Sunday, 19 August 2012

Texas 2012: Day -31

As I've probably made pretty clear already, food has been a pretty major contributor in my decision to go to Texas. Obviously I'll be in the heart of barbecue country for two weeks, and it's going to be awesome, but I'm almost equally excited about experiencing much of what America's fast food chains have to offer. This may seem strange - why would I go halfway across the globe just to eat some junk from a fast food joint, right? Well... I guess that's a fair point. But I couldn't live with myself if I left the US without having had some of the more crazy or elusive treats that we can only dream of on this side of the Atlantic. Here's a quick top five.

5. $4 all-you-can-eat pancakes from Denny's.

Denny's breakfasts are legendary for being available 24 hours a day, and although the Grand Slam breakfast is the marquee item on the menu, I can't resist me some pancakes. At $4, all-you-can-eat pancakes are a no-brainer. I can't think of a better way to start a long cross-state drive than with a belly full of maple syrup-coated pancakes and coffee. The Americans do pancakes so well, with a little help from their Canadian friends of course.

4. $5 shit-load-of-mexican-food from Taco Bell.

I'm a big fan of just having like, two burgers, or a bucket of chicken from fast food places, forgoing the usual sides of chips etc. So this box really appeals to me. A taco, burrito, AND some hybrid hard-shell-within-a-soft-shell taco thing, and not a chip in sight. Even room for a little dessert in there too. I'll get my hands on some real tex-mex down in San Antonio of course, but this should satisfy my long time Taco Bell curiosity and then some.

3. The 3/4 lb Baconator from Wendy's.

Yeah, that's right. Three-quarters of a pound of beef, held together by a load of cheese and bacon. I didn't look into the calories or anything, but I think it's safe to say that a 3/4 lb Baconator meal would round off your 2000 limit handily enough. And it's called The Baconator for fuck's sake. 

2. Every type of wing you can think of from Wingstop.

Wingstop offers ten varieties of wings, and I want all of them. You can get a family size bucket for just over $20 which already has my name on it too. Although technically not a fast food joint, I still want to hit up a Wingstop and just pig out on chicken wings for a night. Plus they're the official wings of the Dallas Cowboys! Yeah, the Cowboys have an official wings partner

1. The Double Down from KFC.

I'm sure everyone is aware of this 'sandwich' by now. Either I've blown your mind by explaining it to you in person or you've seen it advertised on a stream of American TV. Either way, this fucking thing has eluded me for too long. I first heard of it about three years ago now, and I've waited for it to be released in the UK but it never has. Something to do with induced heart-attacks or something. Probably. Anyway, it's exactly what it looks like. A bacon and cheese sandwhich, with chicken breasts instead of bread. Soon.

It's close to four weeks now until I head off and things are taking shape nicely. Stay tuned for more actual Texas stuff. I can't promise it won't be about food though.


  1. I thought the Double Down was no longer in production.

    I think I'm doing this, all this, when I graduate

  2. It may be discontinued, haven't checked actually. I'd be SO annoyed.

  3. I'll be living off Super Noodles for the next month. WAY better than your shite

  4. The Baconator is amazing.

    I got one a 5am when shitfaced in Florida and for a while I was pretty certain it's the greatest thing I've ever eaten.