Burger Hunter: White Castle

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It’s the countdown to the final ever Burger Hunter, everyone’s favorite Secrets of the City feature! That’s right, there’s only a few more hunts left until Mike S. goes on an extended cleanse (as The Juice Bar Hunter?)! Check out all The Burger Hunter’s previous meaty exploits at the #GreatAmericanBurgerHunter tag on Instagram and at @BurgerHunterUSA on the Twitter.

It’s bar close and nothing’s open. You can probably guess where this hunt is heading. That’s right we’re in the drive-thru at none other than White Castle. Don’t act like you’ve never done this before. Ok everyone calm down so we can order. Four Sliders with cheese naked and a bag of nails. First off the bun on these little fellas is soft ah. They are the real soaker uppers that give this burger its iconic taste. The beef patties are not grilled but steamed over a pile of onions. As you can imagine the meat gets dominated by onion and renders that smell we all know from 50 feet away. I order mine without the O’s because they’ve been pretty much marinating in um. Topped with cheese and tbh it’s the only contrast you’ll get in the flavor on this ride. It’s so BOM bun onion meat that the cheese actually stands out. How I’m noticing these things at 2am is a miracle of its own. The Castle has been going strong for almost 100 years. That’s a longer stay than some of the original castles in Europe. Anywho the nails aka fries are crinkle cut, hot and all you’ve ever needed after a night of skulduggery. Now don’t make the mistake of ordering all the bizarre on the menu, especially at this hour. But if you do miss your late night crave, the next morning has you completely covered. Pro tip: White Castle serves a damn good breakfy. They actually crack the egg and use real toasters.

Scoredcard:   Flavor: 7.1   Presentation: 4   Originality: 6

White Castle, 608 Central Ave NE, MPLS; whitecastle.com


One thought on “Burger Hunter: White Castle

  1. Brian Copeland

    Alright, Mr. Burger Hunter:

    I’ve followed you for years. I ate a turkey burger at Blu Fire Grill at your recommendation.

    But at some point, I have to stand up to atrocities. Not since your first burger review at Annie’s Parlor have you offered a lower score than 18. You’ve been to JL Beers, Culvers, and the Shortstop, but still deem White Castle the worst burger you’ve ever reviewed?

    I’ve forgiven that your “ten point scale” of 7.1 – 10 on flavor, 4-10 on presentation, and a ridiculous 5-10 scale on Originality for years. Apparently, in your world, a ten point scale consists of burgers between 4 and 10. I could understand the irony of ratings on the order of @dog_rates, but now you’ve crossed a line. I will not stand for your blasphemy of White Castle. You claim the Red Cow “Double Barrel” burger is a perfect 30, and you rank White Castle as your lowest ranked burger ever.

    Perhaps a vacation is well needed.

    Sincerely,
    Brian
    brian@copeland.bz

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