One of the most fun parts about being in an area you aren’t familiar with is exploring the local shops and restaurants. This can also be one of the most frustrating aspects of a trip. You see a sushi place or a Mexican restaurant. Is it safe or will it be a total disaster? Even though I’m not a big fan of chain restaurants, there is something to be said for having at least somewhat of a guarantee of what you’re getting.
As we walked around Tempe this afternoon looking for some lunch, we considered a few different local places, but eventually settled on a place only one of the four in our group had been to before, but that we’d all heard of- Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Heart Attack Waiting to Happen would probably be more accurate name. I know quite a few Five Guys devotees in other states (we don’t have them in Seattle), so I was curious. B’s brother is a huge fan as well so he was interested. I won’t deny it was good, but I think this is one place I should visit no more than maybe once every five years. I definitely ate too much. Between the four of us, we ordered 2 bacon dogs, 2 small cheeseburgers (one with bacon), 1 regular cheeseburger, a small order of regular fries and a small order of Cajun fries. Really, it doesn’t sound like THAT much food for four people. Wrong.
Vacation calories don’t count, right? Here’s hoping!