Wow. This is a thoughtful thread.
Once upon a time in Arlington, VA during Reagan's second term I was yet again buying some Brenner's Bakery goods. I mentioned my need for a quick lunch to my familiar counter girl and she recommended a little hamburger stand a few doors down and urged me to try it.
I did. It was a walk-up with no seating area. The kids running it were playing DC-101 way too loud for my comfort, but my 'reward' for waiting through the cacophony was free peanuts-in-the-shell and I waited for my burger (with A-1, grilled onions & shrooms at no extra charge!), fries, and a Coke (their entire menu save for the toppings).
I was pi$$ed at myself for my immediate hunger resulting in my having to eat in my new Euro Coupe and was pi$$ed further that I stained one of my Charvet ties in the process. But, it was wonderfully simple and simply delicious.
In Roadfood terms this was a true 'discovery'. Had the site existed then I would have written a glowing review immediately to share wonderulness!
That pitifully tiny joint tucked away into a nearly invisible corner of a small strip center on the NE corner of S. Glebe and Columbia Pike no longer exists in that location.
But it does now exist elsewhere - and nearly everywhere.
It was the original Five Guys
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