Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers

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DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/16 23:04:12
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.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 06:21:57
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
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 06:54:19
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???
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 08:09:15
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.
fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 10:17:52
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.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/17 11:54:47
Great Umami Burger that I ate ten months ago:
 

MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/18 09:23:49
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.
acer2x
Cheeseburger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/18 09:49:07
IMO 5 Guys loses points because they won't do a medium rare burger. I do like their fries.
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2011/12/18 21:59:27
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.
jimmysmoot
Junior Burger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/06/07 16:57:31
acer2x

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

agreed!
scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/06 23:47:20
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
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/07 00:27:57
MetroplexJim
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!@!
jimBoSF
Junior Burger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/13 01:47:57
looks good, but not much of an article.
Glenn1234
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Finally: Huff Post Wieghs In on the Year in Burgers 2012/07/13 17:30:11
 
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