Friday, March 19, 2010
Happiness is...Five Guys Burgers & Fries
As a chain of burger restaurants, I've never heard of them. As for word of mouth, I've not heard a peep from anyone. As for the ambience, it would not have drawn me in either, a little too bright, concrete floors, stark decor excepting for the red & white checkered tiles. How did I ever find myself here? I have been to several movies at this theatre and have never even given a thought to walking into this place. It was the aroma. That heavenly scent that hit me, through the tiny hole in the Box Office window as I was purchasing movie tickets, that's what drew me in. The nose knows...
I had a "Regular" Cheeseburger (not knowing it came with 2 patties) with lettuce, tomato, onions, lots of pickles, mustard and ketchup. The fresh formed patties were juicy and greasy (in that good way that burgers should be) and the bun was substantial but not too big (it did it's job of sopping up the juicy goodness). It was closest I've come to finding a burger in Seattle that reminded me of my all time favorite hamburger from Matt's Place, in Butte, Montana. Close. Very Close.
**I also love that they use local potatoes, and if you look up on the whiteboard next to the menu they tell you what varietal of potatoes they are using that day.