Results of the “
burger and fries” poll were interesting.
I’m curious if the answers are different for a very similar but different meal: a sandwich and chips. Any sandwich, hot or cold, with any chips (e.g. potato chips, corn chips, Sun Chips, tortilla chips, etc.).
I alternate about equally
I combine the two items
Something completely else
For this typical lunch, I tend to eat the sandwich first, then the chips.
Unless the chips are made fresh in the restaurant, they’re not worth eating except for one or two as a brief change of pace for the palate. If they are made fresh, I might have a couple more after the main event.
Substitute ‘sandwich’ for ‘burger’, and ‘chips’ for ‘fries’.
That will be an additional $3. Is that okay?
Depends on how messy the sandwich is. Very messy sandwiches (that are still hand-holdable) I won’t put down until it’s finished or has disintegrated. Otherwise I will take time out to eat some chips.
My answer is almost identical to my burger / fries response, except I don’t like chips as much as fries so they don’t play as big a role. The chips are necessary but I’ll generally stop eating them once the sandwich is gone.
I eat the sandwich first.
I usually don’t eat all the chips. I find them too salty. That’s a change from my childhood appetite.
I’ll eat a few chips with the sandwich.
The only chips that I still love are Cheetos Puffs. I usually eat them as a snack. I buy the single serving bags for a $1.25. I wouldn’t normally serve Cheetos with a sandwich.
The poll is very difficult to answer.
I generally eat my sammich first.
But chips IN sandwich can be absolutely divine.
Complete opposite of the burger-and-fries situation: I’ll eat (most of the) fries first before they get cool, but I’ll eat a sandwich first so I don’t fill up on the chips.
If a sandwich came with a bag of chips, I would almost certainly take the bag home to eat later.
I eat half the sandwich, then all the chips, then the other half of the sandwich.
I… I don’t understand the question:
A Gatsby is a South African submarine sandwich consisting of a bread roll filled with chips (French fries) and a choice of fillings and sauces. It originated in Cape Town and is popular throughout the Western Cape province. The sandwich is typically large and shared by several people.
There is no standard recipe for a Gatsby, but it is usually offered in a long (one foot or more) French-style bread roll cut lengthwise. Other breads used may include hot dog buns or roti flat breads, although a...
Wow… “I heard you liked carbs so I put a ton of carbs in the middle of another ton of carbs!”
BTW, I thought of that burger/fries poll when I braved going out to an actual bar (weekday afternoon, no one there). I remembered my opinion back then:
With any meal, I pick the one food that’s horrible when it achieves room temperature and eat that first.
I absolutely love hot french fries. Utterly hate cold ones.
So I got smart when I ordered and said “I’ll have the Brewmaster Burger basket, but can I get the fries in, say, fifteen minutes?”
(SDMB, helping us hack our lives…)
Or same idea in the US (at Primanti’s [from Pittsburgh] though I’ve seen other purveyors do it.) Though we 'd, of course, call those fries and not chips.