Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Slider and a Nice Chianti

  • Here’s something to make the food slide down a little easier: White Castle, the 90-year-old hamburger chain, is testing wine and beer in one of its restaurants in central Indiana.

    The wine — a choice of two reds and two whites — comes in “a nice plastic cup, (with) the look of an elegant cocktail glass,” says White Castle spokesman Jamie Richardson.

    You’ll pay $4.50 for a one-serving bottle, he said.

    Or, there’s beer, including a seasonal microbrew — “A nice complement to the pulled pork with barbecue or a double cheese burger,” Richardson said. Beers start at $3.

    Alas, the concept isn’t coming to Chicago any time soon, Richardson said.

    The alcohol is being tested at a Lafayette, Ind. location that combines a traditional White Castle burger joint with a Blaze Modern BBQ, a new restaurant concept also being tried out.

A nice plastic cup and a bag of sliders. It just screams "high class."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

4.50 probably gets you two fourty ouncers on sale!

12/22/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Good idea, but in my humble opinion it still falls a bit short of the North Avenue "B & B" from back in the day.

12/22/2011 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean?

My White Castle by me you can get a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 or a forty in the parking lot for years now.

What's the word thunder-bird.
What's the price twenty twice.
What's the reason grapes in season.

Pour some on the ground for the folks no-longer round..

ya know?

12/22/2011 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When sliders seem like a good idea the last thing you need is more booze.

12/22/2011 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous 025 GALLOWS ERA VET said...

I wonder how that booze w/the sliders will go down w/the populace
at North & Central?

12/22/2011 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Work with someone you don't like? Eat a bag of sliders about w hours before roll call and gas them out all night.

12/22/2011 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally off topic, but I just caught the very very end of another piece of journalistic perfection by that police-hating fuckwad Chuck Goudie, on police involved shootings. How bad was it?

12/22/2011 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A supervisor in 4 told us at roll call that in the next period the captains left over from the xo program will become inspectors, any truth to that?

12/22/2011 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't sliders customers usually come already pre-lubed?
This seems a little like a 4:00 joint selling drinks to go as they're throwing you out.

12/22/2011 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Stacey Rhect, 141 said...

What I'd give for a slider right about now....

12/22/2011 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those heady days of my youth and the elegant setting of the white paper bag holding the tiny boxes of beefy morsels and crunch potatoes fried to golden perfection. Care had to be taken so as to keep the grease from the upholstery of my Ford Galaxy 500 but I knew the aroma would last. Should that car somehow still be running I am sure it's still smells of that heavenly concoction. I can just hear the voice of WGN’s Jack Brickhouse doing a Cubs game on the radio.

To complete to feast there was the frosty bottle of Schlitz, cold and crisp, lovingly wrapped in a brown paper bag. Back then, for a few bucks, life didn't get any better.

Forty some years later, it's 6 A.M. and there's gotta be a White Castle open somewhere. But I may have to go to Cicero to get the Schlitz.

P.S. Schlitz went back to the 1960's formula and is it ever good. This full bodied beer is a true American classic. Stay Safe, life's too short to be drinkin' Lite Beer.

12/22/2011 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Castles make me gassy enough as it is...keep back 500 feet...

12/22/2011 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous sherlock holmes. said...

You will be farting louder, and harder than a elephant. and will be shitting like a dog, that had a bowl of chocolate.

12/22/2011 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medicate the poor masses and you have NO revolt aganist the politicans, the rich and entitled! Next they will legalize marijuana in manageable amounts. A subdued population is controlable.

12/22/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garretts popcorn is opening a store today at 87th and Cottage. When will the first RD number be pulled for an armed robbery or burglary?

12/22/2011 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Solo Cup, to go

12/22/2011 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna take my girl out to Madison and Springfield for a nice dinner and the hit the social club. Word.

12/22/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know where I'm taking all my dates from now on!!! :)

12/22/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I can see it now : ghetto wedding held at White Castle

12/22/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can get beer and wine at Chuckie Cheese also. About time for White Castle.

12/22/2011 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Don't you already have to be drunk to go to a White Castle?

12/22/2011 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bag of their burgers and a beer...

AKA: Sliders, Schlitz and Shits

12/22/2011 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to use a red Solo cup, just like Toby Keith. That's livin' large.

12/22/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God,,, could you imagine. recall the old white castle at 79th and loomis in my younger days when the irish bars let out and they would flock in and roundly insult americans and attempt to pick fights with same, saw some good fights in those days,now they can get beer with sliders and carry on inside, bad idea.

12/22/2011 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous JESSE Sr & Jr & AL Sharpton said...

Why ain't Cheetoes & 40's Of King Cobra On the Menu??

12/22/2011 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine drunk and a case of the runs! If the police have to show up to brake up a bar fight at white castles I'm LMAO,why don't they just have a dance floor a strobe light and disco ball!

12/22/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. More drunks getting drunker at Whitey's.

12/22/2011 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The numbers might be a little skewed coming from LaFayette, a college town. What student could resist a bag of sliders and a cold brew, on dad?

12/22/2011 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been doin it for years.. Only in the parking lot

12/22/2011 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the trailer parks are re-zoned, Mt. Greenwood and Garfield Ridge are getting double White Castle drive-ups. 111th/Albany and Archer/Sayre will shine up like new pennies.

