Brooklyn Wiseguys, Meet D.C.’s Five Guys
I’m always looking for ways to connect the New York and Washington branches of this blog, and the rapid expansion of D.C.-area burger chain Five Guys provides the perfect opportunity. A long-time beltway favorite, Five Guys already has a place way out in College Point, Queens, and just opened their second NYC location in Brooklyn Heights.
Five Guys don’t screw around with anything fancy. Burgers, fries, dogs; that’s it. Blessedly, everything can be topped with bacon and fried onions, as well as standard condiments. But look elsewhere if you like your burgers with blue cheese or wasabi mayonnaise. Their cheap, quality burger is a much-needed addition to the NY food scene – perfect for when you want to avoid McD’s, but don’t feel like taking out a second mortgage to eat at Old Homestead or standing in line for an hour and a half at Shake Shack.
One of NY’s best ‘hood pages, Brooklyn Heights Blog, took a trip to the new 5G last week and has a good write up of the hot burgers and even hotter waitresses. Down in the comments section, the foodie police have a bit of a problem with all the peanut shells on the floor. Personally, I can’t bring myself to criticize free peanuts, although that could be a symptom of too much time spent bar-hopping in Wisconsin.
Photo courtesy of Tarting it Up