Posts Tagged ‘Five Guys’

Bunderwhelmed: Ranking D.C.’s Burger Bowls

A disturbing trend has emerged at the city’s burger joints: the burger bowl. In an attempt to appeal to carb-conscious diners, restaurants are offering bunless burger options served over a bed of greens. I sampled four of these nonstacked burgers and, sadly, none stacks up to a actual burger. And if you want a salad? […]

Molecular Astronomy

José Andrés’ Minibar is back and more expensive than ever. Instead of a piddly $150 per person, the 20-plus course tasting now costs $225 (before tax and tip). What else could you eat around D.C. for that kind of cash? Here are some suggestions: Graphic by Carey Jordan

Restaurant TV Shows We Hope to See Soon

Earlier this week, Washingtonian revealed that restaurateurs Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed are working with a local TV producer to pitch a reality show competition for restaurant designers. We've got some better ideas for local restaurant-centric TV series: Buns of Anarchy Five Guys join a motorcycle gang, trafficking fry sauce and stopping […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Let Your Councilmember Treat Edition

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser racks up $1,700 bill at Sala Thai [Examiner] Shooting at Columbia Heights' IHOP; stabbing at Petworth's Island Cafe [Post , WJLA] Take a peek inside Bistro Bohem, opening this week. [Prince of Petworth] And check out Boqueria, also opening this week. [Thrillist] Another place opening this week: Petworth salami emporium Three […]

Did This Burger Change Your Life?

Inspired by New York Times critic Pete Wells' recent review of Shake Shack, Esquire is conducting a poll of its readers to find out, "What's the most life-changing burger joint in America?" A couple of local standouts, including D.C.'s Black & Orange, regional-turned-national chain Five Guys and Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, have earned a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rabbit Boudin Edition

Bring on the rabbit boudin! Drew Trautmann's District Kitchen opens Wednesday. [Post] More false advertising from Taylor Gourmet? It turns out, the real mayor didn't show up for the fancy sandwich shop's grand opening festivities on 14th Street NW on Tuesday. When the operators said "mayoral ribbon cutting," they were apparently talking about these guys. […]

National Airport: Where Five Guys Gets Four Stars

Burgeoning Virginia-based Five Guys is rarely Y&H's first choice for a burger. Consider the Dupont Circle location. There are so many other more tantalizing options nearby—Black & Orange, BGR: The Burger Joint, Shake Shack, to name a few—why even bother? But, there are a few insidious places on the planet that are so devoid of […]

What Are D.C.’s Most Worker-Friendly Restaurants? (Hint: Not Clyde’s)

A national restaurant workers’ organization on Thursday unveiled a handy new dining guide. This one rates restaurants not on their food, service and decor but instead on working conditions: things like wages, paid sick leave, occupational segregation—appetizing topics like that. A number of D.C.-area eateries are featured in the guide, not always in a positive […]

Any Guesses Which D.C. Eatery Obama Will Hit Next?

Arlington's Liberty Tavern is the latest D.C.-area eatery to get the Obama bump. Last Thursday, the president showed up to wine and dine some winning donors to his re-election campaign, noshing on tiny Chicago-style hot dogs and Portuguese-style swordfish.  A rep for the restaurant tells Y&H that the contest is part of a series, titled […]

Consumer Reports: Five Guys Fries Second Only To Wendy’s

WTOP highlights a new Consumer Reports, um, report rating the country's various fast-food french fries. D.C.-area-based chain Five Guys ranked No. 2, behind only Wendy's and ahead of McDonald's. Here's what the mag had to say about Five Guys' fries: "Big baked-potato flavor complemented by oil and salt. Crispness and doneness were variable."  KFC came […]

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