Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Santa Barbara from Goleta IN-N-OUT
When we move about California during the day, our primary source of food is IN-N-OUT BURGER.  What can I say?  You either love them or you don't.  They are freshly made with a hamburger (albeit very thin), a red tomato slice, a sweet onion slice (extra for us), a crispy, crunchy, hunk of green lettuce, and the ubiquitous sauce in a warm bun.  My limit is one a day.

For those who have never heard of this fast food joint, check out the link.  It is the only place I know of that has a secret menu.  Basically the menu is cheeseburger, hamburger, or double cheeseburger, fries, three kinds of shakes, and an assortment of help yourself drinks.  If you look around at other folks' choices, you will see some things not on the menu.  You have to know when ordering.

I love the fact that IN-N-Out started in the year in which I was born.  They have always used fresh ingredients; used only healthy methods of preparation; and always presented their food in paper products.  It is the only place I know of where you can make an "Arnold Palmer" to suit your own taste with fresh lemons on the side.

IN-N-OUT is privately owned and employs a lot of people because they are busy. Parking can be a problem at lunch time.  You can only find them in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.  They are more trouble to find than Trader Joes. Fortunately, they give away locator maps to us fanatics to know where to look for them as we go from place to place.  Sometime I should look up how many different places I have eaten an IN-N-OUT burger.

Atascadero IN-N-OUT BURGER Entrance
Notice the crossed palms and the ray of sunshine that points to great food.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I want to know how many you find! There is a new one in our area where they are so busy the cars are backed into the street! They have people taking your order before you get to the window! Booming business I would say. It started the year you were born? Really?