Five Guys Means Great
By Danny & Luannemail@example.com
Day fired up our hankering for a really good burger, and that
brought us to Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Huntington Station,
next to Applebees.
If youre going for lunch, be ready for a bustling, hectic
scene. We counted 16 employees behind the register working
to feed the hungry lunch crowd, and the environment was one
of wonderfully organized chaos. Dont count on a table
if youre staying they fill up fast during the
lunch rush, and be ready to improvise. Curbs, cars and benches
in the shopping center work well, we found.
Five Guys has open crate peanuts right by the front door available
for customers to scoop, crack and nosh on; act accordingly
if you are allergic. On a lighter note, Foodies cannot be
held responsible for any food comas resulting from dining
at Five Guys the portions are ample and affordable,
and despite your good intentions to have just one
fry, it aint happening. Trust us.
Before entering Five Guys, one must learn how to speak Five
Guys: A regular burger ($4.39 - $5.79) actually comes with
two patties sandwiched between a roll with all the fixings
your little heart desires; if its one patty youre
craving, ask for a little burger ($3.29 - $4.29.)
A regular cheeseburger ($4.99) with grilled onions, mushrooms
and barbecue sauce elicited an ohhhh wow from
our drooling mouths. The cheese, melted between the two patties,
was gooey and warm; the onions and mushrooms thick and juicy;
and the barbecue sauce mild enough to let the flavors of the
other toppings take center stage.
Our other regular-sized burger was a bacon cheeseburger ($5.79)
with lettuce, tomato, pickles and ketchup. Crispy bacon added
a salty, savory note to the juicy patties, cheese, crunchy
iceberg and fresh, quite ripe tomatoes, and kudos to them
for investing in the nice, red ones. The buns are seeded,
soft and fluffy, making a rather hulking mound of meat much
easier to manage.
The fries are enough to be a meal themselves, at least when
they shovel a second dishs worth into your bag after
you order. A regular sized fry goes for $2.59; a large for
$4.19, and either gets you crispy fries done in peanut oil.
The fries are crispy, salty and savory while keeping that
all-important potato flavor in the skin-on morsels. For a
NoLa kick, go for the Cajun Fries, which offer a strong, yet
balanced, cayenne pepper zing that leaves a tingly feeling
on your tongue after you eat em.
Beverages will set you back about two bucks per cup or bottle;
you have a choice of all sorts of Coca-Cola products on tap
or bottled water. Burger condiments 15 in total
are free of charge, and include unique choices like Jalapeno
peppers, green peppers, A-1 sauce, BBQ sauce and hot sauce.
We didnt venture toward the hot dogs which come
in traditional Kosher fashion, sliced down the middle and
topped with cheese or bacon, or both but another crack
at Five Guys should do the trick.
Five Guys Burger
350 Rte. 110
Atmosphere: Bustling fast food joint
Cuisine: Burgers and fries; lots of permutations
Hours: 11 a.m. 10 p.m., 7 days/week