Tuesday, April 28, 2009
For the second meating of Burger Club Philadelphia, created by the lovely Jess from Fries with that Shake, a group of 20 or so meat fans met at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Center City.
We took up about half the seats available for dine-in, and the staff was welcoming to the sheer number of us as well as our obsessive photography.
Whether you're taking your food to go or eating in, your burger and fries are stuffed in a brown paper bag, the perfect vehicle for the the grease laden food you are about to consume.
I adore a little smokey bacon on top of already gut-busting sandwich, so I got the bacon cheeseburger (which at five guys is 2 patties, if you want a single burger you need to order a "little" burger) with fried onions and pickles, and added my own ketchup later. This burger was a hot mess, in the most delicious sort of way. The bun was toasted, the cheese was melted completely, the onions were chopped and fried to the point of melt-in-you-mouth sweetness. It was a damn good burger.
The fries are hand cut, the skin is left on, which is a truly admirable thing to do to a french fry in my opinion. Unfortunately, this order of fries was not as crispy as is typical at Five Guys. I chalk this latest experience up to a rare occurrence as every other moment I've indulged in a fry from this small regional chain, they were quintessentially perfect crisp french fries.
If you haven't had a Five Guys burger or fries yet, make it your mission some time this week. A little red meat does a body good, it does a mind even better if you're sharing that meal with some good friends.
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Five Guys Burgers & Fries
1527 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102