Monday, September 27, 2010

Five Guys

Living in San Diego our favorite fast food burger joint, by a landslide, was In-N-Out Burgers. It seemed that wherever there was a Home Depot, there was an In-N-Out. We spent a lot of time fixing up our old 1930's English Tudor cottage when we lived there. Which means we spent a lot of time at Home Depot. Which means we ate a lot of In-N-Out burgers.

Living in Virginia, there is no In-N-Out. Our arteries were happy about this. Our taste buds were not. But then, along came Five Guys.


Five Guys is fast, fresh and fun. The burgers are huge and made with anything and everything you want on them. If you don't want to be served a whole cow on a bun you have to order the "Little Burger." BSD simply cannot bring himself to do that. He works hard to keep his burly image of himself alive in his mind. So either I order for him or he's forced to choke down a heifer.

The fries are made fresh from unpeeled potatoes. Massive 50 lb bags of spuds line the walls of the restaurant. One order of fries is enough to feed a small African nation. Half the fun is eating them right out of the bag.

While you wait for your order, there are peanuts to snack on. In the beginning, I swear you just threw the shells on the floor. But the floor has been clean the last few times we've been there. Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I was having flashbacks of drunken college bars because of the 80's music they were playing. Or maybe they decided shell-covered floors was not the look they were going for after all.

Since the Little Ballerina does not eat meat, she mainly munches a few fries, gets her groove on to the loud music, and creates "art" for the bulletin board. Tonight she was humming along to Carry On My Wayward Son as I amazed the ballerinas with my ability to sing every word of this "new" song.

In-N-Out is still our clear favorite. They have killer milkshakes. Five Guys has none. :( But since California is too far for a drive-thru, we'll have to stick with Five Guys for now.

Oh, and if you want to be treated like royalty at a fast food joint, just pull out your camera and start taking pictures of their restaurant. The employees will think you're a mystery shopper and will all come running to wipe tables, sweep the floor, and remove your trash. And you'll be profusely thanked as you walk out the door. You'll feel like a rock star. Even if you don't have an extensive knowledge of Kansas lyrics like I do.

18 comments:

gabe said...

Don't ya just love it when you know the words to songs like that. . .recently Drew heard Bon Jovi's song living Dead or Alive. . .and said, that's the song from Deadliest Catch! Oh Drew, I knew that song, long long ago!

{Amy} said...

Ahhh...Kansas. Love it.
We used to have a restaurant where everyone threw peanut shells on the floor, loved that....actually my kids would really love that because my floors look like that quite often : )

Kimberly {Yep, they are all mine} said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I love Kansas. We just got a Five Guys here. I don't eat burgers, but those fries sounds DELISH!

Corey Schwartz said...

Aw, we have to get Jordan and Little Ballerina together some time. Sounds like they would love each other.

A Mom Anonymous said...

I'll eat a Double Double just for you & BSD! :) Actually my little guy, the same one who after two bites of most dinners at home "fill him up" can put away a Double Double. I feel like I ate a balloon if I eat one!
LOVE LB's card!

sloan said...

I'm soooo feeling this one, Kim!! A Five Guys opened last year in the same plaza where I grocery shop, so it's a temptation I have to thwart daily b/c it's sooooo good!! You're right about those brown bag fries, yum ... ok, great, now I'm hungry!! How many hours 'til my Five Guys opens??!

Kerri said...

We live about 25 mins. from a Five Guys...but have never been there. We will have to get there! If it were for heart attacks...my husband would eat a big juicy (gross) burger everyday!

Cindy said...

Never heard of Five Guys before...but it sounds like the kind of place we would love!
Fries would hit the spot right now and it's only 6:30 am!!! What can I say, I've been up since 4:30!
Enjoy the day

Thanks for the Kansas flashback!!!

Design A-Peele said...

My husband and I LOVE five guys. Probably eat there every 2 weeks. Why is it so good??? by the way, my husband is in VA right now. He was there last week and this week.

Stacey said...

We've been talking about a road trip to the Five Guys an hour away..and now my mouth is watering at the prospect. Love singing along to the songs but I have a feeling the 16 yo would be horrified if I did it in public. :D
-Peace

Nell said...

Seriously dude, i am so so hungry now! I need fries!! xx

Bridget said...

i thiiiiiink theres one of these not too far from where i live- i need to go!

My Interior Life said...

Oh, yes, LOVE Five Guys. Yum. You're making me hungry. That song rocks . . . "Don't you cry no more!"

storyqueen said...

Yay! We have a Five Guys in San Diego now! (I went to my first in Orlando this summer.)

The fries are just too good. They defy believability.

Sigh.

Kerri said...

Hey Kim,
I use Picasa to make collages and to write on my pictures...they have lots of fonts too. The arrow is from the font windings or webdings...I just push buttons until I find an arrow! Most programs I think have that webdings font...the one with all the crazy little pictures.

serialswooper.com said...

You are SO scoring a free burger out of that post.

We have In-N-Out, too. Love it but my OCD seriously can't take the peanut shells all over the floor.

(Issues...)

Dani said...

If it has goodness like In-N-Out then I'm sold.

Order me up.

Liz said...

no joke, but 2 days ago my parents told me they just got a 5 Guys in my hometown! and we're set to fly there this weekend!