Thursday, February 12, 2009

If it's good enough for Michelle Obama...

A report by David Sarasohn yesterday on our local fishwrap's website details the local opening of a branch of the In-N-Out Burger of the east coast, Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Back in the District it is apparently pilgramage worthy, and Michelle O took her White House staff to one recently. Hand-formed burgers, and according to Sarasohn, awesome fries: "Five Guys take their potatoes seriously, not to say personally." The Portland outpost is out in Beaverton. Anyone been, either east coast or locally?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been to one in the West Village NYC. The fries were really good. The free peanuts and add on toppings were good. Burger was okay, but living in NYC, a better burger is about as far away as a sewer drain. This other blogger has been there http://guiltycarnivore.com/2009/01/17/five-guys/

Anonymous said...

We've been a couple of times. I think In-N-Out has better burgers, but Five Guys takes it on the fries.

Anonymous said...

Been three times. True east coast greasy burger shack. Fries are outstanding. Burgers a notch above Johnny Rockets and other top=drawer burger chains. Shames In-and-Out in my opinion. Best detail: free peanuts to shell and throw on the floor. Ugly place, though.
DOR

bb said...

Okay, I get it. I obviously need to get my burger loving ass out there. Can't wait for the fries! Thanks for the comments/insight. And DOR, doesn't "ugly place" and "Beaverton fast food" go together?!

Anonymous said...

Not Five guys, but a darn fine burger nonetheless in SE... Check out Nightlight Lounge on SE Clinton for their sliders. Nightlight may have a small menu, but they do it up good, with fresh local everything, and all free range meats. Not a bad cocktail menu as well. But yeah, I've heard of Five Guys, and have to get my carcass out there.

Billy Fangs said...

They do all the burger well done. You get no choice. It ruins them obviously.

bb said...

I've heard good things about Night Light. The only time I was there some drunk chick spilled a flower vase filled with water on me. Kind of tainted that experience. A good slider could heal those mental wounds.

billy...well done grilling, the killer of flavor everywhere. Too bad!

ChefBliss.com said...

I tried Five Guys in Beaverton. I actually loved the fresh taste of the burger but the service at the register left a little to be desired. I wasn't impressed with the fries, they were really greasy and tasted just okay. I'm willing to try again though because all my east coast friends rave about them!! :)

Anonymous said...

If I lived nearby, I'd definitely eat there again. It is not, however, a "destination" burger.