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  • Post #31 - January 9th, 2007, 2:17 pm
    Post #31 - January 9th, 2007, 2:17 pm Post #31 - January 9th, 2007, 2:17 pm
    #69 on this years Saveur 100
  • Post #32 - May 2nd, 2017, 4:34 pm
    Post #32 - May 2nd, 2017, 4:34 pm Post #32 - May 2nd, 2017, 4:34 pm
    Hi,

    White Castle Brisket sandwiches sang out to my Mother. I dutifully got her one with two sliders as back up.

    In my mind's eye, I had expectations of shredded meat held together with BBQ sauce. I opened up the sandwich to see thin slices of brisket, some crispy onions (like you put on a green bean casserole) and a light hand with the BBQ sauce. It was pretty good.

    It certainly exceeded the price and taste of the Lenten 'Crab' sandwich, which tasted like breading with flicks of red stuff. A friend had looked up the ingredient list, which was quite extensive for such a tiny sandwich.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #33 - May 4th, 2017, 6:49 am
    Post #33 - May 4th, 2017, 6:49 am Post #33 - May 4th, 2017, 6:49 am
    White Castle is making good on its plans to tear down its South Loop restaurant and replace it with a nicer one complete with WiFi, a dining room and flat-screen TVs. Construction will start May 21 at the northwest corner of Cermak Road and Wabash Avenue, said Darrin Cotton, a district supervisor at White Castle. The existing restaurant at 2140 S. Wabash will serve customers through May 20 before demolition.

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    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #34 - May 11th, 2017, 1:41 pm
    Post #34 - May 11th, 2017, 1:41 pm Post #34 - May 11th, 2017, 1:41 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    White Castle Brisket sandwiches sang out to my Mother. I dutifully got her one with two sliders as back up.

    In my mind's eye, I had expectations of shredded meat held together with BBQ sauce. I opened up the sandwich to see thin slices of brisket, some crispy onions (like you put on a green bean casserole) and a light hand with the BBQ sauce. It was pretty good.

    It certainly exceeded the price and taste of the Lenten 'Crab' sandwich, which tasted like breading with flicks of red stuff. A friend had looked up the ingredient list, which was quite extensive for such a tiny sandwich.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    I also tried one lately along with the Black Bean sandwich while picking up a sack of bacon/cheese sliders they have on special for $6 (online only).

    Both were pretty good considering the source. I ate a few slices of the brisket on their own and had a good flavor and enough fat for taste. The black bean was a touch exotic with the fancy sauces.

    Won't push sliders off of my ordering but as a side, very good!
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #35 - May 12th, 2017, 12:39 pm
    Post #35 - May 12th, 2017, 12:39 pm Post #35 - May 12th, 2017, 12:39 pm
    Tried the brisket slider today and thought it was ok, though definitely a notch far below a standard issue slider . . .

    Image
    White Castle Brisket Slider

    The brisket was sliced very thin and didn't have much flavor other than saltiness. I liked the crispy onions but the cloyingly sweet, fakely smokey bbq sauce on the unit was a major deal-breaker for me. I picked the meat off and threw away the bun with the sauce on it. I'm a long-time fan of White Castle but this was just not my thing.

    =R=
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  • Post #36 - May 12th, 2017, 1:11 pm
    Post #36 - May 12th, 2017, 1:11 pm Post #36 - May 12th, 2017, 1:11 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:the cloyingly sweet, fakely smokey bbq sauce on the unit was a major deal-breaker for me.


    I rarely order anything that has bbq sauce anymore since this has become the norm and it also ruins it for me.
  • Post #37 - May 12th, 2017, 9:46 pm
    Post #37 - May 12th, 2017, 9:46 pm Post #37 - May 12th, 2017, 9:46 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Tried the brisket slider today and thought it was ok, though definitely a notch far below a standard issue slider . . .

    Image
    White Castle Brisket Slider

    The brisket was sliced very thin and didn't have much flavor other than saltiness. I liked the crispy onions but the cloyingly sweet, fakely smokey bbq sauce on the unit was a major deal-breaker for me. I picked the meat off and threw away the bun with the sauce on it. I'm a long-time fan of White Castle but this was just not my thing.

    =R=


    I agree. Now the pretzel-crusted chicken rings with honey mustard, that's where it's at (in the category of formed chicken-foam, these are ace).
  • Post #38 - May 15th, 2017, 10:54 am
    Post #38 - May 15th, 2017, 10:54 am Post #38 - May 15th, 2017, 10:54 am
    Get a free slider and drink. Today only...
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    Just show the coupon.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #39 - December 19th, 2018, 5:33 pm
    Post #39 - December 19th, 2018, 5:33 pm Post #39 - December 19th, 2018, 5:33 pm
    Clean, friendly, comfortable, inexpensive, tasty in a gotta have it once every year or so fashion.
    WC1.jpg White Castle, busy as a one-armed opera singer at 1pm. (7550 N Harlem)
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #40 - December 19th, 2018, 7:40 pm
    Post #40 - December 19th, 2018, 7:40 pm Post #40 - December 19th, 2018, 7:40 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:You can really wow your visitors by making turkey stuffing with those sliders!


    I know I'm twelve years late to respond to this, but I made this stuffing last year for the first time for Thanksgiving, and it was gone in a flash. I want to say surprisingly good, but it's really not that surprising, as the recipe essentially is just a "hacked" version of a sage sausage type of stuffing.
  • Post #41 - December 19th, 2018, 9:41 pm
    Post #41 - December 19th, 2018, 9:41 pm Post #41 - December 19th, 2018, 9:41 pm
    Binko wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:You can really wow your visitors by making turkey stuffing with those sliders!


