Let's face it, sometimes you cannot help yourself. For various reasons, you try your hardest to hate a place, but something draws you back. It may be one dish. It may be convenience. It may be that you fell in love with the place before you knew any better. Or it may remind you of days passed (that you'd rather forget, yet still come back to).
Post your darkest secrets here: Give the place, the reason you why you go, the reason why you want to hate it, and whatever else strikes your fancy.
The Matador (various places but Ballard specifically) - Habanero chicken enchiladas - It's chainy and it is a major meat market where you go to be seen and that's not me.
Safeway - General Tso's chicken - Acquired a taste for this back in a college town where this was the only "exotic" thing in town. I refer to it as good, bad chinese as it doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is: bad chinese.