Monthly Archives: December 2010

Five Guys vs. Shake Shack


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Nothing says American food like burgers and fries! It is estimated that Americans eat 14 billion burgers every year! Sorry cows! It is also estimated that the average american consumes about 29 pounds of french fries each year. The question always arises, where’s the best burger joint? Sure there’s tons of fast food burger places like McDonalds, Burger King, Wendys, & White Castle, but I’m talking about real burgers here. I’m sure you’ve heard of the huge burger chain “Five Guys.” They are everywhere these days and always get great reviews for having a great burger and freshly cut fries with the skins still on them that actually tastes like potatoes. If you live in New York or Miami you may have heard of another great burger joint that gets great reviews also called Shake Shack. I love to compare places to see  which tastes better. So the question always rises between my friends and I, Five Guys or Shake Shack?

My friends and I got into a conversation one day about burgers and Five Guys came up. I said that I’ve had Five Guys in the past and thought it was okay, nothing too special to have me wanting to go back. So my friend told me about a brand new place on Lincoln Road in South Beach that opened up called “Shake Shack” and he said that it was amazing. So after hearing all of the hype, we decided to make a Sunday trip to South Beach to give Shake Shack a try. I was hooked right away! I thought the food tasted amazing and the atmosphere was very cool. I went back to Shake Shack several times because it was so good. However, after awhile the question came up again, Five Guys or Shake Shack? So I decided to revisit Five Guys after awhile of going to Shake Shack. So I’m going to give you my opinion! Let’s break it down!

Atmosphere: I think its cool that Five Guys has that neighborhood burger place feel where they scream out your order number, and how they keep it simple with the red and white checkered design. However, I think I’m going to have to give this one to Shake Shack. I think Shake Shacks atmosphere is cooler. The design of Shake Shack is very modern looking. I also like how they have rock music playing through the speakers and the design of the tables are cool too.

Price: When it comes down to price, I believe they are both about equal. Both places will run you between $9.00 – $12.00 for a burger, fries, and a drink.

Location: I love that Shake Shack is in South Beach on Lincoln Road. I think that’s a great location and makes for an amazing Shake Shack Sunday adventure. They also have them all across New York City including in CitiField. However, I have to give this one to Five Guys for right now because they are everywhere. Five Guys has 670 locations currently. Shake Shack has 7 locations currently. I don’t doubt that Shake Shack will one day be as big as Five Guys but they are still new.

Food: Five Guys is known for their huge greasy burgers with tons of toppings to choose from and their brown paper bag of fries. To be honest though, I wasn’t that impressed. Everyone likes a greasy burger but in my opinion Five Guys is a greasy sloppy burnt burger that falls apart. I do think that there fries taste like real potatoes and I like that they are freshly cut with the skins still on them but the last two times I had them they were kinda soft. I like crispy fries. Shake Shacks burgers on the other hand taste amazing. I don’t know what it is about their burgers but they taste so good. My guess is, it’s a combo of the quality of meat they use and the right amount of seasoning. They never taste burnt. I think the bun tastes way better at Shake Shack too. They may not have as much toppings as Five Guys but they still have a decent amount. I also think that the fries are awesome at Shake Shack. They are crinkle cut and always fried golden brown to perfection. I have never had a bad fry there. To top it off Shake Shack also has amazing shakes and custards which they call “concretes.” The  “Key Lime Pie Oh My” is incredible and so is the “Black & White” shake.

Conclusion: In my opinion, Shake Shack is the winner here! I’m not saying Five Guys is horrible, but I am saying that I think overall Shake Shack is much better. Five Guys is good if you got that burger craving because they are usually close by. However, if you have time to go to Shake Shack, it’s well worth it! If you haven’t tried it, give it a try, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

I’d love to hear your feedback on this topic also! What do you think, Five Guys or Shake Shack?

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Hello world! Welcome to my blog! I am an Independent Filmmaker & Music Video Director. I will be using this blog to keep everyone up to date with my projects and give everyone a nice little behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a movie! I will also post articles on things I find to be interesting!

“The King of Cool” on South Beach!


Tonight was incredible! My friends and I went down to South Beach to see my favorite comedian, Louis CK at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater. The show was amazing of course because Louie is the man! So after the show we decided to swing by our favorite South Beach spot at Pizza Rustica on Washington and 9th Ave. We got our pizza and sat at tables outside on the sidewalk and we notice this random drunk guy sitting at the table next to us. So we’re eating and after a few minutes this guy gets up and comes over to us asking “can I talk to you guys for 10 seconds?” We say okay and he goes on a rant about how he’s the “King of Cool” & the “King of Bisexuals” …. as he hits on my friend Jordan, who is also my co-writer of “:Prefer Not To Say!” Watch the video, it’s hilarious I promise you won’t regret it!

 

New Years 2011


2011 is right around the corner!!! Time seems to go by a lot faster as you get older, at least for me anyways. 2010 feels like it went by so quickly. The new year means a lot of things. It’s a new year to hustle harder, make more money, accomplish more goals, travel to new places, try new things, learn as much as you can, and meet new people! I’m very excited for 2011. Make sure you have your game plan in place already! I already have 3 movies (“There Goes The Neighborhood” – “Sibling Robbery” – & “:Prefer Not To Say”) and 1 possible documentary (Hip-Hop Industry) lined up for 2011. I also plan to put out many more titles, write new material, add to my IMDb credits, and launch a brand new blog where people can comment! Make 2011 yours & don’t let it slip away!!!

:Prefer Not To Say


“:Prefer Not To Say” is a short comedic film about the trials and tribulations of online dating and how three roommates use it to their advantage. Tonight we have finally completed the first draft of the screenplay! My co-writer Jordan Wapner and I came up with the idea to write a film about online dating in June of 2010. We immediately began writing the script in July once we had perfected our basic idea. I must say so far I’m really happy with what we have written. I truly believe that this is genius comedy here. I’m super excited for this project and I really believe that this is going to be a hilarious film when it’s finished! It has taken us 6 months to write this script but I enjoyed every minute of it! It will only be more fun from here on! As always, I’ll keep everyone posted with the progress of this film!

Tech Support @ FLIFF


My latest film “Tech Support” was accepted into the 25th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for 2010! I was extremely honored to have been accepted into such a huge festival. I was glad to see everyone in the theater laugh  as they watched this comedic film that I wrote, directed, produced, and edited! It was one of the greatest feelings I have ever felt. I would really like to thank my entire cast and crew for doing such an amazing job! Stay tuned because more films are coming soon from yours truly!