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23 April 2009 @ 09:27 am
Cheeseburger with a side of cheeseburger, please!  
So Jess over at http://frieswiththatshake.net/ started a Burger Club that meets roughly monthly to eat and rate the goods at different joints around Philly. I missed the first one at Good Dog because of the film festival, but went to the second one last night.

Five Guys is chain that started in DC and recently opened in Philly. I've got to say that for fast food joint, they really hit it out of the park. Fresh, never frozen beef smashed on the grill, loads of topping options. I had a regular Bacon Cheeseburger (which is actually a double burger) and because that was so good I also got a Little Cheeseburger (which is just a single burger). I was literally making "mmmm" noises every bite. So delicious. And I particularly liked how the bacon was chopped into bite-sized pieces, making it easier and less messy to eat.

The fries were a little underdone, but that was probably just because there were about thirty of us showing up at once (a fast food nightmare) and they were trying their best to keep us moving. As my friend Dave said, we were pretty much a flash mob.

The only downsides were the prices (a bit higher than I would have expected) and the overly bright lighting, although the steady stream of classic rock helps alleviate the light to some extent.

Listening to: Lyle Lovett - "That's Right (You're Not from Texas)"
joelsd on April 26th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Wow, great that you had the 5 Guys, they opened up a few in North Jersey. Two within 10 miles of my house! They are great!

In-N-Out in SF is at Fisherman's Wharf, just take the streetcar from downtown all the way to the end, it's kinda hidden, but it's the only fast food chain they allowed at the Wharf. It is godly!

Let me know the next time you're in NYC, I have to take you to the Shake Shack. Disneyland-sized waits during nice days, but not too bad if you can eat at odd times.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on April 26th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Re: In-N-Out
Ah... I only had eyes for fried seafood when I was at the Wharf.

I've heard great things about Shake Shack, so yes!