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Sliders: small burgers are better!

Who doesn't love a good slider.  Practically every bar and restaurant are serving sliders of some sort, and people gobble 'em up.  But you can make them at home, too.

I must admit, I love sliders as much as the next guy. Those tiny little nuggets of beef and onion, and a little tiny cute bit of bread.  So much fun.  So little.  A quick little mouthful of goodness.  What's not to like.

I made a pretty good slider today.  I decided to err on the side of small, because smaller is better with sliders, right?  Who doesn't like a plate of 4 sliders.  That's awesome.

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Restaurant: websites and commericals

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Restaurant websites are pretty piss-poor around these parts in New Jersey. Trust me when I say that I don't even want to go down this road, because it this subject could end up dominating this blog, and giving me a full-time writing job that I'm not prepared to take on.

Unnecessary flash pages (which preclude the use of an iPhone and other mobile devices), ridiculous music, hard-to-find basic information (address, phone, and hours), typos, and just all-around amateurish design, are the norm, rather than the exception.  

I guess you just have to give a restaurant credit for making just a wee bit of effort.

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Sonic Drive-in: Burgers in New Jersey

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It was the early '90s, and I was living and working in Columbia, South Carolina.  Being right out of college, I was eager to devour the world.  At that point, finances would dictate that I would be devouring the world one fast food meal at a time for the most part, but that was OK.  Exploring fast food is still a way of exploring a culture (if you don't believe me, sit in a fast food place for a day...you'll get some insight into the bowels of a culture alright).  And there was a world of fast food joints in Columbia that I had not ever seen in my part of the New Jersey.  

I recall, fondly, my first visits to Popeyes and Bojangles' Chicken.  My first visit to Sonic, however, I do not recall, although I'm pretty sure I went.

My second trip to Sonic, this time in North Jersey, 17 years later, as an older, wealthier, much fatter man, was about as memorable.

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