Thursday, September 16, 2010

Five Guys Newbie No More

Well, I think the title says it all, hmm? I'd never heard of Five Guys until a couple years ago when I visited Weston in Baltimore. He had planned an amazing dinner evening for us, so we elected not to get hamburgers and instead had the french fries. Lovely memories: munching on fries while looking out onto the Chesapeake Bay...

And now I find myself in Virginia with a Five Guys right down the street and today for dinner I decided to finally see what the buzz is all about.

Now, disclaimer that I arrived way too hungry than I should have. I ordered a burger AND fries which was not smart because I had no idea that a "small" meant 2 heaping cup-fulls. I mean, the fries were delicious because most of them were the wiggly kind that I love oh so much. But really, I'd recommend sharing, especially if you are going to eat an entire burger. Luckily, one of my friends I was with, a native Virginian, wisely advised me to order the burger with only one patty.

I shall save my comparison to Blimpy Burger, an Ann Arbor favorite of mine, for another day however. No need to start a crazy rivalry. Contact me if you'd like a breakdown - if I get enough requests, then I'll write a follow-up ;)

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and one I shall never forget. As I sit here in my pjs because my tummy needs some recovery room I find myself more full than I have been in weeks. And that, dear readers, is a wonderful thing.


  1. I'm trying to decide if that burger is impressively juicy, or distressingly juicy.

  2. Haha - it's both! And that's what makes it so good.

  3. They still aren't as good as Boardwalk Fries, but it's the closest you can get anywhere else! I am so glad you are exploring all these parts of Richmond- you need to show me when I come visit...