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Kolbe
11-09-2008, 11:14 PM
Because it was needed.

Anyway, I don't care about those "deconstruction" photos... I ate a lot of 'em when they were in my town and I'm still alive and-- oh! Sorry. Something in my chest...

Anyway. Alive and kickin'!

SilentSnake
11-09-2008, 11:18 PM
Well Mc my Rib and smother me in barbeque sauce.

Never had one. Never will now.

ArugulaZ
11-10-2008, 12:19 AM
I dig the Rib. I don't know if they still sell it over here in the Midwest, though.

Ruik
11-10-2008, 12:24 AM
I got one for lunch today. It was good, but not as good as I remembered it being.

BEAT
11-10-2008, 04:46 AM
I haven't been inside a McDonalds in over a year.

Oddly, I don't actually dislike the place.

Brickroad
11-10-2008, 07:38 AM
Does the McRib count as a sammich or a sangwich? I always get those two things confused.

Reckon I'll pick one up on my weekly Mickey D's excursion this week. I admit it infuriates me that this isn't just a regular menu item.

TheSL
11-10-2008, 07:42 AM
Its a disgusting mockery of all that is barbeque.

Dadgum Roi
11-10-2008, 07:43 AM
Its a disgusting mockery of all that is barbeque.

Yeah, but so is everything sold as such anywhere west of I-95, north of Richmond, or south of the Cape Fear river.

Brickroad
11-10-2008, 07:44 AM
Its a disgusting mockery of all that is barbeque.

I don't like real barbecue, but the mockery thereof is delicious. It's the only thing on the menu I ever order besides McNuggets and McCheeseburgers.

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Yeah, but so is everything sold as such anywhere west of I-95, north of Richmond, or south of the Cape Fear river.

oh it's on now

Excitemike
11-10-2008, 07:47 AM
Anyway, I don't care about those "deconstruction" photos...

Oh, you mean these?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/005-mcrib-cleantop.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/006-mcrib-cleanbot.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/007-mcrib-filet.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/008-mcrib-filetcu.jpg

Just look at it glisten. Only the finest mechanically separated pork goes into each McRib. And just a touch of paste for body and volume.

sraymonds
11-10-2008, 07:48 AM
You're making me hungry.

TheSL
11-10-2008, 07:48 AM
Yeah, but so is everything sold as such anywhere west of I-95, north of Richmond, or south of the Cape Fear river.

Slanderous! Kansas City is home of the best barbeque in America! Not that I don't still dig southern-style stuff, but its just not the same.

Also, I'm kinda biased having grown up here.

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 07:49 AM
You're making me hungry.

Excitemike
11-10-2008, 07:50 AM
"The McRib is back! Get one today before the FDA finds out!"

Brickroad
11-10-2008, 07:54 AM
THIS JUST IN: sometimes food looks kinda gross!

Man I do this dinner that's just ground beef and cream of mushroom soup with macaroni noodles. It looks like goddamn slop but it's delicious and I eat it by the bucketful.

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 07:55 AM
Man I do this dinner that's just ground beef and cream of mushroom soup with macaroni noodles. It looks like goddamn slop but it's delicious and I eat it by the bucketful.

You weigh either 140 or 300+. There is no in-between with a meal like that.

EDIT: What if you stacked fresh fries on the McRib? ohhhhhhh shiiiiiiiit

Dadgum Roi
11-10-2008, 07:56 AM
oh it's on now

Okay, I was unfair. You can get decent barbecue as far south as Charleston, although then you have to ask yourself why the hell you're eating barbecue if you're in Charleston.

Ostrich
11-10-2008, 07:57 AM
I'm actually glad the McRib only comes around once a year. I think the seasonal thing is really what makes it so good. If it were constantly available year-round I'd probably eat too much of them and either get tired of it or have a heart attack. Whichever happens first.

Brickroad
11-10-2008, 07:57 AM
You weigh either 140 or 300+. There is no in-between with a meal like that.

210, actually. I'm a little flabby and have a bit of a belly going.

EDIT: What if you stacked fresh fries on the McRib? ohhhhhhh shiiiiiiiit

I'm too afraid to try it. The flavor sensation might overwhelm me and I would never be the same.

Excitemike
11-10-2008, 08:00 AM
THIS JUST IN: sometimes food looks kinda gross!


To be clear, I do plan on consuming one of these at some point this week. I just believe in full disclosure is all.

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 08:03 AM
210, actually. I'm a little flabby and have a bit of a belly going.

worldview collapsing... blinded by... salty... tears!

I'm too afraid to try it. The flavor sensation might overwhelm me and I would never be the same.
After lunch, I'll tell you all about life on the other side of the looking glass.

marcalan
11-10-2008, 08:06 AM
mmmm...Pork like substance in shape of rib...glrglgrlgl.

reibeatall
11-10-2008, 08:10 AM
Slanderous! Kansas City is home of the best barbeque in America! Not that I don't still dig southern-style stuff, but its just not the same.

Also, I'm kinda biased having grown up here.

Sorry dude, but you're wrong. Texas is where it's at.

TheSL
11-10-2008, 08:13 AM
Sorry dude, but you're wrong. Texas is where it's at.

I always thought of Texas barbeque as less smoked meats and more "on the grill" style stuff?

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 08:15 AM
Sorry dude, but you're wrong. Texas is where it's at.

Texas brisket is the king of briskets, but I would be remiss were I not to point out the superlative barbecue in Oklahoma.

reibeatall
11-10-2008, 08:16 AM
Not as much on the grill stuff, actually; like, when chillin' with friends, yeah, but big occasions and really good resturants do it the real way.

