favorite at 5 guys?
- howlin Jan 28, 2011 10:02 PM
whats your favorite burger toppings there?what goes good together?
Copied from the 5 Guys Burgers in Calgary thread (which can be a bit unweildy to naviagate at 130+ responses)...
My wife and I have got our 5 guys routine figured out as well, and I'm much happier than the first few times we went.
- Little Cheeseburger and Cheeseburger.
- Raw onion (the grilled onion tastes good, but makes the burger too soggy)
- Lettuce, no tomato (again, brings the sog...or at this time of year the mealiness)
- Ketchup, mayo, relish, but BBQ sauce and mustard on the side
- Regular fries (find the Cajun a little to much)
- Split a reg drink (Free Refills!)
Key for me is managing moisture on the burger and keeping it together. It seems like the smallish diameter of the burger/bun make it a little more susceptible to falling apart. I larger patty or bun might be able to hold a taller stack of topping combinations?
The first few times we went I messed around with grilled onion, green pepper, mushrooms, bacon and/or BBQ sauce, but the burger ended up a sloppy mess. There are no show-stopper toppings (like a great fried egg, perfect onion ring, or awesome guacamole) so now I end up making a burger that gets sweet (ketchup/mayo), sour/acid (onion/relish), crunch (lettuce), creamy (cheese) and then lets the beef come up through the middle.
We went on the weekend to the one in Airdrie and I must say I wasn't overly impressed. It was a good burger (btw toppings I had were tomato, grilled onion and pickles) but nothing to write home about. Calorie and fat-wise a huge difference to others (A&W, Harveys etc) and that doesn't reflect in the taste. The fries were good but I got tired of the cajun spice have way through. The regular portion of fries was so big, I was wondering who can actually eat a large one. We shared a regular and didn't even finish that one.