Monday, February 02, 2009

French Fry Diary 11: Five Guys

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, wow.

These guys, these ‘five guys,’ are definitely hardcore. They are serious about burgers and fries. If you check their menu you’ll see that’s all they got and in very precise, concise and simple ways. You get four kinds of burgers, and two kinds of fries, drinks and condiments (and maybe a dog or two for the non-conservatives). Keep it simple and it’ll always be good.

The burgers are good, always well done, and always tasty. The patties are all the same and if you get a large, you actually get two patties which is a nice change of pace. But as usual, what we’re here to talk about is the favorite fried food.

Five Guys fries are natural cuts, cut fresh every day from potatoes delivered weekly from different places in potato country. Most of the time – as with anything this depends on who’s working the fry station – they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the prerequisite of all good fries. You’ll need to get two orders if you’re ordering to go or you won’t have any when you get home. These are definitely eat as you drive fries.

The crowning moment for Five Guys in this French fry aficionado’s opinion comes the second after the Styrofoam cup of fries has been placed in your brown paper order bag. The fry cook will take one more metal scoop of fries and drop it right into the bag. Yeah, you heard me, another heaping scoop of fries on top of what you already ordered. Does it get much better than that really?


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