    I know I'm twelve years late to respond to this, but I made this stuffing last year for the first time for Thanksgiving, and it was gone in a flash. I want to say surprisingly good, but it's really not that surprising, as the recipe essentially is just a "hacked" version of a sage sausage type of stuffing.

    I made the stuffing this year, not in the bird but in a separate pan.

    Followed the White Castle recipe and it was too dry.

    Will try again with more liquid.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #42 - December 19th, 2018, 10:29 pm
    Post #42 - December 19th, 2018, 10:29 pm Post #42 - December 19th, 2018, 10:29 pm
    I make the White Castle stuffing every year. It's always a hit.

    I also did a Tex Mex side batch this year. Took out the celery/sage/thyme; and substituted with:

    chorizo (because no one could ever get sick mixing pork chorizo with beef sliders)
    Roasted jalapenos
    Corn
    Jicama
    Cilantro
    Lime juice

    It actually came out pretty good. People told me they liked it, or maybe I misunderstood what they were saying while fleeing to the bathroom.
  • Post #43 - December 20th, 2018, 9:36 am
    Post #43 - December 20th, 2018, 9:36 am Post #43 - December 20th, 2018, 9:36 am
    I love and respect White Castle in a way that takes a personal offense to its relegation in the eyes of many as a drunk food only. Half a decade can pass between visits but when its time its time.

    White Castle was there for me, without judgement, in the brokest years of my life. And in Minneapolis, where the pre-yuppie diners died early on in my childhood, White Castle served as the de-facto morning outpost where blue collar old timers could gather and talk shit.
  • Post #44 - December 21st, 2018, 5:30 am
    Post #44 - December 21st, 2018, 5:30 am Post #44 - December 21st, 2018, 5:30 am
    MunicipalTruckin wrote:I love and respect White Castle in a way that takes a personal offense to its relegation in the eyes of many as a drunk food only. Half a decade can pass between visits but when its time its time.

    White Castle was there for me, without judgement, in the brokest years of my life. And in Minneapolis, where the pre-yuppie diners died early on in my childhood, White Castle served as the de-facto morning outpost where blue collar old timers could gather and talk shit.


    I worked with a former White Castle employee who told me what she said to a customer when he complained about the sliders giving him lower GI problems: "Oh,it didn't have anything to do with the twelve pack you had with them,huh?"
    It’s more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use
    long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like
    “What about lunch?”
    —Winnie The Pooh
    "... a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
    Virginia Woolf : A Room of One's Own
  • Post #45 - December 21st, 2018, 6:11 pm
    Post #45 - December 21st, 2018, 6:11 pm Post #45 - December 21st, 2018, 6:11 pm
    I can't mix my liquors.....maybe it was quantity??? :lol:
  • Post #46 - May 9th, 2019, 9:26 am
    Post #46 - May 9th, 2019, 9:26 am Post #46 - May 9th, 2019, 9:26 am
    Have a confession to make.

    For the second time in my life I have found myself in an extreme time pinch and drove through the White Castle on Peterson and Ridge for breakfast. Two breakfast sausage and egg sliders.

    I am not confessing to the fact that I found it necessary to stop at White Castle. I am confessing to the fact that I liked the breakfast I received.

    They crack eggs here. The sausage was good and spicy enough. The sandwiches were plenty hot. It took a while before I got my order - like they were actually cooking something! The only sad part was the bun, but I knew that going in.

    In my view, this was well above anything that can be had at the Arches or from the King.
    "I live on good soup, not on fine words." -Moliere
  • Post #47 - May 9th, 2019, 10:16 am
    Post #47 - May 9th, 2019, 10:16 am Post #47 - May 9th, 2019, 10:16 am
    White Castle breakfast is surprisingly good, but, then again, I love pretty much anything from White Castle. Definitely better than any breakfast from BK or Dunkin or Wendy's. McD's would be a tough one, for me, though. When that Egg McMuffin is on, it's on. Hell, even that dollar menu sausage muffin (if it still exists. I used to get them almost every day about a year ago.) But WC's breakfast is easily top two for the typical fast food choices around here.
  • Post #48 - May 9th, 2019, 10:29 am
    Post #48 - May 9th, 2019, 10:29 am Post #48 - May 9th, 2019, 10:29 am
    Steak McBagel

    Juicy, tender, seasoned, grilled onions, melty cheese, tender bagel (but still has a skin).

    Oh, yeah, egg. :)

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    You probably haven't had one so you couldn't compare.

    Steak juice dripping down your chin, every, single, time.
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on May 9th, 2019, 4:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #49 - May 9th, 2019, 10:38 am
    Post #49 - May 9th, 2019, 10:38 am Post #49 - May 9th, 2019, 10:38 am
    Sorry, but that is not a steak and that is not a bagel.
    "I live on good soup, not on fine words." -Moliere
  • Post #50 - May 9th, 2019, 1:05 pm
    Post #50 - May 9th, 2019, 1:05 pm Post #50 - May 9th, 2019, 1:05 pm
    bw77 wrote:Sorry, but that is not a steak and that is not a bagel.

    But it is the tastiest breakfast sandwich out there.

    Mmmm....
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #51 - May 9th, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Post #51 - May 9th, 2019, 4:27 pm Post #51 - May 9th, 2019, 4:27 pm
    I will have to give it a try.
    "I live on good soup, not on fine words." -Moliere
  • Post #52 - May 9th, 2019, 9:40 pm
    Post #52 - May 9th, 2019, 9:40 pm Post #52 - May 9th, 2019, 9:40 pm
    I tell ya, every so often I love a few sliders from White Castle. They scratch an itch. Lots of different cheese options, super consistent, way more enjoyable than your average fast food burger.

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