I knew that Five Guys Burgers and Fries was highly anticipated -- and not open quite yet -- when some friends made a burger run after a few rounds of drinks at the Lost Leaf. They returned, dejectedly, and ordered some more beer instead. Sure, that's a meal in a glass, but once you get hungry for a Five Guys burger, it's hard to go without.
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But as of today, the beloved burger joint is finally in business at Downtown's CityScape development (50 W. Jefferson St., Ste. 180).
Five Guys burgers are big, juicy, old-fashioned things that make a glorious mess when you bite into them, and they're served up in a clean, classic dining space where there's a neverending rock 'n roll soundtrack. There are five other locations in town: on Mill Avenue in Tempe, at Scottsdale Fashion Square, and North Phoenix, North Scottsdale, and Mesa.
I think I know what I want for lunch . . .