Thursday, October 25, 2007

five guys

five guys
what was consumed: jr. bacon cheeseburger (with extra lettuce, extra tomatoes, sautéed onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, and hot sauce), FRIES …

as much as a deny it and not admit to it, i am a so.cal girl. though not born in so.cal, i spent the majority of my childhood in so.cal and still consider so.cal “home.” as a result, i grew up eating in ‘n out burgers. even my father (who is normally less inclined to eat non-korean foods) enjoys an in ‘n out burger on occasion. and so, i have considered them to be some of the best fast food burgers … EVER.

before i came out to DC, christine kept telling me about this hamburger place. “yeah right,” i would tell her. i had in ‘n out – what more could i want?

and then (after many months of life here in DC) i finally consumed a five guys burger … and i began to think that there’s some high in ‘n out competition for the #1 spot in my mind …

now, there’s something about having a whole slew of toppings, in addition to the standard lettuce and tomatoes, to choose from as additions to your burger. there is no “special sauce,” as many hamburger places have, but that’s ok (especially for me because i usually don’t like the “special” sauce versions of thousand island – haha). someone once told me that the goal at five guys is to put as much stuff as you can onto your burger – ha! i do my best~ hahaha … i have yet to order a regular sized burger because the junior ones are enough for me.

oh, and then there are fries. YUM. even among crazy fry lovers, such as myself, the small size is plenty and will definitely satiate any and all french fry cravings! nicely salted, skins on – fries just the way i like ‘em, that’s for sure.

one more thing – at five guys, while you wait for your food (everything is made to order), they have boxes, boxes, and BOXES filled with peanuts. yes, peanuts (so all of you with peanut allergies, sorry!). while waiting, the peanuts are there for your consuming pleasure. but be careful not to fill up on peanuts! the burgers and fries are what you should be waiting for (at the same time, what is it about sittin’ and crackin’ open a few peanuts while hangin’ with friends? it’s a lot of fun at sporting events, but i think the only person i know who does that at home is my dad (he loves that sort of thing) … i guess it’s environment of gathering that makes it so much fun).

so now, i have my burgers of the west and my burgers of the east. YUM!

1 comment:

Sharock said...

i finally had a five guys burger in lancaster, PA. regular bacon cheeseburger with fried onions and mushies. and the fries were insane. it was a bag full of fries. my fellow eaters also ordered fries and it a collection of fry madness. i still heart my in n' out more.