Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

I AM TOTALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS

This is a poll about food.

But it's not about GOOD food. It's not about haute cuisine. It's not a foodie poll or a gourmet poll. It's not a poll about even the approximations of good food that a lot of us make at home. It's about crappy junk food. If you never eat crappy junk food, or you like to pretend you never eat it, please be encouraged to skip this poll.

There is a theory, in most cuisines both high and low, that certain things "go" with other things: Steak goes with potatoes. Soup goes with salad. White wine goes with fish. Pasta, inexplicably, goes with bread.

What is less discussed, but still noted by me, is that this theory extends downward -- that for whatever reason, be it childhood association, quirk of the taste buds, or highly complex high-and-low theory -- many people of my acquaintance believe that certain beverages and sides "go" with even street-corner junk food. That is, while they will always order fries and a Coke with a burger, they will often order another and particular beverage and/or side when they get a different type of fast food item. I'd prefer not to say what these are for fear of influencing the voting, but I know more than a few people who will order a particular beverage when they get a particular type of fast food -- and will never drink that beverage under any other circumstance.

Now, maybe my friends are just freaks. Maybe this isn't any kind of cuisine equivalent of local dialect. Maybe there's no cultural trend at work. Maybe the vast majority of you just order fries and a Coke no matter what you're eating. But I aims ta find out. TAKE OUR TEST!

(EDIT: Note that due to my morning grogginess, there are typos in the poll, so assume that each food-type should ask what (a) drink and (b) side goes with that item. Stupid LJ and its inability to edit polls.)


Poll #442134 The Best or Possibly Worst Food Poll Ever

Are there certain side and drink options that "go" with certain fast foods?

Yes (continue with poll)
15(57.7%)
No (do not continue with poll)
3(11.5%)
This is the stupidest poll ever
0(0.0%)
This is the stupidest poll ever, but yes
6(23.1%)
This is the stupidest poll ever, and no
2(7.7%)

What side item "goes" with a hamburger?

What side item "goes" with a hamburger?

What drink option "goes" with hot dogs?

What side item "goes" with hot dogs?

What drink option "goes" with seafood (Long John Silver's, etc.)?

What side item "goes" with seafood (Long John Silver's, etc.)?

What drink option "goes" with Mexican food (Taco Bell, etc.)?

What side item "goes" with Mexican food (Taco Bell, etc.)?

What drink option "goes" with chicken (KFC, etc.)?

What side item "goes" with chicken (KFC, etc.)?

What drink option "goes" with Chinese food?

What side item "goes" with Chinese food?

What side item "goes" with a submarine sandwich/grinder/hoagie/hero?

What side item "goes" with a submarine sandwich/grinder/hoagie/hero?

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