posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 07:42 PM
I wasn't really ever a fast food eater until I started working in corporate America. Perkin's I see as more a truck stop chain, but as I said, they
make a decent reuben (not enough kraut, though ).
I'm picky, but I'll try anything, as you may have gathered from other posts on this thread. All in all, though, those 4 years I lived in Wisconsin
did contain the worst food I've had. This is a long term, general malaise type of worst, there wasn't anything specific. Just about
everything I would get at restraunts (non-chain, in-city, non-truckstop like Callihans (but that one was good, as was that slaughter house
steak place in Oshkosh) had an overwhelming butter flavor. Heck, if I would go to get ground beef at the grocery store I had to find the one with the
smallest pad of butter on it, and take that off. My general culinary experience out there was the worst I'd had, overall.
I will admit that I'm a food snob, and if it's good, I have no problem laying down $75 on a meal (regularly do here at the Melting Pot in Buffalo
Grove -- awesome, awesome fondue!). I generally do restraunts, except when I'm running for lunch at work these days, then I'll just get some fast
food to tide me over until I get home (BK Chicken Tenders are pretty tastey!). When I was living in Wisconsin, I had more food-spending money
than I do now, and a friend of mine and I would, typically, every weekend in Oshkosh go on a journey between Fon Du Lac and Green Bay trying to find a
great restraunt. I didn't do that type of thing living in LaCrosse, but that's because I couldn't find another food snob willing to spend that
kind of money on a meal
Another good Wisconsin restraunt is The Prime, in Trego, but that's a heck of a long drive just to get a marinated steak...And that's kinda a truck
So I stand by my statement that my experience in wisconsin, as far as food goes, was the worst I've had. Being a kid just out of high school without
any cooking stuff of my own, I relied heavily on other people preparing dishes for me in exchange for my thanks and a few pieces of paper. By the end,
I would usually be in Erbert and Gerbert's (I was the general manager) making some bizzare sub to eat.
So it depends on what the meaning of "is" is
EDIT: Had to reply today, because my short term memory is shot right now
[edit on 7-11-2005 by junglejake]