Five Guys Burgers & Fries

I figured after eating at Five Guys Burgers & Fries several times in one week, I would give them a review on this here web log. Finding a good burger joint is not incredibly difficult in the Sacramento area. Not to mention the fact that defining a good burger joint is like trying to describe the taste of a banana. That is, it’s subjective. For example, many of the folks on Yelp are lukewarm about this place.

The Good

  • The toppings: Mayo, Relish, Onions, Lettuce, Pickles, Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Grilled Mushrooms, Ketchup, Mustard, Jalapeno Peppers, Green Peppers, A-1 Sauce, Bar-B-Q Sauce, and Hot Sauce are all included at no additional charge. Mmm, mushrooms.
  • The fries: Regular or Cajun Style, these fries are hearty and crispy, great for ketchup dipping
  • The peanuts: Help yourself peanuts while you wait for your food. Think that’s lame? Don’t have them, but stop judging me already!
  • The soda: It’s a Coke shop and they have Coke Zero. Done and done.

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Fresh Peach Shakes Return to Whitey’s Jolly Kone

In case the heat and the State Fair weren’t strong enough reminders that summer is vibrantly in full swing, head to Whitey’s Jolly Kone, 1300 Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento. Their seasonally fresh peach shakes are here! Thick, creamy, and speckled with ripe, tangy peaches, you can lose yourself in the moment as you slurp. At $3 for a regular and $3.50 for a large, this is one summer treat that everyone can appreciate.

The scent of perfectly greasy fries and burgers oozing their goey juices over the grill will lure you in. The great prices at this 2009 Zagat-rated burger stand will make you stay. But hurry! The shakes won’t last once peach season ends. And be sure to note their hours of operation: weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. and Saturdays 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. I’ve been foiled several times by showing up when they’re closed.

Free Stuff: April 2010

In these tough economic times, it’s nice to know your local Web log is here to turn you on to a few deals.