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Photo of the Week: One Random New Zealand Shot…

Photo of the historic Royal Hotel Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand which dates back to 1876. Also, in the background is Countdown, a leading supermarket chain in the country. It’s not the beauty of the picture itself that makes me smile, but the memories.

A couple of years back my best friend and I during a South Island road trip stopped at that hotel and ate greasy food and watched the Packers-Steelers Super Bowl from the downstairs bar. We were the only ones in the bar. 🙂 Many memories as well grocery shopping at Countdown, checking out all products not readily available at home. Banana milk anyone yum!

Greymouth, New Zealand, Royal Hotel Greymouth, Countdown supermarket

Who knew that one random New Zealand shot would conquer up some great memories and make me want to get back to New Zealand stat!

In-N-Out Burger: Yay or Nay to Animal Style?

I’m in San Francisco. I’m in California. I’m on the West Coast. One of the first things many people will ask to any of those responses is “Are you going to go to an In-N-Out Burger?”. Duh!

It only took me a few hours into my tooling around San Francisco to stop in the one along Fisherman’s Wharf on Jefferson Street.

In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco

I walked in and of course there was a wait to order… and then to get the goods.

In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco

Thus no matter what location you’re in, seats are usually hard to come by.

In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco

So excited at being at one again I wasn’t thinking and I ordered a Double-Double Cheeseburger off the menu.

In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco

You see they have an iconic status on the West Coast, tourists and locals alike flock into the restaurants and many of them will order things that are not displayed. They’re ordering off of the “Secret Menu”. In-N-Out Burger acknowledges on their own website that it is not much of a secret anymore. Checkout the Not-So-Secret Menu.

Just do a search online and you’ll find infinite listings. A couple to check out:

The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu (and Super Secret Menu!) Survival Guide

In-N-Out Secret Menu

The ordering possibilities are endless… 🙂

Believe me the burger was outstanding, but I was shooting myself for not ordering something “off menu”. So another day after tooling around in San Francisco I hit up the In-N-Out Burger in Daly City, a suburb just south of the city limits. Thinking about it more carefully this time, I ordered a Double-Double Cheeseburger again, but this time I got it Animal Style!

I got the burger with among other things a mustard cooked beef patty, extra spread and grilled onions. I wasn’t going to go anywhere near the 4×4.

In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco

The Double-Double Cheeseburger by itself was out-of-this-world but by making it Animal Style, while eating all I could say was “Yay”!!!

Double the In-N-Out Burger fun on this trip! If you’ve been there before, no matter how many times, get there again. You won’t regret it. Yay to Animal Style.

What In-N-Out Burger locations have you been to? What have you ordered off of the secret menu?