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2013-10-08 01:05:56 PM  
Rome on the Potomac never fails to disgust.
 
2013-10-08 01:06:08 PM  
Came for Oklahoma Joes, left satisfied.
 
2013-10-08 01:06:33 PM  
Kansas City has been doing this for years.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-08 01:08:03 PM  
Gas station management/ownership is ideally suited to immigrant families.  Why not sell some of their delicious native foodstuffs at the same time?

Does subby prefer 7-day-old hot dogs and cellophane-wrapped danishes?
 
2013-10-08 01:08:26 PM  
Down on US1 in Melbourne, FL there is a gas station that just happens to have their very own deep frier.  And they sell a metric crap-ton of deep fried chicken, shrimp, fish, potatoe wedges, etc.  Nothing else prepared at all; just deep fried stuff.

Not very highbrow but the chicken there is pretty tasty...

7-11 is also getting more and more into hot-food service.  I could see them branching into a larger menu over time.
 
2013-10-08 01:08:30 PM  

Thoguh: Kansas City has been doing this for years.


What a turd. WaWa is where it is at.
 
2013-10-08 01:08:56 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Rome on the Potomac never fails to disgust.


I assure you, R&R Taquería is the very opposite of disgusting.

On the other hand, I got horrifyingly bad egg-farts from a sit-down DC eatery last night. Eugh.
 
2013-10-08 01:09:38 PM  
YOU fill her up, YOU brought her!
 
2013-10-08 01:11:47 PM  
My office gets its gas on Taco Tuesdays
 
2013-10-08 01:11:52 PM  
For some reason, this gas station is popular for its food.  I don't know why.
 
2013-10-08 01:12:39 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

This gas station.
 
2013-10-08 01:13:06 PM  
cornered the market....

www.washingtoncitypaper.com
 
2013-10-08 01:15:38 PM  
A few comments about this picture:

www.washingtonpost.com

1) I'm glad their kimchi is vegetarian.

2) The kimchi quesadilla sounds a little disturbing. IMO kimchi does not pair well with cheese.

3) Note the clever use of the carrot to denote a caret where they inserted the 'e' into 'Seoulfood'. Fun with editing marks!

4) They marinate the chicken in the bulgogi sauce? Intriguing. (bulgogi = beef)
 
2013-10-08 01:20:58 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: A few comments about this picture:

[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x402]

1) I'm glad their kimchi is vegetarian.


Some kimchi includes fish sauce.

2) The kimchi quesadilla sounds a little disturbing. IMO kimchi does not pair well with cheese.

3) Note the clever use of the carrot to denote a caret where they inserted the 'e' into 'Seoulfood'. Fun with editing marks!

4) They marinate the chicken in the bulgogi sauce? Intriguing. (bulgogi = beef)


I think by "bulgogi sauce" they mean the generic soy-garlic-pepper marinade.
Also "Dak bulgogi" can refer to chicken cooked in the same method.  Eymologically, bulgogi = "fire meat"
 
2013-10-08 01:21:21 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: A few comments about this picture:



1) I'm glad their kimchi is vegetarian.

2) The kimchi quesadilla sounds a little disturbing. IMO kimchi does not pair well with cheese.

3) Note the clever use of the carrot to denote a caret where they inserted the 'e' into 'Seoulfood'. Fun with editing marks!

4) They marinate the chicken in the bulgogi sauce? Intriguing. (bulgogi = beef)


Why not. Beef fat is added to lots of stuff to make it better. Like fries.
 
2013-10-08 01:23:06 PM  

johnny_vegas: cornered the market....

[www.washingtoncitypaper.com image 500x375]


No, that's explosive diarrhea.  A little different from gas.
 
2013-10-08 01:24:47 PM  
I had a Ruben at the Corned Beef King, before he moved inside. It was one of the best I've ever had.
 
2013-10-08 01:29:04 PM  
astroluxe.com
 
2013-10-08 01:29:59 PM  
FrancoFile:
Eymologically, bulgogi = "fire meat"

Practically, bulgogi = "fire in anus"
 
2013-10-08 01:30:43 PM  
Sign: Food, Lodging.
"What about gas?"
"That comes with the food."
 
2013-10-08 01:35:00 PM  
Gas? O'rly?

memedepot.com
 
2013-10-08 01:37:52 PM  

FrancoFile


Some kimchi includes fish sauce.


And I prefer it without anything like that in it, i.e. vegetarian.


I think by "bulgogi sauce" they mean the generic soy-garlic-pepper marinade.
Also "Dak bulgogi" can refer to chicken cooked in the same method. Eymologically, bulgogi = "fire meat"


Culinarily, "bulgogi" = "beef".
 
2013-10-08 01:38:00 PM  
They been doing that for years. Am I missing something about the DC area.
 
2013-10-08 01:40:08 PM  
Yeah, this isn't exactly new.

Most gas stations here have absolute crap for eating anything, at best you get bad hot dogs.  But there are a few that have great food, and have for years.  Some of the best sandwiches I've had have been from gas station delis, all the way back to the '70s.

