A well done burger, no matter how greasy, is always a disappointment - and often a predictor about a joint's tao. Nothing good comes from a well done burger.
That said, if the bun is buttered and toasted, the mayo real, the tomatoes vine ripened, the cheese aged cheddar, and the burger is still juicy, greasy, and charcoally, there is a possibility that the accoutrements will disguise a well done burger enough to make it edible and possibly enjoyable.
Don't think Five Guys will meet this criterion.
They use a standard restaurant grill, and the cheese is American. (Edited to add:
Oops! Scratch the comment about the cheese. They do offer you a choice of cheeses--American, cheddar and provolone. I think they may offer Swiss as well, but don't quote me on that.)
However, the tomatoes were real ripe ones--and this is one of the few occasions where I ate them on the burger.
As I'm a ketchup-and-mustard guy myself, I can't vouch for the mayo.
Moving back to the topic at hand, price aside, it does sound like Bootsie's has seriously good fare from these initial reports, pace
the comments about the hot dogs. And if I can afford to plunk down $10 at Good Dog or $15 at Rouge every now and then, I can certainly afford to go there.
Take a good look at the avatar attached to this post, simply_perfect. Someone bearing a strong resemblance to it will be walking through your door before long.
Edited by MarketStEl, 02 September 2006 - 04:55 AM.