Texas brisket is the king of briskets, but I would be remiss were I not to point out the superlative barbecue in Oklahoma.

This is all you will EVER need for brisket. (http://www.claudessauces.com/p_claudes_brisket_sauce.html)

sraymonds
11-10-2008, 08:19 AM
god now I want barbecue

Sprite
11-10-2008, 08:42 AM
The McRib is sloppy and disgusting and really bad for you and I've had one every day since it came back.

Brickroad
11-10-2008, 08:43 AM
The McRib is sloppy and disgusting and really bad for you and I've had one every day since it came back.

America.

Fuck yeah.

Kolbe
11-10-2008, 08:46 AM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/005-mcrib-cleantop.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/006-mcrib-cleanbot.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/007-mcrib-filet.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/misc%20t/008-mcrib-filetcu.jpg

Yummi!

le geek
11-10-2008, 08:49 AM
Does the McRib count as a sammich or a sangwich? I always get those two things confused.

I think it's an east coast, west cost thing...

I will not be joining you all in the McRibbing, Sam I am...
though I hear they are McRibbed for your pleasure!

Daikaiju
11-10-2008, 09:06 AM
I haven't laid eyes on one since it's first appearance years ago, during Bush Sr.'s term. It didn't really appeal to me then either.

Now the Cheddar Melt, with it's soft rye bun, cheddar sauce and carmelized onions... That was a sammich.

Kfroog
11-10-2008, 09:41 AM
when I was in elementary school they used to get us these on occasion as a reward for good behavior. I hated days when we rewarded for good behavior.

dangerhelvetica
11-10-2008, 09:45 AM
when I was in elementary school they used to get us these on occasion as a reward for good behavior. I hated days when we rewarded for good behavior.

We had those too! And I didn't hate it!

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 10:20 AM
Now I prepare to take my leave and head in to school. Along the way, McRib will be consumed, with fries layered atop its precious pressed patty.

I do this for you, Talking Time.

Dizzy
11-10-2008, 10:37 AM
Is the McRib even fufilling?

Usually when I venture to a fleapit like McDonalds or a pisshole like Burger King I take the biggest burger they have. Might as well get a damn meal and not a soggy shit sandwich.

Ruik
11-10-2008, 10:38 AM
Oh, you mean these?

pictures

Just look at it glisten. Only the finest mechanically separated pork goes into each McRib. And just a touch of paste for body and volume.

To be fair, food never looks good on camera. Those delicious looking <anything> you see on TV? Plastic and cardboard.

Bergasa
11-10-2008, 10:39 AM
I've never had one. I actually rarely go out for burgers, but if I do, it's gotta be a couple of Wendy's Jr Bacon Cheesburgers. Mmm-mmm!

dangerhelvetica
11-10-2008, 10:41 AM
I went to McDonalds today and they didn't have it :( The guy didn't even know that they were doing the promotion in other parts of the country. Guess I'll just wait for the Shamrock Shake.

blitzchamp
11-10-2008, 11:12 AM
Guys, you're not helping my diet.

JK Freshman 15 will never catch me

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 12:55 PM
Not only did they not have McRib, the double cheese and fries I ordered instead were greasy and cold and nasty (I can still taste it.)

It was such shit that I had to go for Old Faithful (ten piece and sweet & sour) to make the meal worthwhile.

When McDonald's is bad, it's the absolute worst.

Daikaiju
11-10-2008, 12:59 PM
Report their asses. McD's HQ comes down HARD on that stuff.

Red Hedgehog
11-10-2008, 01:01 PM
I haven't laid eyes on one since it's first appearance years ago, during Bush Sr.'s term. It didn't really appeal to me then either.

Same. Though in third or fourth grade, my friends and I thought the "McRib... Chomp!" commericals were hilarious.

shivam
11-10-2008, 01:02 PM
what the fuck is a mcrib? was it taken from mcadam to make mceve at the dawn of mccreation?

Dadgum Roi
11-10-2008, 01:04 PM
I was frightened to learn recently that New England has the McLobster.

Let's think about this:

SHELLFISH. From McDonald's.

Y'all are craizy.

Ample Vigour
11-10-2008, 01:04 PM
Report their asses. McD's HQ comes down HARD on that stuff.

I want to believe you so much. :(

blinkpen
11-10-2008, 01:12 PM
what the fuck is a mcrib? was it taken from mcadam to make mceve at the dawn of mccreation?

Fans of the burger will confirm this.

Daikaiju
11-10-2008, 01:31 PM
I want to believe you so much. :(

It's true. I had ordered two Double Qtr Pounders from a drive thru. I specified no cheese (American cheese is at best, bland. At it's worst, glue). I get home and both boxes have that special order sticker on them. And they both have cheese.

I fired off a complaint to their 800 line and got an apologetic message from the branch manager as well as his card and a book of $1 off certificates. I went back there recently and the place was running like a top.

Brickroad
11-10-2008, 01:35 PM
The only time I eat McDonald's is during the week, around mid-day. That's when the store's manager is likely to be on the floor, instead of some neanderthal shift manager. Friday afternoon my burger is always delicious and my fries are always piping hot. Sunday evening, all bets are off.

Plus the super-cute asian girl at the McD's near my office knows my order by heart.

Sanagi
11-10-2008, 01:51 PM
what the fuck is a mcrib? was it taken from mcadam to make mceve at the dawn of mccreation?
It was the original McSin.

