Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Living in Nashville has many benefits. It's a big city with a small-town feel. There are many different suburbs within Nashville that function as independent towns. Each suburb has its own personality and entertainment climate. One major bonus to living near the Brentwood area is the growth rate. When a healthy city grows, there's a strong draw for new restaurants.

This past weekend in Brentwood, a great little hamburger joint called Five Guys opened for business. I've been pretty eager to try it out. The shopping complex where it opened has recently been renovating and adding all sorts of new stores and restaurants. They all benefit from one another.

Our family decided to try out Five Guys after church on Sunday because we'd heard such wobderful things about it. Great choice! There are definitely more than five guys running an operation like this. The restaurant is designed so that you can see the food cooking and watch the prep. (Side note: that makes me feel really safe to be able to see that the cooks are taking care of my food since they know I'm watching.)

The lovely gentleman, Randy, who took our order was sure to explain how many fries we didn't need. Get the smallest order you can. It goes a long way and they're quite generous with those portions. Randy was kind and polite and quick!

Even though Five Guys could be considered a fast food establishment, they obviously don't take any shortcuts on the service. So go check it out. And I'll warn you--a regular burger is actually a double patty burger. Of course, that didn't stop me from eating the whole thing! They're generous with the toppings and have a wide range of drink choices, too. Be sure not to fill up on peanuts before your meal is ready. They're in open boxes all over the restaurant. I'm still not sure if you're supposed to throw your shells on the floor a la Logan's. Time will tell.

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