As you may or may not know, there’s a new burger joint in town called Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Five Guys originated in the Washington D.C . area in the 80s, and have since expanded throughout the United States and Canada.
Known for their fresh handmade patties and french fries cooked in peanut oil, Five Guys also have boxes of free peanuts for you to munch while you wait.
The ClarkHuot/Cocoon staff decided to try out these tasty burgers last Thursday. There was a long lineup by the time we arrived just after noon, but it moved pretty quick.
If you decide to go, you should know that a “little” burger means a single patty. Five Guys also gives you just as many “bag” fries as they put in the fry cups. Overall, Five Guys was quite good. Their burgers were juicy, they have an array of delicious toppings, and their fries were perfect.
Check them out online at fiveguys.ca.
Monday was an early record store day for Lee, Bryan, and myself. We made sure to get there nice and early to see what our local haunt’s new stock had in store. Here’s what we found:
Bryan kicks things off with a little All ‘N All by Earth Wind & Fire, which contains his favorite track, the infectious Brazilian Rhyme. Also making its way into rotation (get it??) is George Benson’s The Other Side of Abbey Road (a cover album of the Beatles’ classic Abbey Road) and Elliott Smith’s posthumous From A Basement on the Hill.
I snuck in with one find this week. Zoolook by a certain favourite french electronic prog artist of mine who goes by the name of Jean Michel Jarre.
Lee was able to find Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits along with Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies. To top it all off, he added Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (with Crazy Horse) to his collection, just in time for Neil Young and Crazy Horse to return to Winnipeg this coming November.
To listen to our favourite songs, listen to the mini playlist above.
We have a special guest joining us this week for the Vinylphile Files, my partner in crime, Kate Kidder. Before grabbing some lunch, we stopped in to the local record shop where she picked up The Best of The Drifters: Up On The Roof and Jr. Walker & The All Stars: Greatest Hits. I managed to find Walter Carlos’ Clockwork Orange (more of a supplement to the official soundtrack for the film, which was composed by Wendy Carlos, formerly Walter Carlos). Also making its way into my record collection is Cat Steven’s electronic/folk album, Izitso.
And in the interest of keeping things interesting, here’s a playlist of favourite songs from each album.
This week the vinylphiles in the office brought in a modest haul. Anthony found the 1 month old Death Grips debut studio album, “The Money Store,” while I found a re-released classic; “Wild Style: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”. Hopefully this light load keeps me popping and locking until next week.
Once every week, a few of us vinylphiles like to head down to the record store at lunch and feed our addictions. This week, our score includes:
Left to right: Billie Holiday - The Lady Lives (1971), The Flying Lizards - The Flying Lizards (1979), Gordon Lightfoot - Gord’s Gold (1975), John Cale - Vintage Violence (1970), Metal Fingers Presents… Special Herbs Vol. 1 (2001), Television – Marquee Moon (1977)
Last week, Bergmann’s on Lombard offered a special Easter all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for $22 per guest. The PDF promoting the buffet enticed us with promises of chef-carved slow-roasted maple-mustard glazed pork-loin, Atlantic salmon crowned with red onion and gold pineapple salsa, and truffle-herb roasted gourmet mini-potatoes. Mmm… The dessert table included schmoo torte trifle and dried-cherry bread pudding. And as we all know, the more hyphens in a dish, the better it tastes.
A surprisingly large group of us took the elevator down to the sixth floor to check it out. We even got one of our office vegetarians to join us – her plan was to eat $22 worth of potatoes, salad and dessert. And it all worked out.
Needless to say, a few of us tried to overcome a food coma later that afternoon.
Here are some GIF’s and photos from our lunch…