It's usually sandwiches, of course, though there are a few places with other stuff; those usually also have a few tables.
 
2013-10-08 01:41:05 PM  
pmgdata.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-10-08 01:45:16 PM  
Known to rural folks as a TRUCK STOP.
 
2013-10-08 01:46:10 PM  
Ohhhhhhh, so THAT'S what the bigass garish truck is that's parked at the BP station in Rockville is. Fark me, I've been meaning to try that America's Greatest Hotdogs guy's stuff since the minute I heard of him (the wife and I are... encased meat enthusiasts /rimshot). I thought he had settled down in Gaithersburgh though. Now that I know the motherfarker is like blocks from my house I guess I don't have an excuse any more. He's getting a visit from me this weekend.

Truck, gas station, cart, whatever... who cares where the food is from so long as it's prepared in sanitary conditions and tasty.
 
2013-10-08 01:51:39 PM  

Thoguh: Kansas City has been doing this for years.



So has much of the country.  I love it when some east coast reporter discovers a trend that the rest of the country has known about for years.  I also love the National Geographic type reports on flyover country "this reporter has discovered that there are people driving pickup trucks who don't actually need them for work."
 
2013-10-08 01:52:05 PM  

stuhayes2010: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 443x114]

This gas station.


Love me some MTO. Fries are always fresh and most of the rest of the grub is half decent. Better than McD's and the like. my biggest complaint is the lack of an option for small amounts of condiments on my food. When they're running the two hot dogs for 99c deal, it's great, but don't have them put ketchup on the dogs if you plan to eat in the car, or anywhere without indoor plumbing nearby. It's ketchup soup with hotdogs and buns inside.
 
2013-10-08 01:53:05 PM  

DarkVader: Yeah, this isn't exactly new.

Most gas stations here have absolute crap for eating anything, at best you get bad hot dogs.  But there are a few that have great food, and have for years. Some of the best sandwiches I've had have been from gas station delis, all the way back to the '70s.

It's usually sandwiches, of course, though there are a few places with other stuff; those usually also have a few tables.



Shiat, you could pretty much say that about any restaurant. Many mediocre, some are fantastic. My wife and I make it a point to visit random strip-mall restaurants in our town, and have found some really great places that way that looked lousy when you see them from the street. So we keep our minds open when it comes to trying new food places. Found a lot of great eats that way.
 
2013-10-08 01:58:33 PM  
That truck in the article, Greatest American Hot Dogs, is awesome. They have rotating specials, like a hawaiian dog that has homemade pineapple salsa and fried spam and other crazy stuff. And their Chicago dog is exactly like a Chicago dog, neon green relish and all. I wish I were up in the burbs more often to eat there...maybe they'll bring one to DC proper sometime soon.
 
2013-10-08 01:59:37 PM  
Oh right, their website is http://greatestamericanhotdogs.com/  so you can drool over the pictures.
 
2013-10-08 02:01:20 PM  
Strangely this is a perfect transition to the future. In a few years when these stations will be offering electric car charging in their parking spots, people will stop to eat while their cars are charging.
 
2013-10-08 02:06:17 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: A few comments about this picture:

[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x402]

1) I'm glad their kimchi is vegetarian.

2) The kimchi quesadilla sounds a little disturbing. IMO kimchi does not pair well with cheese.

3) Note the clever use of the carrot to denote a caret where they inserted the 'e' into 'Seoulfood'. Fun with editing marks!

4) They marinate the chicken in the bulgogi sauce? Intriguing. (bulgogi = beef)


There's a restaraunt/bar in LaCrosse, WI that has a reuben where kimchi is substituted for sauerkraut.
 
2013-10-08 02:09:24 PM  
Clark Griswold: "I'm so hungry I could eat a sandwhich from a gas station"
 
2013-10-08 02:29:54 PM  

mongbiohazard: DarkVader: Yeah, this isn't exactly new.

Most gas stations here have absolute crap for eating anything, at best you get bad hot dogs.  But there are a few that have great food, and have for years. Some of the best sandwiches I've had have been from gas station delis, all the way back to the '70s.

It's usually sandwiches, of course, though there are a few places with other stuff; those usually also have a few tables.


Shiat, you could pretty much say that about any restaurant. Many mediocre, some are fantastic. My wife and I make it a point to visit random strip-mall restaurants in our town, and have found some really great places that way that looked lousy when you see them from the street. So we keep our minds open when it comes to trying new food places. Found a lot of great eats that way.


Well, of course.  My one rule with restaurants is very simple:  No chains.  And while I do enjoy fine dining, I don't mind eating out of a styrofoam box if the food is amazing.
 
2013-10-08 03:00:17 PM  
That second sentence is a curious (and completely unnecessary) addition to my headline.

I've eaten at Fast Gourmet, which is also referenced in the article. I was unimpressed by the Cuban sandwich, but the BBQ chicken sandwich was messily great.

