The Double Dizzle
This article was posted by Bill McMullen 3 years, 1 Month, 1 week, 5 days, 19 hours, 2 minutes ago.
KFC finally unleashed their new Double Down “sandwich” yesterday - two fried boneless chicken breasts used as the “bun,” holding some cheese and bacon slices in place. The Double Down is 540 calories, with the combo meal weighing in at a 1030 calories or something - still, I’d class that at welterweight, compared to the 1000+ calorie Carl’s Jr. “Six Dollar Burgers” out in Cali, or the Domino’s Oreo dessert pizza from a few years back.
Anyway, that sort of talk is just plain incongruent with the whole point of this post! After hearing about the Double Down, of course I wanted to try the Double Down. Why would I want to eat such a thing? When people ask me that sort of question, as they often do, because I am just ‘that guy’ that goes and tries things like this, I can only answer “Because I never went and saw an XFL game and I regret it.” Meaning that, in some twisted way, the dumb shit is never around long, and if you want to try it, you gotta go try it before it fades into obscurity. To find a Double Down, I had to trek up to 14th street - inconvenient, but KFC’s minimized presence in lower Manhattan is probably better for the collective health of the city, so I didn’t mind.
Ordered the sandwich, I was not alone - a few other folks were ‘experimenting’ as well. Took a long time to make. I waited about 10 minutes before my order was ready, time I should have spent doing jumping jacks.
Here’s a better lunch tip, courtesy of my friend David Mashburn: Try Torrisi’s instead. Incredibly good Italian sandwich shop on Mulberry street between Prince and Spring. David and I had lunch there one day, and I had dinner there the next. Excellent. Look out for the ‘Gato’ pork sandwich - it’s a special that comes around maybe once a week. I’m sure it’s near 1000 calories too, but it’s just a better way to eat it.
© Bill McMullen & 12ozProphet - Tuesday April 13, 2010