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Old 08-31-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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They have the greatest tater tots ever!
They are the same ones you get at the store. Frozen and nasty. I worked there for 2.5 years in high school.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:39 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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While they reviews can be annoying and biased, things like Yelp and Urbanspoon are great for traveling - instead of having to rely on a chain as a known quantity for mediocre food, I can always find local smaller places (and food trucks or food carts, a huge thing out here in the west) that use fresh ingredients and serve great food.

The only time I go to a chain now is when I am with my very elderly mother-in-law, who actually likes all that packaged reheated salt and sugar at a place like Olive Garden or Red Lobster.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I got a cherry limeade slush today because of this thread. Good stuff!
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I got a cherry limeade slush today because of this thread. Good stuff!
Excellent! Glad to be of service.

I ate at La Madeleine's today. I guess I have no class whatsoever, in spite of eating a pear and prosciutto salad made with fresh greens that definitely weren't iceberg lettuce.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It's hipsterish to hate on fast food.
Most people who like interesting food that reflects the community and supports their neighbors eat at locally owned restaurants and dislike fast food.

I guess that is the definition of a hipster, good taste and community support.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Most people who like interesting food that reflects the community and supports their neighbors eat at locally owned restaurants and dislike fast food.

I guess that is the definition of a hipster, good taste and community support.
That's not MY definition of a hipster but if you like it, you can have it.

You know, it's actually quite possible to like "interesting food that reflects the community and supports their neighbors" as well as cherry limeades from Sonic or White Castle burgers occasionally. One doesn't necessarily cancel out the other one.

And to top it off, some people are self confident and comfortable enough with themselves and their choices that they don't care whether others look down on them for occasionally enjoying a meal from (gasp) THE DREADED CHAIN RESTAURANT.

OMG I just realized that not only did I eat at La Madeleine today, I actually had an ice cream cone from Braums this weekend! Now WHY didn't I spend $30 on ingredients, ice and rock salt, and churn out my own - it would have been SO much more interesting to do so...Or maybe if I looked hard enough, I could find some really cool hipster restaurant that serves homemade ice cream...there might be one in Dallas, and it's only an hour and a half down the road...
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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What is Sonic's? There are so many chains named on this thread I've never heard of!
Sonic = soft drink paradise and the best chili cheese coney around.

Braums = great ice cream and a great burger joint (although don't expect to get your order right if you go through the drive thru).

Both are Oklahoma based companies. Sonic is based in OKC. Braums is based in Tuttle.

When you come down this way, ENJOY!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I go to fast food places out of convenience, or if there is no other choice. If you actually like and prefer fast food, my guess is you've never eaten quality food, or have lived around chain restaurants your whole life. Am I a hipster for that? No, you're are just an idiot.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Hipster identified.

It is actually possible to like fast food AND love quality food from local eateries. BOOM. YOUR MIND IS BLOWN!
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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I go to fast food places out of convenience, or if there is no other choice. If you actually like and prefer fast food, my guess is you've never eaten quality food, or have lived around chain restaurants your whole life. Am I a hipster for that? No, you're are just an idiot.
And if you grew up in the south, this would almost certainly be the case :-)
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