/stubmitter
 
2013-10-08 03:04:54 PM  

dhkjhgjaih: That truck in the article, Greatest American Hot Dogs, is awesome. They have rotating specials, like a hawaiian dog that has homemade pineapple salsa and fried spam and other crazy stuff. And their Chicago dog is exactly like a Chicago dog, neon green relish and all. I wish I were up in the burbs more often to eat there...maybe they'll bring one to DC proper sometime soon.


Check out Bethesda's "Bold Bite" some time. They're opening a place in Union Station soon, if it's not open already. My wife and I are going to try this food truck this weekend, but we go to Bold Bite in Bethesda almost every Sunday.

Everything is awesome, and it's where I get my Chicago dog fix. I also love the spicy chorizo they do. And the burgers are some of the best I've ever had, particularly the "Bold Burger" (south American style - the owner is a south American chef).
 
2013-10-08 03:13:16 PM  

stuhayes2010: This gas station.


Sheetz is awesome! There's one in Chantilly (northern VA) about 15 miles from me.

It's the only place closest to me that sells those F'real shakes. I could eat my weight in those.
 
2013-10-08 03:28:17 PM  

mongbiohazard: Check out Bethesda's "Bold Bite" some time. They're opening a place in Union Station soon, if it's not open already. My wife and I are going to try this food truck this weekend, but we go to Bold Bite in Bethesda almost every Sunday.

Everything is awesome, and it's where I get my Chicago dog fix. I also love the spicy chorizo they do. And the burgers are some of the best I've ever had, particularly the "Bold Burger" (south American style - the owner is a south American chef).


Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to swing by there sometime.
 
jvl
2013-10-08 03:30:57 PM  
Meanwhile, in a scenic part of California which is awesome to motorbike to..
http://www.whoanelliedeli.com
 
2013-10-08 03:47:25 PM  
If they don't have fries and gravy it doesn't count.
 
2013-10-08 04:24:10 PM  
wishyouwerehere.us
Whoa Nellie Deli beat DC to it ages ago
 
2013-10-08 04:44:29 PM  

Inchoate: mongbiohazard: Check out Bethesda's "Bold Bite" some time. They're opening a place in Union Station soon, if it's not open already. My wife and I are going to try this food truck this weekend, but we go to Bold Bite in Bethesda almost every Sunday.

Everything is awesome, and it's where I get my Chicago dog fix. I also love the spicy chorizo they do. And the burgers are some of the best I've ever had, particularly the "Bold Burger" (south American style - the owner is a south American chef).

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to swing by there sometime.


Looks like they opened the second location in the lower food court of Union Station already, so you don't even need to leave DC. Their half-smoke is way tastier than Ben's Chili Bowl's, but Ben's appeal is really the atmosphere anyway not the food quality.
 
2013-10-08 05:35:50 PM  

mongbiohazard: Looks like they opened the second location in the lower food court of Union Station already, so you don't even need to leave DC. Their half-smoke is way tastier than Ben's Chili Bowl's, but Ben's appeal is really the atmosphere anyway not the food quality.


I'm closer to Bethesda than DC anyway, heh. And I think Ben's has legit tasty food. Mmm, chili fries and chocolate milkshakes. Excuse me for a moment...
 
2013-10-08 05:40:06 PM  
Gas stations with a fast food restaurant built in have been around for 15-20 years, at least in Texas, is this really a new thing other places?
 
2013-10-08 06:02:25 PM  

dhkjhgjaih: That truck in the article, Greatest American Hot Dogs, is awesome. They have rotating specials, like a hawaiian dog that has homemade pineapple salsa and fried spam and other crazy stuff. And their Chicago dog is exactly like a Chicago dog, neon green relish and all. I wish I were up in the burbs more often to eat there...maybe they'll bring one to DC proper sometime soon.


Ugh.  Now I have a sad, as no one does true Chicago dogs where I live.
 
2013-10-08 06:49:05 PM  
This is relevant to my interests, because I ripped a fart before a meeting today that was so loud someone on the conference call at the other office asked "what was that?"

I lied and said it was my laptop rubbing on the desk.
 
2013-10-08 08:07:42 PM  

stuhayes2010: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 443x114]

This gas station.


I drive past Sheetz signs when going between Chicagoland and the east coast every year or so... can't make myself stop at a place called "Sheetz" though... are the burgers good?
 
2013-10-08 08:18:06 PM  

Inchoate: mongbiohazard: Looks like they opened the second location in the lower food court of Union Station already, so you don't even need to leave DC. Their half-smoke is way tastier than Ben's Chili Bowl's, but Ben's appeal is really the atmosphere anyway not the food quality.

I'm closer to Bethesda than DC anyway, heh. And I think Ben's has legit tasty food. Mmm, chili fries and chocolate milkshakes. Excuse me for a moment...


It's "greasy spoon" type food, which totally has it's place too, and I enjoy quite often. I mean, Tastee Diner in Bethesda's food isn't stuff you couldn't get way better elsewhere... but damned if it doesn't satisfy the serious fark out of you anyway (and especially at those crazy low prices). Particularly at 3am while drunk, it's like the best food "evah".
 
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