PAUL AND SAM GO TO WHITE CASTLE: A LATE-NIGHT CULINARY REVIEW
White Castle is known to cure hangovers, late-night hunger, and Zika virus.
This visit took place at 1:00 AM on Queens Boulevard in NYC.
When 7-Eleven is across the street you’ve reached nirvana.
Al fresco dining options.
Sliders are their thing.
You can select a la carte options such as chicken and waffle sliders, fish nibblers with onion rings, or fried cheese curds.
This is Sam Ita, renowned graphic novelist and paper engineer. It took a lot of convincing to get him to go to White Castle, that is, until I proposed the idea of him reenacting the role of Kumar.
Bathroom visits come with concierge services.
I chose the prix fixe: a 10-sack with fried cheese curds and a Diet Coke.
The legendary White Castle slider in all of its nude, tanned glory.
Here’s what’s under the hood: a square hamburger patty, American cheese, itty-bitty onions, pickles, and ketchup.
I created a five-stack.
This looks huge but its looks—like its taste—are deceiving.
The fried cheese curd masticated like chewing gum.
Had we been able to recreate the car chases and arbitrary appearances of Neal Patrick Harris from Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, I would’ve awarded three Michelin stars to this joint. Instead the only thing that comes to mind is a resilient New York saying: “never forget”—because never again.
42-2 Queens Blvd.
Sunnyside, NY 11104