Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Today's Potatoes Are From Rigby, Idaho

Little cheeseburger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, and mayo,
a side of fries, and a Cherry Coke, Five Guys, Silver Spring, MD.


Having lived in California and eaten at In-n-Out Burger, it's a thrill to find a fair equivalent to the aforementioned. Welcome to Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries! These guys make a fabulous burger and rockin' fries. What would make this joint 100% perfect would be if they'd add milk shakes to the menu, but hey, you can't have everything. This burger, which soon found its way to my stomach, was cooked at Five Guys' newest franchise in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Five Guys was started in 1986 by--well, five guys--who wanted to make good, quality burgers and fries. The Washington Post calls Five Guys' "the Willy Wonkas of burgercraft" and they consistently receive high marks in Washingtonian Magazine and Zagat Survey. For a long time, the only Five Guys' restaurants were the original burger stand in Alexandria, Virginia, and one or two other locations in the D.C. area. Several years ago, they decided to franchise and now, you can find Five Guys as far north as New York and all the way down in Florida to the south. They're slowly moving westward, as well, with locations in Tennessee and Ohio. The next time you're in D.C., stop at Five Guys and have a burger. Oh, and the wipe board always says, "Today's Potatoes Are From Rigby, Idaho."

Be sure to check out this anecdote from my trip to Five Guys in Rehoboth Beach and play along!



Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential (Janet M. Kincaid, 05/07)

7 comments:

Lara said...

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Janet M Kincaid said...

Hi Lara: Welcome! I'm enjoying your blog--Lara's Welt--and plan to stop by often. Hope you'll pop in over here, too!

Regards, Janet

Gunfighter said...

Five Guys rocks... there is one less than a mile from my house!

Janet M Kincaid said...

GF: I keep hoping, with the economic development slated for Georgia Avenue, that they'll put one in closer to the DC/MD end of the avenue. As it is now, the closest is down at Howard U, but I'm not hip to the college crowd, so that leaves this new one in Silver Spring. Alas....

Gunfighter said...

There isn't a Five Guys downtown?

Inconceivable!

Janet M Kincaid said...

GF: There's one at H and 7th, or there abouts, and one in the National Press Building at 13th and F, but when you want a burger for dinner or on the weekend, the last thing you want to do is go downtown. We need one in upper NW, dang it!

Sideon said...

that. looks. so. YUMMY!

**DROOLING UNCONTROLLABLY**