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Foodbme

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Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Sat, 12/31/11 5:38 PM (permalink)
MetroplexJim


JRPfeff


Metro-Jim,

We didn't cock the buns, they came from the kitchen that way.  I think they've been watching FoodTV.

We ordered the Big-Smash half-pound patties and split the two burgers three ways.  The meat was hanging over the side of the buns and was outstanding.  The toppings complimented the burger and did not overpower it.  My family was sold on their first bites.

Desert-Jim


Glad you enjoyed!

Your pics also depicted well the carmelized crust on the burger that both seals in the juices and adds a nice textural note.

As we eat with all our senses, including sight, presentation is a very important element in gustatory enjoyment.  I wish Five Guys would take a lesson.

Best regards from the Metroplex where "freezin' season" (remember last year's Super Bowl) is about to be upon us.  Enjoy the desert at this time when your locals describe the weather as "magical".


It was 75 degrees and sunny here today. I worked up a sweat raking leaves and cutting the grass!
 
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    MetroplexJim

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    Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Sun, 01/1/12 9:21 AM (permalink)
    Foodbme


    MetroplexJim


    JRPfeff


    Metro-Jim,

    We didn't cock the buns, they came from the kitchen that way.  I think they've been watching FoodTV.

    We ordered the Big-Smash half-pound patties and split the two burgers three ways.  The meat was hanging over the side of the buns and was outstanding.  The toppings complimented the burger and did not overpower it.  My family was sold on their first bites.

    Desert-Jim


    Glad you enjoyed!

    Your pics also depicted well the carmelized crust on the burger that both seals in the juices and adds a nice textural note.

    As we eat with all our senses, including sight, presentation is a very important element in gustatory enjoyment.  I wish Five Guys would take a lesson.

    Best regards from the Metroplex where "freezin' season" (remember last year's Super Bowl) is about to be upon us.  Enjoy the desert at this time when your locals describe the weather as "magical".


    It was 75 degrees and sunny here today. I worked up a sweat raking leaves and cutting the grass!


    You have GRASS and LEAFS in the DESERT
     
    From my visits to Scottsdale all I saw in the front yards of "Paradise Valley" were artfully arranged rocks and cacti; the back yards are paved over by pool decks.  You must have a deep well or deep pockets to pay a helluva water bill!
    <message edited by MetroplexJim on Sun, 01/1/12 9:25 AM>
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Sun, 01/1/12 9:44 AM (permalink)
      My daughter's place in Scottsdale has grass and trees with leaves in the back yard, along with the pool and pool deck.
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Sun, 01/1/12 2:13 PM (permalink)
        MetroplexJim


        Foodbme


        MetroplexJim


        JRPfeff


        Metro-Jim,

        We didn't cock the buns, they came from the kitchen that way.  I think they've been watching FoodTV.

        We ordered the Big-Smash half-pound patties and split the two burgers three ways.  The meat was hanging over the side of the buns and was outstanding.  The toppings complimented the burger and did not overpower it.  My family was sold on their first bites.

        Desert-Jim


        Glad you enjoyed!

        Your pics also depicted well the caramelized crust on the burger that both seals in the juices and adds a nice textural note.

        As we eat with all our senses, including sight, presentation is a very important element in gustatory enjoyment.  I wish Five Guys would take a lesson.

        Best regards from the Metroplex where "freezin' season" (remember last year's Super Bowl) is about to be upon us.  Enjoy the desert at this time when your locals describe the weather as "magical".


        It was 75 degrees and sunny here today. I worked up a sweat raking leaves and cutting the grass!


        You have GRASS and LEAFS in the DESERT

        From my visits to Scottsdale all I saw in the front yards of "Paradise Valley" were artfully arranged rocks and cacti; the back yards are paved over by pool decks.  You must have a deep well or deep pockets to pay a helluva water bill!


        We have lots of trees & greenery out here. That's because we're famous for Irrigation and Agitation, (Can you say Immigration). The snow in Flagstaff & the White Mountains turns to grass as it flows downhill. We have 250+ Golf Courses in the Phoenix Area. All of them are open, green as can be and ready to take the Snowbirds money. There are many sections of Paradise Valley that are green. They cover their rocks with MONEY!!! 
        Estimated median household income in Paradise Valley 2009: $137,385 (it was $150,228 in 2000)
        Paradise Valley:  $137,385
        Arizona: $48,745

        Estimated per capita income in 2009: $84,285
        Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Paradise-Valley-Arizona.html#ixzz1iEgBE5W7
        <message edited by Foodbme on Sun, 01/1/12 2:19 PM>
         
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          rumaki

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          Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Fri, 01/6/12 3:21 PM (permalink)
          Getting back to the original topic --
           
          I discovered that there is now a Smashburger in the shopping center in nearby St. Paul where we do our grocery shopping (at Lunds).
           
          The aromas coming from the Smashburger place were pretty tempting. After reading these comments, I think I'll give it a try.  I like my burgers thin and well done (as in Steak 'n' Shake).   I'd ordinarily start with the small size, but I guess the "regular" will give me a better sense of what they do best.
           
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            KurtSara

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            Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Fri, 01/6/12 5:27 PM (permalink)
            rumaki


            Getting back to the original topic --

            I discovered that there is now a Smashburger in the shopping center in nearby St. Paul where we do our grocery shopping (at Lunds).

            The aromas coming from the Smashburger place were pretty tempting. After reading these comments, I think I'll give it a try.  I like my burgers thin and well done (as in Steak 'n' Shake).   I'd ordinarily start with the small size, but I guess the "regular" will give me a better sense of what they do best.

            there is one in Plymouth west of 494 on bass lake road I believe and one across from famous daves on snelling, mot a bad burger
             
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              TJ Jackson

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              Re:Smashburger trumps Five Guys!!! Sun, 02/17/13 11:49 AM (permalink)
              MetroplexJim

              But have you tried the $110.00 hamburger at the Four Seasons, Jakarta?
              http://tanlinnei.wordpress.com/category/most-expensive-food/

              Don't think I will be making time to get to that one, sadly......
               
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