Red Hedgehog
11-10-2008, 01:57 PM
I was frightened to learn recently that New England has the McLobster.

Let's think about this:

SHELLFISH. From McDonald's.

Y'all are craizy.

This is true. I was never brave enough to try one.

DemoWeasel
11-10-2008, 02:03 PM
I haven't eaten food from McDonalds in over two years.

Tomm Guycot
11-10-2008, 02:15 PM
I was frightened to learn recently that New England has the McLobster.

Let's think about this:

SHELLFISH. From McDonald's.

Y'all are craizy.

In Japan they have McShrimp burgers.

It's part of their "heart friendly" menu.

The logo looks like it's from Kingdom Hearts.

Dizzy
11-10-2008, 02:34 PM
I haven't eaten food from McDonalds in over two years.

See this? Yeah.

A real champion.

ArugulaZ
11-10-2008, 03:39 PM
It was the original McSin.

They serve the extra crispy sin over at KFC.

blitzchamp
11-10-2008, 04:51 PM
Plus the super-cute asian girl at the McD's near my office knows my order by heart.

Plus the super-cute asian girl

Plus the super-cute asian girl

Plus the super-cute asian girl


Excuse my yellow fever.

SEanEF
11-10-2008, 05:32 PM
It's true. <stuff> And they both have cheese.

I fired off a complaint to their 800 line and got an apologetic message from the branch manager as well as his card and a book of $1 off certificates. I went back there recently and the place was running like a top.

I have an uncle who works for McDonalds in Washington state. He's... a franchise consultant/inspector? (I don't remember the exact name) He goes around to various McDonalds and checks them out for inspection or he'll go to specific ones if the franchise requests the help. He'll basically go in or go through the drive through, place an order and then go over the experience with a fine toothed comb to write up his report and talk with the stores management.

We were touring around Washington with him a few years back and we stopped at a McDonalds to use the bathroom (not one he covered) and one of us jokingly asked if there was anything wrong that he could see and he named something like 4 things off the top of his head to improve the place, including the placement of the flood lights in the parking lot.

So yeah, they are pretty serious about their quality and image and your experience. Which makes sense 'cuz it's good business.

demonkoala
11-10-2008, 07:49 PM
The only reason I've gone to Mcdonalds recently?
Free food and coffee. Absolutely free. No strings attached. I had a few coupons.
I'm ashamed!

Brickroad
11-11-2008, 07:35 AM
Excuse my yellow fever.

Unfortunately I don't think she has a crush on me like my arabic middle-aged special friend over at Subway. She's just a professional and is very friendly.

But that's okay. What me and my sandwich artist share is special.

Sprite
11-11-2008, 07:46 AM
what the fuck is a mcrib? was it taken from mcadam to make mceve at the dawn of mccreation?

I don't think it's something vegetarians could understand.

It was the original McSin.

Totally worth it.

KCar
11-11-2008, 08:33 AM
The corner store by my house has fresh made rib sandwiches from a catering service around town. Never has pressed meat been so delicious.

I do not need you anymore, McRib. I've found someone else, and I'm much happier now.

I still have a weak spot for the value menu double cheeseburger. It's just the right amount of awful for the right price.

dangerhelvetica
11-11-2008, 08:39 AM
I have eaten the McDonalds lobster roll... and lived.

I was young, I was foolish, I was iron-stomached.

Brickroad
11-11-2008, 08:40 AM
I still have a weak spot for the value menu double cheeseburger. It's just the right amount of happiness for the right price.

fix'd

Sven
11-11-2008, 08:55 AM
I have eaten the McDonalds lobster roll... and lived.

I was young, I was foolish, I was iron-stomached.

I saw that when I was in... Quebec City? It scared me.

The best part of the McRib was the awesome BBQ sauce, which was SOOOOOO much better than the Chicken McNugget version. I don't think it'll be as good anymore, since I make my own in the summertime.

(What? I usually use only use half the grill for burgers, might as well put the other half to use simmering something.)

TheSL
11-11-2008, 08:57 AM
The best part of the McRib was the awesome BBQ sauce, which was SOOOOOO much better than the Chicken McNugget version. I don't think it'll be as good anymore, since I make my own in the summertime.

I can't stand sweet barbeque sauces, personally. You've gotta have at least a little kick to it or you might as well be using ketchup.

Dizzy
11-11-2008, 09:09 AM
Unfortunately I don't think she has a crush on me like my arabic middle-aged special friend over at Subway. She's just a professional and is very friendly.

Good man. You learned well (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=5727).

blitzchamp
11-11-2008, 09:36 AM
Good man. You learned well (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=5727).

I love it when you guys remember the exact threads I'm thinking of.

Wolfgang
11-11-2008, 11:48 AM
The corner store by my house has fresh made rib sandwiches from a catering service around town. Never has pressed meat been so delicious.

I do not need you anymore, McRib. I've found someone else, and I'm much happier now.

I don't know if I mentioned it, but: a few weeks ago some exploration revealed that there's an honest-to-goodness barbecue place a few blocks from my building, tucked away on a street I don't frequently go down. Oh. Oh! The fingers! They are licking-good.

Tomm Guycot
11-11-2008, 01:48 PM
I hate that this isn't available in California.

DemoWeasel
11-11-2008, 01:51 PM
I hate that this isn't available in California.

That's good for our arteries, Tomm!

Brickroad
11-11-2008, 01:51 PM
I hate that this isn't available in California.

I can mail you one, if you like.

SEanEF
11-11-2008, 02:20 PM
It'll probably keep.

Still be perfectly tasty when it arrives.

