Who Likes It Animal Style?
Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un’s burgeoning friendship has taught us something very important: even people who have previously threatened our country with nuclear attacks are positively enchanted by the notion of good old Americana. And if basketball can bridge the gap between countries, imagine what burgers, fries and a shake from In-N-Out could do. Next time you’re entertaining a foreign dignitary (the new ambassador to Venezuela should be arriving momentarily, no?) head to the SoCal, the birthplace of In-N-Out (or one of the 281 outposts of this classic American fast food chain scattered throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Texas). There you can sink your teeth into a delectable hamburger, cheeseburger, or "Double-Double" (double meat/double cheese), with lettuce, tomato and onions (fresh or grilled, your call), and a “spread” aka a Thousand Island-ish dressing.
Wash it down with some fries, fountain sodas or an uber-American milkshake (that’s the stuff), and if you REALLY wanna floss, you can impress your guests with your intimate knowledge of the secret menu. That includes a 3×3 (3 burger patties, 3 slices of cheese), a 4×4 (the next step up from a 3×3, with additional meat and cheese), a grilled cheese, a “Protein Syle” burger which replaces the bun with lettuce or “Animal Style” fries or burgers. “Animal Sytle” fries have melted cheese, spread and grilled onions on top and the burgers are cooked with a thin layer of mustard, and sport lettuce, tomato, pickles, grilled onions and extra spread. If these items don’t STILL have your foreign dignitary singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” order up another secret menu item, the Neopolitan shake. Its strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream blend in such perfect harmony, how can it help but to set an example of how we, as people, can do the same? God bless America. And God bless In-N-Out.