Five Guys’ fries
Louis C.K. has said “The meal is not over when I’m full; the meal is over when I hate myself.” This statement applies, we’re guessing, to only certain kinds of foods. It’s unlikely anyone has been wracked with self-loathing over eating, for instance, too much salad. To feel the pain of food-based self-recrimination and reproach, the food you’re aggressively over-indulging in has to be high calorie and high fat. For us, it’s Five Guys’ fries. Even if you opt for the smallest available bag of fries, the Five Guys always give you a big scoop and then some, so you end up with more fries, by volume (and by both calories and fat) than hamburger. Eat them, you must. Five Guys fries are seductively crisp, beautifully brown skin-on beauties. The shame!
3219 N. Broadway, 773.327.1453; 2140 N. Clybourn, 773.883.6038; 2368 N. Clark, 773.883.8930; 1146 S. Wabash, 312.431.8140, fiveguys.com
Audience Choice: “A whole pizza in one sitting from the 100 stores Domino’s celebration promotion” (plus hundreds of other unique suggestions)
Best of Chicago 2014