CaliScrub
11-30-2009, 03:32 PM
I hate that this isn't available in California.

I feel lame resurrecting a year-old thread, but the McRib is back in California! Well, in Southern California at least.

Tomm Guycot
11-30-2009, 10:00 PM
I saw one the day after Thanksgiving! I texted three people about it! Woo, can't wait.

DemoWeasel
11-30-2009, 10:03 PM
The McRib isn't even all that good, you guys.

Kishi
11-30-2009, 10:07 PM
I'm sure the quality has very little to do with the appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8u9h5Fei3c).

Balrog
11-30-2009, 10:10 PM
I like that sometimes you can't have a McRib and sometimes you can. It's not that rare that you might have a McRib though. You might say that the McRib is medium rare.

Pajaro Pete
11-30-2009, 10:49 PM
You might say that the McRib is medium rare.

No. You would never say that. Ever.

Dadgum Roi
12-01-2009, 06:33 AM
Yeah...to second/third some comments above, my area is chock full of killer locally owned barbecue restaurants, so I don't like McRib. The McRib is gross, and that sauce is really gross.

Bergasa
12-01-2009, 08:09 AM
I was waiting for this thread to come back.

Tomm Guycot
12-01-2009, 02:10 PM
The McRib isn't even all that good, you guys.

As if that were ever the point.

Sprite
12-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Awwww yeah.

This better be back in Connecticut as well.

Tomm Guycot
12-01-2009, 06:20 PM
The best part of the McRib was the awesome BBQ sauce, which was SOOOOOO much better than the Chicken McNugget version.

Holy crap you guys - I'm going to buy a McRib, a 6 piece, and then put the nuggets on my McRib.

Jeanie
12-01-2009, 07:04 PM
Holy crap you guys - I'm going to buy a McRib, a 6 piece, and then put the nuggets on my McRib.

For his next post, Tomm will tell us how the hospital is that he was taken to after his massive heart attack.

Sprite
12-01-2009, 07:53 PM
And then he'll get a double McRib layered with McNuggets and french fries.

Wolfgang
12-01-2009, 08:08 PM
Yo dawg I herd u like McRib, so we put a McRib in your McRib so u can McRib while you McRib

Tomm Guycot
12-02-2009, 12:37 AM
Holy crap you guys - I'm going to buy a McRib, a 6 piece, and then put the nuggets on my McRib.

I totally did this tonight. It was epic.

The nugget soaked up the excess sauce so it wasn't overpoweringly bad. Of course, it helps that I've found a McDonalds where everything tastes exactly like it did when I was 9.

Pooch
12-02-2009, 05:14 AM
I was waiting for this thread to come back.

But only for a limited time.

Tomm Guycot
12-02-2009, 11:25 AM
Seriously you guys. Do the McNugget thing.

Dizzy
12-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Maybe it is the McD's in my area but McNuggets come out like scorching hot coals and take a while to enjoy and LilSpriteX? Change that avatar!

pence
12-02-2009, 11:42 AM
Seriously you guys. Do the McNugget thing.

Would adding a 6-piece box of mcnuggets make this double meat (at least two meats!) or septuple meat (seven discreet meat items!)?

Dadgum Roi
12-02-2009, 11:43 AM
Would adding a 6-piece box of mcnuggets make this double meat (at least two meats!) or septuple meat (seven discreet meat items!)?

Don't delude yourself into thinking any of this is meat.

Balrog
12-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Seriously you guys. Do the McNugget thing.

I'm gonna do it. I'll post pics.

Tomm Guycot
12-02-2009, 01:01 PM
Don't use all 6. Good Lord.

Just row them up on top of it.

This displaces the meat enough that the patty will slide out on your fingers, and you'll then get to rub your fingersauce on the remaining nuggets.

StriderDL
12-02-2009, 01:52 PM
I have never eaten nor seen a McRib, but "fingersauce" made me lollerpants.

DemoWeasel
12-02-2009, 01:52 PM
This displaces the meat enough that the patty will slide out on your fingers, and you'll then get to rub your fingersauce on the remaining nuggets.

http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-barf.gif

Pajaro Pete
12-02-2009, 02:09 PM
I vote that we make "fingersaurce" a banned word.

StriderDL
12-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Giada makes a lovely pesto fingersauce, you know.

Pajaro Pete
12-02-2009, 02:30 PM
http://mealsfromthegirlinthelittleblackdress.files.wordpr ess.com/2009/01/giada-tomatoes.jpg

That's not pesto, it's the blood of the innocents.

Wolfgang
12-02-2009, 02:32 PM
Giada makes a lovely pesto fingersauce, you know.

See how the JOKE is that now you're thinking about your FINGERS in a VAGINA

Get it?!?

tdrumboar
12-02-2009, 04:54 PM
I've never had a McRib. I will EAT A MCRIB for this thread.

tdrumboar
12-02-2009, 05:13 PM
Holy cow, people are obsessed with this. (http://www.kleincast.com/maps/mcrib.php)

Ok, not seriously going that far out of my way for this

Bergasa
12-02-2009, 05:24 PM
God, Giada is so hot.

Kishi
12-02-2009, 05:27 PM
Man, all the vore people are coming out now.

Tomm Guycot
12-02-2009, 05:48 PM
Holy cow, people are obsessed with this. (http://www.kleincast.com/maps/mcrib.php)

Ok, not seriously going that far out of my way for this

Haven't you seen the Ribwich episode of the Simpsons? Not hyperbolic. And it's like a decade old now!

