Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers

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2011/12/16 20:57:17 (permalink)

Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers

http://www.huffingtonpost..._1147045.html?ref=food
 
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    DawnT
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/16 23:04:12 (permalink)
    Gave up after Umami Burger. At the rate the website was moving, I'd be there all night. Nice to see that Shake Shack is down here. I think Don mentioned they're opening in the now defunct Smoke'd accross from UM. They should give 5 guys down the road a run for their money.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 06:21:57 (permalink)
    You can speed up the viewing by clicking on the thumbnail images in the article.
     
    I haven't read any official announcements about the Coral Gables Shake Shack location, but here is what New Times has to say:
     
    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2011/08/shake_shack_to_open_second_mia.php
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 06:54:19 (permalink)
    Interesting...love those 5 Guys burgers!!!..seems that the success of 5 Guys , Smashburger and even in N Out has moved Burger King And Wendy"s to try to  improve. I think BK's new fries are a big improvement...will places like that ever sell a burger like 5 Guys???  Interesting thought....the article implies Wendy accepts the challenge...what will next year's burger review say???
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 08:09:15 (permalink)
    So 5 Guys tops the Zagat survey once again.  That's hardly news.
     
    I'll have to try SmashBurger; they just opened a new store near our favorite COSTCO in West Plano.  A former Cowgirl (or as we like to call them:  Jerry's Kids) owns the Dallas rights.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 10:17:52 (permalink)
    DawnT

    Gave up after Umami Burger. At the rate the website was moving, I'd be there all night. Nice to see that Shake Shack is down here. I think Don mentioned they're opening in the now defunct Smoke'd accross from UM. They should give 5 guys down the road a run for their money.

    Every picture I have ever seen of an Umami Burger make me gag. I like Med Rare. But Umami's are always literally, swimming in a pool of blood. Look a that pic.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 11:54:47 (permalink)
    Great Umami Burger that I ate ten months ago:
     

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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/18 09:23:49 (permalink)
    Tried a Smashburger yesterday for lunch.
     
    To my surprise and delight, it is a better burger and a better value than Five Guys.
     
    As comparing two "fast food chains" is a bit off topic here I'll share my reasoning in the "Fast Food Franchises & Non-Roadfood" section.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/18 09:49:07 (permalink)
    IMO 5 Guys loses points because they won't do a medium rare burger. I do like their fries.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/18 21:59:27 (permalink)
    that website was annoying.
     I like5 Guys, but I'll go maybe once a year.
    I get a better burger at quite a few local bars for the same price as 5 Guys done the way I want it.
    we don't have a Smashburger or Shakeshack or In N Out in the area so I can't judge those but they look like regular FF burgers to me.
     the only one that looks like a burger that you'd get cooked to order is the Umami burger.
    this looks like a best of in their opinion of franchise burgers.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/06/07 16:57:31 (permalink)
    acer2x

    IMO 5 Guys loses points because they won't do a medium rare burger. I do like their fries.

    agreed!
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/06 23:47:20 (permalink)
    How about the guy that makes giant burgers in Alabama-as a hobby. Here's his latest, 17 pounds http://rlreevesjr.tumblr....-burger-out-of-alabama
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/07 00:27:57 (permalink)
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    So 5 Guys tops the Zagat survey once again.  That's hardly news.
    I'll have to try SmashBurger; they just opened a new store near our favorite COSTCO in West Plano.  A former Cowgirl (or as we like to call them:  Jerry's Kids) owns the Dallas rights.

    Cowboys Cheerleaders AKA "Jerry's Kids"??? Hadn't heard that one! Now THAT's Funny right there!@!
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/13 01:47:57 (permalink)
    looks good, but not much of an article.
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    Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/13 17:30:11 (permalink)
     
    Of those burgers on their list, I still like Five Guys the best.  Shake Shack could be good, but every time I've tried one (5 or 6 times), the bun is WET for some reason.  I keeping thinking that the next time it won't be wet, ... but nope. It's always wet.  Are they steaming / over steaming them?  I tried Smashburger once at a location in the Miami suburbs.   It was just okay.  Didn't care for that brioche-like bun, plus my order was wrong.  I'll give 'em another try, as it might have just been a case of one bad employee.   In 'N Out was okay, but nothing special.  It's very "fast food-ish" ...only a slight notch above a McDs, BK, etc.    I have not tried it, but any pic I have seen of a Umami burger turns my stomch.  Looks like a pile of wet, undercooked goo on one of those dry bricohe buns that are annoyingly becoming more and more common in burger places.  
     
     
    Glenn
     
     
    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2012/07/13 17:32:44
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