Esquire Serves a Super-Sized Fast Food Feature


This month’s issue of Esquire devotes considerable coverage to the topic of fast food, with a round-up of the country’s best (In-N-Out) and worst (Taco Bell) chains, thoughts about burger joints, and chef confessionals about the last time they ate fast food. Our fair city’s culinary elite are certainly not immune to the lure of the gastro-gutter: Michael Psilakis reveals he ate at Cinnabon just yesterday, while David Burke patronized KFC a mere three weeks ago to sample the Kentucky Grilled Chicken. Laurent Tourandel stopped by a Burger King last April, and both Joey Campanaro and Charlie Palmer are no stranger to the bountiful charms of In-N-Out. Campanaro, too, gets in what may be the best quote about both Taco Bell and the fast-food bastardization of ethnic cuisine: “What the fuck is a chalupa?”

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 10, 2009

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