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Originally posted by AML:
I can't do heavy meals like that at lunch otherwise I get very sleepy and lazy...I save those for the weekend when a food induced coma is something I can deal with.


Agreed. Totally was the wrong day for it. Thank god I only had the "little" burger and shared an order of fries.
I had my first Five Guys experience a few weeks ago at the urging of some co-workers - "It's the best burger ever" blah blah blah. I had the same as you -small burger and split a fries. I found the food thoroughly average. At 12:30 on a Friday, the place was near empty.

I couldn't help thinking 5G may suffer the same fate as Krispy Kreme did in Canada - lots of hoopla, rapid expansion, bankruptcy, rapid contraction.
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Originally posted by VinT:
I had my first Five Guys experience a few weeks ago at the urging of some co-workers - "It's the best burger ever" blah blah blah. I had the same as you -small burger and split a fries. I found the food thoroughly average. At 12:30 on a Friday, the place was near empty.

I couldn't help thinking 5G may suffer the same fate as Krispy Kreme did in Canada - lots of hoopla, rapid expansion, bankruptcy, rapid contraction.


They and Sonic are ridiculously bad for how much people fawn over them.
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Originally posted by VinT:
I had my first Five Guys experience a few weeks ago at the urging of some co-workers - "It's the best burger ever" blah blah blah. I had the same as you -small burger and split a fries. I found the food thoroughly average. At 12:30 on a Friday, the place was near empty.

I couldn't help thinking 5G may suffer the same fate as Krispy Kreme did in Canada - lots of hoopla, rapid expansion, bankruptcy, rapid contraction.


Same thing happened here with Krispy Kreme, and Five Guys appears to be following the same path. They're opening an In-N-Out Burger in one of the suburbs soon and I'm predicting the same fate for them as well...
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by VinT:
I had my first Five Guys experience a few weeks ago at the urging of some co-workers - "It's the best burger ever" blah blah blah. I had the same as you -small burger and split a fries. I found the food thoroughly average. At 12:30 on a Friday, the place was near empty.

I couldn't help thinking 5G may suffer the same fate as Krispy Kreme did in Canada - lots of hoopla, rapid expansion, bankruptcy, rapid contraction.


Same thing happened here with Krispy Kreme, and Five Guys appears to be following the same path. They're opening an In-N-Out Burger in one of the suburbs soon and I'm predicting the same fate for them as well...



I love the fries at 5 Guys with cajun spice. The burger, the meat in particular is strangely dull. Confused Don't know how they managed that. Burger, fries and a coke is $12 and the experience does not warrant it. However would go in just for fries.

In N Out beats every fast food burger place I can think of and is my favorite spot when traveling. The fries are only average though. In N Out's success makes sense to me.
Fantastic lunch at Houston's DaMarco.

Celery and beet salad
Gnocchi with wild boar sausage and fava beans (heavenly)
Wild boar ravioli with peas and burrata
Pork tenderloin grilled with a soft fried egg, polenta, and grilled artichoke
Espresso merengue pie

Enjoyed with 2006 Col D'Orcia BdM
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Fantastic lunch at Houston's DaMarco.


Gnocchi with wild boar sausage and fava beans (heavenly)
Wild boar ravioli with peas and burrata
Pork tenderloin grilled with a soft fried egg, polenta,



Sounds wonderful. I need to enjoy DaMarco, soon.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Fantastic lunch at Houston's DaMarco.


Gnocchi with wild boar sausage and fava beans (heavenly)
Wild boar ravioli with peas and burrata
Pork tenderloin grilled with a soft fried egg, polenta,



Sounds wonderful. I need to enjoy DaMarco, soon.


Indeed W+A. The food is as good as it gets.
The wine list is just so-so, which is surprising for such a top flight Italian. They have the typical high end Italians (markedly overpriced), but I did enjoy our moderately priced BdM.
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Fantastic lunch at Houston's DaMarco.


Gnocchi with wild boar sausage and fava beans (heavenly)
Wild boar ravioli with peas and burrata
Pork tenderloin grilled with a soft fried egg, polenta,



Sounds wonderful. I need to enjoy DaMarco, soon.


Indeed W+A. The food is as good as it gets.
The wine list is just so-so, which is surprising for such a top flight Italian. They have the typical high end Italians (markedly overpriced), but I did enjoy our moderately priced BdM.


They have Jermann on the list, so it is okay with me.

I will get there next week.
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Originally posted by spo:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by VinT:
I had my first Five Guys experience a few weeks ago at the urging of some co-workers - "It's the best burger ever" blah blah blah. I had the same as you -small burger and split a fries. I found the food thoroughly average. At 12:30 on a Friday, the place was near empty.

I couldn't help thinking 5G may suffer the same fate as Krispy Kreme did in Canada - lots of hoopla, rapid expansion, bankruptcy, rapid contraction.


Same thing happened here with Krispy Kreme, and Five Guys appears to be following the same path. They're opening an In-N-Out Burger in one of the suburbs soon and I'm predicting the same fate for them as well...



I love the fries at 5 Guys with cajun spice. The burger, the meat in particular is strangely dull. Confused Don't know how they managed that. Burger, fries and a coke is $12 and the experience does not warrant it. However would go in just for fries.

In N Out beats every fast food burger place I can think of and is my favorite spot when traveling. The fries are only average though. In N Out's success makes sense to me.


Funny, I was wondering what happened to KK...For burger chains, I prefer South St. Really good toppings on offer...
There are a few new Krispy Kremes around Toronto (one on Harbord West of Spadina that immediately comes to mind) and they're apparently doing well. The problem with the first run of stores I think was that many of the locations did not make the donuts on site (i.e. no hot donuts), so they were doomed to fail from the start IMO. 5 Guys just isn't very good, but the massive portions may appeal to some people, so it may not suffer the same fate as KK, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did.
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A big bowl of cream of crab soup. Extra fresh picked blue crab generously dolloped on top. It pays to be nice to your servers. My girl TOTALLY hooked me up with this soup. Cool

PH

The Purple Charm strikes again! Bow
At Babbo:
Mozzarella and shaved prosciutto and white truffle
Black linguine with shaved fennel and white truffle
Guinea fowl with figs and mint
Duck egg with shaved white truffle
Pork loin over basil gnocchi and EVOO
Panna cotta with poached quince
Chocolate molten cake with crushed pistachio and cream
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At Babbo:
Mozzarella and shaved prosciutto and white truffle
Black linguine with shaved fennel and white truffle
Guinea fowl with figs and mint
Duck egg with shaved white truffle
Pork loin over basil gnocchi and EVOO
Panna cotta with poached quince
Chocolate molten cake with crushed pistachio and cream


Bravo!!
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
At Babbo:
Mozzarella and shaved prosciutto and white truffle
Black linguine with shaved fennel and white truffle
Guinea fowl with figs and mint
Duck egg with shaved white truffle
Pork loin over basil gnocchi and EVOO
Panna cotta with poached quince
Chocolate molten cake with crushed pistachio and cream


I'm trying to decide who had a better lunch, you or me. I had a can of Chickarina soup.

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