Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a much beloved Washington DC area burger chain that over the past 10 years or so has been selling franchises across the county. Not too long ago their fresh cooked ("we have no freezers," they proudly state) burgers started showing up around California offering weighty (very weighty I might add) competition for the West coast's renowned In and Out.
I've never understood my countrymens' fascination with In and Out but I could get used to Five Guys. Meaty griddled patties piled high with your choice of toppings. President Obama is a fan and so am I.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.