Monday, 5 September 2016
Location: New York, New York, USA
Address: 89-03 57th Ave
Date: Jan 2009
We went to White Castle and we got thrown out! Oh no, that wasn't us, that was the Beastie Boys. We went to White Castle because we had a craving. It wasn't quite like the craving Harold and Kumar experience in the movie Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, but we were hungry. Harold & Kumar have a series of misadventures before finally getting their long awaited burgers. We just hopped in the car with some friends and drove to the nearest location to pick up a Crave Case.
A Crave Case is a cardboard suitcase filled with 30 of White Castle's signature burgers. Their tiny steamed burgers made with onions and a pickle are the original slider. White Castle was formed in 1921 and was the first fast food hamburger chain in the world. After spending a cold, January day in New York, we polished off our whole case of burgers. They really hit the spot.
The movie Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle was set in New Jersey, but in reality the building where Harold & Kumar lived is in Toronto, Canada. It is located just a few blocks south of St. Clair West and Avenue Road. There have never been any White Castle restaurants in Canada so for the full experience you would have to cross the border into the United States. The good news is that some grocery and convenience stores in Canada sell frozen White Castle burgers. That means you could pick up some burgers at the Longo's near Avenue and St. Clair and walk down to Edmund Ave. You could then enjoy your burger in front of the fictional apartment from the movie. That is if you can also find a microwave first.
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