Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by WhattaGator, Apr 19, 2019.
Wasn't there one of the two right across the street from the business admin building?
I grew up in St. Pete in the 50's and 60's and remember Royal Castle with 10 cent burgers. They were pretty good.
I think that was the one where Cindi the Disco Queen found Jesus in the parking lot, and Brother Jed on The Plaza. Good times!
Before my time. My recollection was of Royal Castle was 15 cent burgers and 5 cent birch beers. Maybe the burgers were a little more expensive in Miami. One of high school classmates got a part-time jobs at Royal Castle with one of the benefits being unlimited access to the food. Within 3 months his weight went from 145 lbs up to 170.
What a coincidence! That also describes the first quarter of my freshman year in Weaver Hall.
I went to school in the Midwest for 6 years, wondering every freaking winter about how stupid I was to leave Florida for school. I used to visit White Castle a fair bit, especially when I drove a truck one summer in Detroit. I wouldn't get a lunch break so buying a dozen and eating them while driving was lunch. I had horrible eating habits that summer but lost almost 10 pounds, largely from rowing practice twice a day. I was able to win with a US gold medal that summer, however. Don't know if White Castle helped or hurt.
By the way, Publix has White Castle burgers in the frozen food section here. I tried them a few months ago and they do a fair approximation of the real thing. They come in a plastic pouch you don't open until you have microwaved it long enough which makes the texture quite close to 'fresh' ones.
So this thread gave me a Krystal jones, but none in St Petersburg. The jones isn't strong enough to make me cross the bridge
The farther north you head, the more prevalent White Castle is. By the time you get into Virginia, Krystal is nonexstent for the mot part.
I've never even seen an I-95 sign past southern Georgia that had a Krystals sign, but the farther north you drove, it seemed that about every 3rd exit had the White Castle sign.
On the long drive I used to make, I can remember getting a sackful of a dozen, then about 9-12 exits farther, it was time for another sackful.
They were addictive!
I haven't set eyes on a Krystal in nearly 40 years and don't really remember what it tasted like, just what the people there looked like. Didn't think they were still in business. I go to White Castle about once a month, usually on my way home from listening to a live band in the city. Must be three or four of them along North Avenue in Chicago on the way to Oak Park.
The next time I see either one of the two, I am stopping and getting some.
Yesterday I mentioned above that Publix has White Castle sliders in their frozen foods section. Look what was in my email from Publix this morning:
Who says privacy on the Interweb is a thing of the past?
In that case....
Hey.. did anyone know that you can get White Castle sliders in the frozen food section at Publix?? <hint, hint>