrial and corporate interests, manufactured culture, Congress, and much, much more. I imagine that willful ignorance and apathy are products of evolution, designed to keep people alive long enough to procreate when life is otherwise completely hopeless.
post #162 of 170
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Overpaying to eat a subpar "luxury" meal is completely ridiculous. What's more ridiculous is people pay up to $100+ for their food at a fancy restaurant. I have met two faced doctors who feel that eating at these places makes them feel good for where they stand in society yet they all know the food could potentially kill them. Idiotic irony at its best.
post #163 of 170
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Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
A stunt piece on stunt food. Nice bit of symmetry there.

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Originally Posted by Pepsi
I have met two faced doctors who feel that eating at these places make's them feel good for where they stand in society yet they all know the food could potentially kill them. Idiotic irony at its best.
Everything worth doing comes with the risk of death. Trick is to enjoy things while they last.
post #164 of 170
Trouble with KFC, the last time I had a meal there (Zinger burger & fries, iirc) I was ill soon after and the next day. So as tempting as this meatwich is, I doubt I'd be able to stomach it.
post #165 of 170
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Originally Posted by marvin View Post
A stunt piece on stunt food. Nice bit of symmetry there.
Another stunt piece. Keep 'em coming I say.

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