Balrog
12-02-2009, 06:22 PM
What are we calling the McRib + McNuggets? The McRibb, perhaps?

Kishi
12-02-2009, 06:29 PM
McRugged.

DemoWeasel
12-02-2009, 06:31 PM
McNabb?

Sprite
12-02-2009, 07:05 PM
McRibbet.

Tomm Guycot
12-05-2009, 12:57 PM
Had it again today.

McRugged PROtip - put the McNuggets on the BOTTOM, underneath the patty. This keeps the whole sandwich more stable and you won't have meat all over your hands.

Upside: Delicious to enjoy!
Downside: Less chance of fingersauce

Sprite
12-05-2009, 02:08 PM
Maybe it is the McD's in my area but McNuggets come out like scorching hot coals and take a while to enjoy and LilSpriteX? Change that avatar!

But whyyyyyyyy

Daikaiju
12-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Someday McDonald's Will bring back the Cheddar Melt. And then all will know true bliss.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2977270046_6e36795333.jpg?v=0
SOMEDAY

Dadgum Roi
02-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Friends, Romans, McRib fans:

North Carolina has come through for you. You're welcome.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/for/1589099107.html

marcalan
11-06-2010, 08:48 AM
It has returned! (http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions/mcrib.html)

Brickroad
11-06-2010, 11:23 AM
It was left here because the McRib isn't food. It's "food".

Lumber Baron
11-06-2010, 12:22 PM
It has returned! (http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions/mcrib.html)
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Daikaiju
11-06-2010, 01:03 PM
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ArugulaZ
11-06-2010, 01:54 PM
I just had one today, threatening the inner lining of my not-quite-fully-healed stomach. I could wait a couple more years for another, easily.

SilentSnake
11-06-2010, 02:18 PM
I just had one today, threatening the inner lining of my not-quite-fully-healed stomach. I could wait a couple more years for another, easily.

I dig the Rib. I don't know if they still sell it over here in the Midwest, though.

Looks like someone's frontin'.

ChefCthulhu
11-06-2010, 02:44 PM
I've eaten like 5 of them since they returned. Every bit brings me back 11 years to when I worked at McDonalds when they were discontinued. It's been really awesome! I know it's not quality food but as a food that takes me back to High School it's AWESOME!

Sigma
11-06-2010, 02:55 PM
"The McRib, like herpes can lay dormant for years and then come back when you least expect it."

Nodal
11-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Lets be honest here. They came back because there's a lot worse than them on the McDonald's menu now.

ArugulaZ
11-06-2010, 07:07 PM
Looks like someone's frontin'.

I thought I dug the Rib, which is why I had one today. Turns out my appetite for the sandwich was fueled by nostalgia and temporary availability. It's very unambitious as sandwiches go; so processed and artificial it looks like it should be hanging on a shelf in a toy aisle next to the G.I. Joe action figures.
I could buy a pulled pork sandwich over at a nearby pub and have a much more satisfying meal without all that pain in the ass walking.

Now what I'd like McDonald's to do is bring back the Arch Deluxe, a sandwich I thought was the bomb back in the 1990s. That could just be my mind playing tricks on me too, but I remember it being a higher class sandwich than anything else they were serving at the time. However, since it's only being sold in Australia now (as the McFeast) and the recipe has likely changed since 1996 I guess I'll never know for sure.

EDIT: The McFeast is NOT sold in Australia... it was replaced with their equivalent of the Big 'n Nasty, the sandwich which killed OUR Arch Deluxe here in the States. Oh, the humanity!

TheSL
11-06-2010, 09:52 PM
The McRib is a travesty and makes me sad that it even goes on sale in Kansas City when there are so many better options for actual ribs. Protip: If you want ribs on a sandwich you order burnt ends.

Posaune
11-07-2010, 01:38 AM
Holy fuck do I want a Kansas City burnt ends sandwich jesus god

R^2
11-07-2010, 08:17 AM
I'm going to go get two McRibs with cheese and some fries.

I'm going to disassemble the two sandwiches, take one slab of processed pseudomeat and pile on the fries, slather in ketchup or barbeque sauce I guess, and top with the other slab.

Ta-da! McRib Double Down.

Paul le Fou
11-07-2010, 06:55 PM
I wonder if they have the McRib here in Japan. I guess there's only one way to find out!

Rascally Badger
11-07-2010, 10:23 PM
I'm going to go get two McRibs with cheese and some fries.

I'm going to disassemble the two sandwiches, take one slab of processed pseudomeat and pile on the fries, slather in ketchup or barbeque sauce I guess, and top with the other slab.

Ta-da! McRib Double Down.

You'll never make it. It's suicide.

ThornGhost
11-12-2010, 08:16 AM
The McRib is not really a rib substitute - it's a ... McRib? It has no base in nature at all. It is a celebration of the fake, the processed.

It is a celebration of...us.

EDIT: 1000th post!

Sprite
11-12-2010, 08:21 AM
The McRib is the greatest thing. I'm going to get two of them next weekend and I can't wait!

Dampe
11-12-2010, 08:54 AM
I tried a McRib when I was in high school. The whole time I was eating it I was sad that I wasn't eating a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

Belmont
11-12-2010, 12:50 PM
I just hate a McRib. It was a'ight.

I think I'll try the double down with cheese next time.

cortbassist89
11-12-2010, 12:59 PM
I never understood why a bunch of my friends like the McRib so much (whenever it comes back, they freak out). At my elementary school and middle school, we had sandwiches that were pretty much exact McRib clones. (they were...McCribbed!) And they were pretty universally awful and hated so I never understood why the official brand got all the love.
This post McRibbed, for her pleasure.

