A Romantic Dinner

Soft music plays in the background. A red tablecloth warms your mood. Candlelight flickers playfully on your partner’s face. And the smell of hot, greasy hamburgers cooked in sizzling onions wafts through the room. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a bag of small, square slyders served with a side of love.

For those of you in the United States lucky enough to live in one of the few cities that still host a White Castle, you may want to see if any of them are participating in their annual Valentine’s Day at the Love Castle. They take reservations. They have waiters. And they bedeck the place in colors of blush and bashful.

At least that’s what I’ve heard. I’ve never actually seen it myself, but I’m definitely lovin’ the concept. What’s the point of spending fifty bucks or more on some fancy schmancy food when you can hit the ol’ WC and fill yourself up for a tenth of the price? It’s a cheapskate’s dream, I tell ya.

Unfortunately I’m probably a thousand miles from the nearest one. Sure, they sell frozen White Castle burgers in the local supermarkets, but let’s face it, it’s just not the same when it’s not hot off the grill. You might as well freeze a piping hot pizza and enjoy it three weeks later.

So I’ll have to let another one of these years pass me by. I guess Friday the 13th really is unlucky. Unlucky in little, square burger love.

14 Responses to “A Romantic Dinner”

Tuscanystone said
February 13, 2009 at 4:47 am

Happy Valentines Charlie.

Have a nice cheat day whatever you and the Mrs do 🙂

Tusc 😀

Mara said
February 13, 2009 at 5:21 am

My fiance wanted to do that this year… I said maybe next year when we’re broke from the wedding.

Tom Rooney said
February 13, 2009 at 5:53 am

White Castle is just a few towns away. Thanks for the great romantic dinner tip.

Biz said
February 13, 2009 at 6:32 am

I am proud to say I have only had one bite of a White Castle and didn’t like it. But Charlie, Hannah loves them! How did I raise a girl to love onions?

Cassie said
February 13, 2009 at 7:38 am

My OB doctor sent me to White Castle when I was 5 days past-due, to hopefully induce labor. He swore that it worked for his wife, when each of his 3 kids were born.

It produced 6 hours of sporadic contractions and fetal angst, but ultimately was unsuccessful.

Meg said
February 13, 2009 at 7:57 am

What a fun idea!

Charlie said
February 13, 2009 at 8:27 am

Biz: Because you raised her proper! Onions are da bomb!

Quix said
February 13, 2009 at 9:32 am

I have to say I love onions! And I’ve never had White Castle…but it sounds intriguing!

We are cooking at home – I’m getting dinner made for me tonight which is a surprise, and I’m making cheese filled ravioli or tortollini with homemade pesto, garlic bread, and salad on the day of – the fiance usually does the cooking so it is a special thing! Nummy!

Jennifer said
February 13, 2009 at 10:14 am

That is so funny, because someone in my office is actually doing that! A bunch of us were just talking about it.

I haven’t had one before, and hope to never have one!

Charlie, do you remember Mom sending you frozen white castles in College??


Tammy said
February 13, 2009 at 10:23 am

Yeah, we have White Castle around here, but it makes me sick every time I’ve tried it.

Helen said
February 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Thankfully our closest White Castle is around 150 miles away, otherwise I suspect this might be my Valentine surprise. I did love White Castle when I was a kid though.

Sagan said
February 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

Mm. Tasty.

Happy Valentines Day!

Deb said
February 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

We stayed in and had a special candlelight dinner -just the two of us. It was the nicest Valentine’s Day dinner we can recall. No television, no spectators, just us, the food, the candles and some music.

I think when you eat that way you actually LOSE weight – what do you think?

Bet said
February 18, 2009 at 8:33 am

My mom goes every year and it’s a riot. This year, they had to take the last reservation because it’s so popular. She and a group of 20 went this year. It started with a group of cousins and now includes many people with lonely hearts (mom is a widow, so are several others). It helps make light of a lonely day for her otherwise (and gives us kids free reign to romanticize!)

Great post. Well said.