According to the Burger Doctor, the hamburger did indeed come from Hamburg, Germany. It was first given its name for the hamburg steak typically used between the bread. Then, the lazy Americans shortened it to –burger and added cheese. Typical.
We like a good burger but we LOVE a good cheeseburger. There are just so many choices! High-end to Big-Mac… Let’s be serious here, there’s In-n-Out, Jake’s, Fudrucker’s, Smash Burger aaaand
Then, there is Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Claudio has been workin’ hard and pumpin’ iron during the week so he can have a couple of cheat days on the weekends. He’s been eating protein, raw vegetables and a lot of smoothies. So needless to say, a burger is the ideal meal to break your healthy edge.
“What’s the hype about 5 Guys”, you may ask. Let me tell you, there is something special about this red and white tiled establishment. Burgers cooked to order with the classic toppings…fresh jalapenos, pickled jalapenos, just plain pickles, raw onions, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, relish, green peppers, hot sauce, ketchup, mustard and the list goes on! There are 2 different sizes of burger, the “Little Cheeseburger” which is 1 patty and just the regular “Cheeseburger” which is 2 patties. Personally, I stick to the Little Cheeseburger with pickles and barbecue sauce. But Claudio goes all out.
How can you have a hamburger without the French fries? Well, the answer is, you can’t. Five Guys orders different potatoes from various potato farms and makes them fresh. You can order them original or Cajun, we like to take a ride on the flavor train ever once in a while so we get the Cajun fries. They’re served in a cup, but don’t worry, you won’t run out.
If you ask me, what makes Five Guys so great is the simplicity. They do have other things on the menu like hot dogs and grilled cheese – which are both equally as delicious – but they all fall under the same umbrella of American Cuisine. So come hungry and dig in, you won’t be disappointed.
There is always more to come.
Claudio recently found the bottled Whataburger Spicy Ketchup in stores. Before we left for Five Guys, he asked me to bring my “big purse”, which I thought was odd but not surprising. As we’re walking out the door he slides the bottle in my purse so he could use it with the fries. True love.