Kishi
11-12-2010, 01:47 PM
I had a McRib for the first time today—or, rather, I had a McRugged (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=618422#post618422).

Sprite
11-12-2010, 02:11 PM
I had a McRib for the first time today—or, rather, I had a McRugged (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=618422#post618422).
And the review? Did you find it horrifying? Awesome? Awesomely horrifyingly awesome?

Kishi
11-12-2010, 02:15 PM
As you'd expect, the meat only tastes like actual ribs in the most tenuous way possible, but the barbecue sauce is delicious. The stars of the show are the nuggets, which evidently became crispy and delightful somewhere in the fifteen years or so since I last had them.

cortbassist89
11-12-2010, 02:17 PM
As you'd expect, the meat only tastes like actual ribs in the most tenuous way possible, but the barbecue sauce is delicious. The stars of the show are the nuggets, which evidently became crispy and delightful somewhere in the fifteen years or so since I last had them.
I think that the nuggets improved during the whole "let's be healthier now and make them out of all white meat chicken" thing.

Nodal
11-12-2010, 02:20 PM
I think that the nuggets improved during the whole "let's be healthier now and make them out of all white meat chicken" thing.

You mean the "Hey Wendy's nuggets don't make people vomit, let's test that out."

Daikaiju
11-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Y'know, Wendy's dresses up their nuggets in the spicy breading these days.

Chu
11-14-2010, 04:38 PM
I've never had a McRib before, but I want to try it just so I can say I've eaten one. I don't think the ones here have them, though.

estragon
11-14-2010, 06:00 PM
Chu: They have them in Japan, but like America they show up suddenly for a short period of time then go away.

Chu
11-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Chu: They have them in Japan, but like America they show up suddenly for a short period of time then go away.

D'oh

Paul le Fou
11-14-2010, 09:36 PM
The McDonalds here are running an Icon Chicken series of special chicken sandwiches right now. They had Fondue (cheese sauce), German Sausage (a slice of ham-like meat and good mustard) and are currently in the Diavolo (a spicy tomato sauce). They love limited-time offers and special series of crazy new sandwiches here. (I admit that it keeps me going back to McDonalds more than I would otherwise, but McDonalds is also a lot better here than in America.) No idea if/when the McRib will pop back up but I'm also not on the edge of my seat for one or anything.

Chu
11-14-2010, 10:38 PM
I saw ads for the fondue ones and it looked more like something that comes out of your stomach rather than what goes in. I didn't actually try it, though.

Mightyblue
11-14-2010, 11:16 PM
If you eat anything from a McDonalds that is probably truer than they'd like to admit.

Ethan
11-15-2010, 01:45 AM
Holy fuck do I want a Kansas City burnt ends sandwich jesus god

LBD_Nytetrayn
11-15-2010, 01:47 AM
Now what I'd like McDonald's to do is bring back the Arch Deluxe, a sandwich I thought was the bomb back in the 1990s. That could just be my mind playing tricks on me too, but I remember it being a higher class sandwich than anything else they were serving at the time. However, since it's only being sold in Australia now (as the McFeast) and the recipe has likely changed since 1996 I guess I'll never know for sure.

EDIT: The McFeast is NOT sold in Australia... it was replaced with their equivalent of the Big 'n Nasty, the sandwich which killed OUR Arch Deluxe here in the States. Oh, the humanity!

I was going to say this, but apparently someone had the same sentiment.

I'm even willing to compromise; they don't have to bring back the fancy meat or the bun. Just dress up a Quarter-Pounder with the right toppings, particularly that sauce.

Incidentally, you can still get the Arch Deluxe in France as the Royal Deluxe (http://www.mcdonalds.fr/#/all-products/product-royal-deluxe/). I've never wanted to visit France so badly-- or at all-- in all my life.

McDonald's has had a lot of interesting items which have been discontinued (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s_products#Discontinued_menu_items) over the years, though. I wish they'd bring some of them back into temporary rotation, as they do with the McRib.

I've heard good things about McPizza.

Incidentally, I miss the old BBQ Sauce and Hot Mustard for McNuggets. Maybe it's different in the States, but we no longer have the latter here, and the former reminds me more of Taco Bell's mild taco sauce.

I also miss the orange Hi-C, which was replaced here by Coke Zero. I wish they would get rid of that and bring back the orange, which is one of my favorite drinks. Nearly anywhere else, I'll get a Coke or Pepsi, occasionally something else, but at McDonald's? Almost always orange. Sometimes I would stop by there exclusively for the purpose of getting the drink, and grab something else to go with it.

(And no, I can't just buy it at the store; they don't have Hi-C here in Toronto {not even as branding when they did still have the orange drink}, and nothing else tastes quite right.)

It's kind of too bad that they don't include cookies in the Happy Meals any more. Stupid parent groups. Then again, they've been trying to suck the fun environment out of the place for years, and have been succeeding for the most part, so...

The grilled cheese, still available here, is at least pretty tasty.

And on the main subject of the McRib, it's not here yet. :( Hopefully soon.

Tomm Guycot
11-15-2010, 02:08 AM
Incidentally, I miss the old BBQ Sauce and Hot Mustard for McNuggets. Maybe it's different in the States, but we no longer have the latter here, and the former reminds me more of Taco Bell's mild taco sauce.

The BBQ never changed in the States! Bwa ha ha! But everything else you said sounds horrifying and strange.

