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5 Guys and Larry the Cable Guy

I promised Schultzie I’d blog about my first experience with 5 Guys Burgers and Fries and the Larry the Cable Guy show…. so here goes.

5 Guys Burgers and Fries

If you are not aware, when we go on a road trip for BSU Men’s Hockey, where you eat is always a fun topic.  We try to get to places with great food and to try new things.  Well, after the Frozen Four in D.C., BSU SID Brad Folkstead clued Schultize in on 5 Guys Burgers and Fries that was just down the street from our hotel.  I was already gone, flying back with the team, but Kelly and Brian had stayed a few days in D.C. for some vacation time.  Needless to say, they loved it.  5 Guys is a franchise but only has a few locations in Minnesota, the closest of which is St. Cloud.  So when the time came to make plans for the St. Cloud trip, it was automatic I was going to experience 5 Guys.  I loved it!  The entire experience was great, from the counter staff being so friendly to the food being awesome.  It’s nothing too fancy, but it’s also not a typical fast food type place.  The meat they use for the burgers is never frozen and you can tell.  They also list the price and that includes condiments such as jalapenos, bacon, cheese, onions, etc.  I love that approach.  Instead of 75 cents for cheese, another 75 cents for bacon…it’s add what you want.  Then comes the fries.  Wow, I’m a huge fan of french fries and I’ve certainly had my share, they have the best.  Not only do you get a ton of them with your order, but they come fresh from potatoes they keep right in the lobby (in sealed potato sacks, they aren’t just lying on the floor:)    Schultzie warned me that it may take longer to get our order than fast food, but it only took a few minutes.  Granted, we were there at 3 p.m., not exactly a rush time for a food place, but my experience working at Arby’s for 6 years growing up gave me a much better appreciation for patience when waiting for food.  I could never understand someone complaining about having to wait a couple of minutes for their order.  I’m not talking about 10 minutes, just 1-2 minutes while the fries are actually frying.  It’s not magic, they do realize that it has to be cooked/prepared, right?  In the overall scheme of life, if waiting 2 minutes for food is a problem, you need to revise your life.  I’d rather have something fresh, hot, and good than cold, still partly frozen.  I’m looking forward to my next stop at 5 Guys, great food and a fun place to eat.

Larry the Cable Guy

Some of you may find this hard to believe, but other than hearing the phrase he is famous for “Git R Done”, I have not seen anything of Larry the Cable Guy.  No comedy bits, no movies.  If you know me, that’s probably not too much of a suprise.  I’d be stereotyped more of a “preppy” and certainly not a redneck.  That said, when you get an offer for free tickets and a night out with your wife without the kids, you take it.  So we headed off to the show on Wednesday night and I had no clue what to expect.  My review, it was OK.  It wasn’t horrible and I wasn’t overwhelmed with laughter all night either.  Some were and I can understand why there is a segement of people who would really love him.  He’s more like them than he is like me.  I’m a pretty liberal person, so nothing he said bothered me, I just didn’t laugh as much as I have at other comedy shows I’ve been to.  I was at Second City in Chicago last year and that was hilarious…I couldn’t stop laughing.  I’m guessing those who thought Larry the Cable Guy was hilarious probably wouldn’t say the same for Second City either.  Different people, different tastes.  It wasn’t the best show I’ve ever seen, but I did laugh at parts and it was fun to go to. I wasn’t disappointed I went. 

Since this is a “sports” blog, I feel obligated to at least put something sports related in.  BSU takes on Denver this weekend and I’m excited to see how they do against another top team on the road coming off their first home win of the year.  Dugas is in nets tonight, after posting the first shutout of the seaons last Saturday.  The key for the Beavers will be the turnovers and penalties.  If they can manage those like they did last Saturday agains the SeaWolves they should have a shot at points this weekend.

Till next time!