12/22/2011 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many is the time I arrived at the White Castle drunk on my ass. Six
Or eight sliders later I always felt better. Usually I made it home
before I puked. Now looks like I can get drunk at the castle then
go home and puke.

12/22/2011 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the only time a person visits White Castle is after drinking as much as one possible can and the thought of one of the nastiest sliders available pops into one's mind.

I'll have a merlot with that please; burp, slobber, vomit.

12/22/2011 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what the south side needs...

More drunk teens.

12/22/2011 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would prefer a spicy bloody mary with an alka-selzer chaser to go along with my jalapeno cheeseburgers.

12/22/2011 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When sliders seem like a good idea the last thing you need is more booze.

12/22/2011 12:50:00 AM

On the contrary. You must be getting a little older.

12/22/2011 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When sliders seem like a good idea the last thing you need is more booze.

12/22/2011 12:50:00 AM

A good evening of dinging and entertainment after drinking was dinner and a show, a porno show at the Oak Theater at Armitage & Western and sliders at White Castle right behind.

12/22/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A supervisor in 4 told us at roll call that in the next period the captains left over from the xo program will become inspectors, any truth to that?

Yes, so guess what? Now you might have to actually buy your city sticker and the proper uniform etc..., oh, and, you might have to come up from your job promptly. Thank God they are coming back.

12/22/2011 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

A supervisor in 4 told us at roll call that in the next period the captains left over from the xo program will become inspectors, any truth to that?

Yes....Eugene Williams told everyone at Compstat today that the XO's will be filled in on the district level first, followed by Field Inspectors, CO's of certain specialized units, and XO's in the Detective Division.
To take effect 01 Jan 12. Also, Sgts will act as the station supervisor, with no out of grade, unless they do final approval on a TRR

12/22/2011 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCHLITZ ,very good,i pick it up at the liquorstore across from haunted trails on harlem!good stuff!AND IM YOUNGER!!

12/22/2011 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend's father, God rest his soul, had a great experience in the local White Castle.

Late after work one night, he stopped at W.C. at 95th/Cicero for a quick bite. It was late enough where he was the only sober person in the place, the only one in line who wasn't swaying back and forth.

Anyway, the line wasn't moving for a long time, and he noticed that the employees were finally placing three large bags on the countertop.

The drunk at the front of the line said "whats this?"
The staff said "its your order, 78 white castles"
The drunk repiles "I didn't say 78 white castles, I said 7 or 8 white castles, I'm not paying for this."
The staff says "you already did."

The drunk then shrugged his shoulders, took his purchase out to the parking lot, ate a couple of sliders while sitting on his car, threw the rest into the dumpster and drove off.

12/22/2011 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 1975 two very good friends of mine after a long night of heavy swilling downed 100 sliders.
If they were serving beer back then no telling how many of those 12 cent one biters they would have devoured.

12/22/2011 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Twice during the Vietnam War I picked up my brother
And my cousin at O Hare field after their tour of duty was
up. In both cases it was about three in the morning. The first
thing both of them wanted were Mighty Whitie One Bites.
We could have gotten drunk on the spot , or looked for women
But straight to the White Castle. Despite all our jokes it means

12/23/2011 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was considering having my wedding there... wonder if they could serve some champagne?

12/23/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is alot better than a fish dinner, and a bottle of peach brandy in dicolas parking lot.

12/23/2011 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story...

We were going to have a Sunday morning after midnights get to-togethter and I went the White Castle just outside our district at about 4 a.m. in the middle of winter.

I am standing in line in uniform and I am the only one sober on this side of the counter. Maybe on both sides.

I place my order, "I'd like a case of a-hundred frozen White Castles please."

The clerk punched the cash register looks bleary eyed at me and says, "Is that to go?"

"NO!" I snapped, "I'm going to eat them all right here, could I get some extra napkins please."

The clerk winced and was shaken back to reality. I should have got the police discount for that.

12/23/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

the broad on the grill at 63rd and cicero had arms like popeye and a shaggy beard--- we used to go in their all gassed up and watch her flip those burgers like she was bobby flay--- when you got up the next morning it was like an ass explosion when you hit the head--- extra pickles and extra onions meant extra misery the next day....

12/23/2011 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man! Remember the "$5.00 will make her holler meals" at The old Ronnie's Steakhouses downtown during the mid to late 70's, early 80's?

...Funky Good Times!


12/23/2011 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you want the Thunderbird or the Tussin with your three rectum rockets?

12/23/2011 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
SCHLITZ ,very good,i pick it up at the liquorstore across from haunted trails on harlem!good stuff!AND IM YOUNGER!!

12/22/2011 09:19:00 PM"

Very good, my young friend.

By the look of your sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation and grammar I'd say about third or forth grade.

12/24/2011 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Spelling Police said...

2:34 PM

"People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

Work on your spelling of homonyms, Slick. It's "foUrth", NOT "forth"

12/24/2011 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Alas, the concept isn’t coming to Chicago any time soon, Richardson said.:

Too many payoffs???

12/24/2011 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and all orders will come with a complimentary plastic jewel shitbag to tie around your ass as ya walk down the street after finishing your meal.

12/27/2011 04:39:00 PM  

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