Here in the Czech Republic, they are currently running an "I <3 NY" promotion with four New York sandwiches: Brooklyn Special, Soho Chicken, Wallstreet something or other, and...Bronx? I forget the fourth one. Anyway, it's two bacon burgers and two chicken. I split the Brooklyn with someone the other day and it was slathered in mayo. Like half an inch of mayo. It was horrifying.

LBD_Nytetrayn
11-15-2010, 02:13 AM
Yikes. I like mayo and all, but only in moderation.

But if you want some real horror stories sometime, I should tell you about Canadian KFC.

Nodal
11-15-2010, 07:07 AM
Your own fault for willingly eating something named after Brooklyn.

Kirin
11-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Relevant to this thread: Make your own McRibs at home (http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Make-Your-Own-McRib-Bigger-Better-and-Always-Available)

Red Hedgehog
11-15-2010, 06:43 PM
Your own fault for willingly eating something named after Brooklyn.

Unless it's pizza, of course. I mean, sure it won't be anywhere near the best pizza in the world that you actually find in Brooklyn, but maybe they are imitating some of its better aspects.

Tomm Guycot
11-16-2010, 02:26 AM
But if you want some real horror stories sometime, I should tell you about Canadian KFC.

In Czech Republic, KFC has no biscuits.

le geek
11-16-2010, 09:06 AM
In Czech Republic, KFC has no biscuits.

Thank you, Yakov.

Nodal
11-16-2010, 09:23 AM
In Czech Republic, KFC has no biscuits.

But you have the only reason to go to KFC - Potato wedges. Right? ...Right?

Tomm Guycot
11-16-2010, 11:32 AM
But you have the only reason to go to KFC - Potato wedges. Right? ...Right?

If by potato wedges you mean french fries.

and by french fries you mean McD's style

Parish
11-16-2010, 11:49 AM
I have never eaten a McRib sandwich, because I didn't understand the mechanics of having bones in a sandwich. But it's actually meat pressed to resemble ribs? Is that correct? The whole thing sounds really weird to me. How has it survived (even intermittently) this long? Is it the novelty factor, or just that McDonald's doesn't offer any other pork products?

Kishi
11-16-2010, 11:59 AM
There are real boneless rib sandwiches.

Sprite
11-16-2010, 12:01 PM
It's the "I ate it when I was nine" factor.

Parish
11-16-2010, 01:10 PM
There are real boneless rib sandwiches.

Not designed to resemble ribs with bones in, there aren't.

Nobuyuki
11-16-2010, 01:11 PM
There are real boneless rib sandwiches.

True, but they are rarely repressed to resemble an object that has bones.

Oh hey beaten

In some regards the sandwich is kinda good, especially the sauce. What kills it for me is the texture though. It has kind of a rubbery, chewy feel that's unappetizing.

Kishi
11-16-2010, 02:28 PM
Not designed to resemble ribs with bones in, there aren't.

If the McRib is designed to look like that, I can't possibly tell under that shroud of sauce.

Nodal
11-16-2010, 02:43 PM
If by potato wedges you mean french fries.

and by french fries you mean McD's style

You poor man.

cortbassist89
11-16-2010, 03:46 PM
I don't understand the "the sauce is great, the meat is awful" sentiment. Isn't it just McDonald's bbq sauce?

Why don't you just get a good burger and put bbq sauce on it or something

bdazzld
11-16-2010, 08:00 PM
If you don't want to find yourself in an early grave, try this:

http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1953

maybe with a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper or so a friend said, I like it the way it is :)

Kirin
11-17-2010, 10:47 AM
I think I've actually tried the Morningstar BBQ riblet before, and it wasn't half bad as far as fake meat goes.

LBD_Nytetrayn
11-17-2010, 11:22 AM
In Czech Republic, KFC has no biscuits.

...

That's... that's actually what I would have led off with. Not the Czech part; we have no biscuits here.

But you have the only reason to go to KFC - Potato wedges. Right? ...Right?

Don't have those, either. Only on odd special occasions.

If by potato wedges you mean french fries.

These, we do have. I think they're the same ones they serve at Taco Bell, which I guess stands to reason. Far better as poutine, or at least with gravy.

Speaking of gravy, we don't get that with our mashed potatoes here. You have to order and pay for it separately. And the mashed potatoes didn't even show up as a menu item until after the Famous Bowls made their way here.

Same for corn, actually.

Also: no grilled chicken, of any kind. They've had some here and there for sandwiches, but no KGC, or grilled Double Down. And when I asked last time I ordered, they didn't have anything grilled.

TheSL
11-18-2010, 06:19 AM
It sounds like there's no reason to ever go to a KFC in Canada!

StriderDL
11-18-2010, 07:30 AM
These, we do have. I think they're the same ones they serve at Taco Bell, which I guess stands to reason. Far better as poutine, or at least with gravy.

What? Canada sure is weird!

Kirin
11-18-2010, 08:24 AM
Nah, they have KFC-Bells around here too. Sometimes they cram in a Pizza Hut too. Last I heard they were still all owned by Yum Brands since they spun off from PepsiCo.

TheSL
11-18-2010, 08:38 AM
Nah, they have KFC-Bells around here too. Sometimes they cram in a Pizza Hut too. Last I heard they were still all owned by Yum Brands since they spun off from PepsiCo.

Also Long John Silvers.

Ted
11-18-2010, 08:41 AM
It's the "I ate it when I was nine" factor.

Pretty much, except it's a little later for me. Actually, when I was around nine Hardee's had just come out with the Frisco burger (http://somecontrast.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Hardees-Frisco-burger-is-back-in-kuwait.jpg). We called it the Crisco burger.

