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Jim Leff | Dec 13, 200708:20 AM     36

I'm a fan of Five Guys from years of eating at their original store in northern virginia.

Walked by their 55th street location (43 W55) last night (what a block! menchanko-tei, tang pavilion...), and grabbed some fries, on impulse, even though I wasn't that hungry.

Really really nice people (sassy nice, not sappy nice). Everybody seems to be really into the food. The fry guy discarded a batch that came out not to his liking.

And the fries were killing. A very happy large styrofoam cupful (not the best way to do it....it causes condensation which causes mushiness...so I dumped immediately into the enclosing paper bag). Burgers looked really good, too.

This place may turn careless and cynical, but for now it's a breath of fresh, greasy air.

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