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Five Guys vs. Smashburger - which for both burger AND fries

Five Guys vs. Smashburger - which for both burger AND fries

Old Nov 11, 20, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by corky View Post
I had a big debate with myself about that...for sure that is what i get the next time i go for a binge.
Get really hungry and do the double too. The meat balance is perfect.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by corky View Post
Just polished off a bacon, cheese smashburger and a large fries. Excellent--thank you all. I love these fries.
If you happen to be in Santa Monica or Mid-Wilshire some day, you've got to try HiHo Cheeseburger; their fries are hand cut and double fried, and the hamburgers are made with grass-fed Wagyu beef.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
If you happen to be in Santa Monica or Mid-Wilshire some day, you've got to try HiHo Cheeseburger; their fries are hand cut and double fried, and the hamburgers are made with grass-fed Wagyu beef.
Wow, that looks delicious. On my list once I am able to visit again.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by Segments View Post
If you like crispy fries, nothing beats Freddy’s. Thin shoe string style. Burgers are similar to Steak & Shake (thin with crispy edges). Love Freddy’s fries (and custard) but prefer a local bistro who cooks their burgers sous vide to a nice medium rare.
Freddy's is very good, but seems not very well known. When my parents lived in the KC area years ago, they would go just for an afternoon shake as a treat. I hardly ever see them though, even when traveling. Similar to a Culvers though. Both excellent IMO.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by Segments View Post
If you like crispy fries, nothing beats Freddy’s. Thin shoe string style. Burgers are similar to Steak & Shake (thin with crispy edges). Love Freddy’s fries (and custard) but prefer a local bistro who cooks their burgers sous vide to a nice medium rare.
But hopefully throws it on the grill to finish? I tried sous vide homemade hamburgers in the summer. I was not crazy about the texture, I must say. Maybe further experimentation is required.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
But hopefully throws it on the grill to finish? I tried sous vide homemade hamburgers in the summer. I was not crazy about the texture, I must say. Maybe further experimentation is required.
Yes sous vide then sear to caramelize the exterior and finish any meat. Less necessary if using sous vide for fish or eggs.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Segments View Post
Yes sous vide then sear to caramelize the exterior and finish any meat. Less necessary if using sous vide for fish or eggs.
You know about steamburgers, right?

I have yet to find success with ground beef and sous vide.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
You know about steamburgers, right?

I have yet to find success with ground beef and sous vide.
there’s a fun thread about steamed burgers :-)
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Old Nov 13, 20, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
there’s a fun thread about steamed burgers :-)


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Old Nov 14, 20, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by teddybear99 View Post
When I go to 5 Guys, I rather eat the peanuts than the fries.
This. I don’t like their fries.

Originally Posted by corky View Post
I think based on everyone's input--THANK YOU--that I am going with smashburger. I don't want to risk limp fries...I like crispy McD's type fries.
I’ve never had Smashburger - not even sure where the closest one is, maybe Flagstaff? I also like McD’s fries (no salt). For burger & fries after a long fast, I’d likely choose (curbside these days) Denny’s. (I like In ‘N Out’s burgers, but that requires a trip to Phoenix.)

The best fries were the ones my mom used to make.
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Old Nov 14, 20, 12:37 pm
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I still love the 5 guys fries but I’m really happy with my oven thick cut “steak” fries!!
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Old Nov 14, 20, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
I still love the 5 guys fries but I’m really happy with my oven thick cut “steak” fries!!
But you aren't comparing them to the Smashburger ones which were amazing both in texture and seasoning.
The consensus seems to be that 5 guys is very inconsistent. Thick fries are not my first choice but other than In-n-out, I would rarely turn down any fries.
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Old Nov 14, 20, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by corky View Post
But you aren't comparing them to the Smashburger ones which were amazing both in texture and seasoning.
The consensus seems to be that 5 guys is very inconsistent. Thick fries are not my first choice but other than In-n-out, I would rarely turn down any fries.
I still haven’t checked to see where smash burger is in my area :-)
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Old Nov 14, 20, 12:58 pm
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I still haven’t checked to see where smash burger is in my area :-)
https://smashburger.com/locations/us...0-16th-street/
I am sure there are others too.
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Old Nov 14, 20, 10:51 pm
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Well, the closest one to me is 247 road miles away in Tempe. I might try it some day but it’s not worth a special trip.
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