Back to McRib: Intellectually, I'm horrified by the sandwich, but that doesn't seem to be stopping me from salivating at this very moment. My memory tells me that they were pretty damn tasty.

Nodal
11-18-2010, 08:42 AM
The McRib kind of reminds me of those frozen rib sandwiches you can buy at Sam's, with the Sweet Baby Ray's sauce. Those are pretty good too.

StriderDL
11-18-2010, 08:55 AM
Ah, yeah I know of the existence of those. I just didn't realize that fries were on the T-Bell menu.

Sven
11-18-2010, 11:57 AM
Also Long John Silvers.

I miss LSJ's hushpuppies. :( But our Taco Bells lack a large amount of stuff that's on the menu in the U.S.

(similarly, our value menu McChicken isn't the spicy one. Which is immensely annoying.)

Speaking of indiscriminate deep-frying - someone out there must've breaded and fried a McRib, right?

dwolfe
11-18-2010, 01:05 PM
Nah, they have KFC-Bells around here too. Sometimes they cram in a Pizza Hut too. Last I heard they were still all owned by Yum Brands since they spun off from PepsiCo.

KFC Taco Huts (chicken/mexican/pizza) joints have been around since about 2000 or so. The smells coming out of them mean that I've never stepped foot in one. It's a bad, bad combination, guys.

LBD_Nytetrayn
11-19-2010, 06:28 AM
Also Long John Silvers.

I wish we had those here. Or Captain D's.

Funny enough, though, there's some sort of Pepsi or Yum! brands office building somewhere around which actually does some LJS stuff...

I miss LSJ's hushpuppies. :( But our Taco Bells lack a large amount of stuff that's on the menu in the U.S.

Oh? I don't get to these often, but I don't recall seeing much disparity. What are we lacking?

As for McRib, I sometimes like to get a different version at Subway. Pick a bread, get a rib patty, BBQ sauce, pickles, and I can't eat onions, so I'm set.

Problem is, not all Subways carry the rib patties.

Ample Vigour
11-19-2010, 06:59 AM
Fuck it, McRib for lunch.

You know, McRib is one of the earliest examples of molecular gastronomy. Look upon the protein glue, ye foodies, and despair.

Dizzy
11-19-2010, 07:11 AM
Don't do it Ample! Run to the nearest Wal-Mart and buy some protein chocobo bars!

Ample Vigour
11-19-2010, 10:11 AM
Don't do it Ample! Run to the nearest Wal-Mart and buy some protein chocobo bars!

There's a Smoothie King out by our offices that has emu jerky. I've never had the enthusiasm to risk $4 for one.

Kishi
11-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Didn't Sandow eat three emus a day? I feel like you're letting down the team, here.

Ample Vigour
11-19-2010, 11:03 AM
Didn't Sandow eat three emus a day? I feel like you're letting down the team, here.

Your words cut me to the quick; there will be no McRib today.

Nobuyuki
11-19-2010, 01:32 PM
The great thing about the McRib is that, unless I specifically go looking for it, I never have to see it before the finished state. I've seen the rib things at Subway before but they're always stacked up in a bin, dry and pallid and generally nasty. They could be incredible but I don't want to see them until they're ready to go.

StriderDL
11-22-2010, 09:45 AM
So hey, I had one of these the other day for the first time.

It was kind of bland. Would not do again.

Ted
11-22-2010, 11:31 AM
So hey, I had one of these the other day for the first time.

It was kind of bland. Would not do again.

Hmm, things must have changed in the past twelve or so years since I've last had one. Back then it was a tasty treat that you shouldn't eat.

Belmont
11-24-2010, 02:59 PM
I think I'll try the double down with cheese next time.

The double down defeated me. I couldn't finish it and I felt entirely too full and bloated afterwards.

Luana
11-24-2010, 06:00 PM
If you don't want to find yourself in an early grave, try this:

http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1953

maybe with a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper or so a friend said, I like it the way it is :)

I think I'm going to have to pick these up, since I really don't want to risk eating a McRib.

cortbassist89
12-02-2010, 09:55 PM
The double down defeated me. I couldn't finish it and I felt entirely too full and bloated afterwards.
Eh the double down ain't no thang. Now, the Triple Baconator from Wendy's?

THAT thing is a mountain to be climbed.

LBD_Nytetrayn
12-03-2010, 01:27 AM
I hear that an egg contains more cholesterol than a Double Down.

TheSL
12-03-2010, 06:25 AM
I hear that an egg contains more cholesterol than a Double Down.

Clearly a fried egg needs to be added to the "sandwich."

Sven
12-03-2010, 08:53 AM
I hear that an egg contains more cholesterol than a Double Down.

The cholesterol isn't the problem, it's the salt content.

LBD_Nytetrayn
12-04-2010, 03:14 AM
Assuming nothing gets in the way of my going out later, I plan to get some Chicken McNuggets from McDonald's. The reason?

Cranberry and Green Apple McNugget sauces. (http://www.mcdonalds.ca/images/main_banner_en.jpg) I'm interested in trying these, with the hopes that the latter will be something like the stuff I had in the late 90's during the holiday season in NC. I can't remember what it was, specifically... some sort of apple-cinnamon thing, if memory serves. Nor can I seem to find anything on it...

Incidentally, I still miss hot mustard. I'm not even sure they still carry honey for them here (or maybe I'm thinking of back in the States).

Anyway, we may not have McRib, but I hope this works well enough.

Paul le Fou
12-07-2010, 10:17 PM
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