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Today's oxymoron: calorie counting at Culver's


We let the kid pick where he wanted to eat tonight in celebration of an accomplishment, and he picked Culver's, 1325 E. Capitol Dr.

I like the fast food eatery's Wisconsin roots, but other than that, I'm not a big fan, mostly because there isn't a single item on the menu that works for me. Sure, a double cheeseburger sounds great, but most of my metabolism stayed in the '90s and I haven't had a double anything since.

So, I ordered a large garden salad, low-fat dressing and a water. But here's the kicker: I find myself stealing a fry here or a bite of burger there and although I don't order my own ice cream, I offer to "clean up" my kid's cone.

I can't decide if this is sick or smart. I am, after all, consuming fewer calories than I would if I ordered my own burger and fries and custard, but then again, maybe if I ordered something a little more satisfying than a salad I wouldn't feel the need to snitch from other people's meals.

Something tells me my plate picking is rather annoying to my dinner pals, and yet, I cannot stop because, at this point, the stupid food games are working for me. Well, sort of.

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FAC88 | Nov. 21, 2009 at 7:53 p.m. (report)

Did you fall off the wagon when munching down that Kopp's burger when reviewing their burgers? I don't understand the point of this article? Lack of self control? Maybe I should blame the corner bar when I'm walking past, and I can't help myself from going in and getting plastered. I'm sure the writer is also in favor of taxing soda, junk food, and more cigarette taxes. What ever happened to people having the freedom of making their own choices?? Why don't you walk down to Alterra in your neighborhood and I'm sure you can find many items that might put you over your calorie counter as well. How about some personal responsibility here?

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junkcafe | Nov. 20, 2009 at 1:42 p.m. (report)

Sometimes, it's good to treat yourself without doing arithmetic ;D As for nibbling off someone else' meal, that's a topic for another post. LOL!

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sandstorm | Nov. 19, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. (report)

"calorie counting at Culver's" is not an oxymoron.

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phocus | Nov. 18, 2009 at 9:34 p.m. (report)

The roasted chicken sandwich is a nice non-fried choice. It comes with lettuce & tomato and no dressing. Replace fries with slaw or green beans and you're doing OK. Now if I can only leave without a custard oreo sandwich.

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CreativeCarmen | Nov. 18, 2009 at 7:59 p.m. (report)

I think a treat every once in awhile is a good thing even for those who's metabolism stayed in the '90's

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