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Sandwich Monday: San Francisco Edition

by Eva Wolchover
May 24, 2010

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Natalie makes her own 2x2 using patties from the 4x4. Eva tries the 4x4 burger. Animal Style Fries

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Eva Wolchover

The main disadvantage of living somewhere other than the West Coast is limited access to In-N-Out Burger. On a recent trip to San Francisco, my sister Natalie took me to the only one in town to try their famous and not-so-secret menu. In case of emergency, and because it would be funny to horrify him, we brought along our doctor friend, Bill Moore.

I ordered the '4x4', a burger with four meat patties. This may seem like a lot, but they also offer a '100x100'. Natalie went for the 'Grilled Cheese', a bun with no meat but with several times the cheese. We split 'Animal Style Fries'. That's basically fries covered with a pile of melted American cheese, onions and some kind of salad dressing, maybe Russian. Dr. Bill just ordered a cheeseburger.

Natalie, as she bites into her 'grilled cheese': Hmm, this burger needs a burger.

Eva: Well, since I can't actually fit mine in my mouth, you can have some of my meat.

[Eva takes 2 beef patties from her '4x4', gives them to Natalie, who adds them to her grilled cheese, thereby making 2 '2x2's'. DIY!]

Natalie: We all ordered Diet Cokes.

Bill: That means we don't have to feel guilty about any of this, except for the fries.

Natalie: These fries seem to be covered in some sort of American cheese reduction.

Eva: I didn't know you could reduce American cheese. It's the lowest thing.

Bill: When you reduce American cheese, you get America.





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