Five Finds on Friday: Hernan Franco

by Charlottesville29

Food 182

On Fridays, we feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Hernan Franco, the chef who has presided over the kitchen at Beer Run ever since it opened.  Franco’s picks:

1)  Chimichanga at El Puerto.  “I really enjoy the freshness of the sides.  The lettuce, tomato, guacamole and beans are all great.”

2)  Triple Delight at Asian Express.  “The food quality is fantastic and the service there is excellent.  She always recognizes my voice over the phone.”

3)  Gus Burger at The White Spot.  “This is a Charlottesville classic. I go to The White Spot specifically for this burger with a fried egg on top.”

4)  Beef & Shrimp Red Curry with a Thai Iced Tea at Lime Leaf Thai.  “I love the spicy dishes here, and though I’m not normally a tea guy I always order their Thai iced tea.”

5)  Burger at Five Guys with provolone, jalapeño, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo with fries.  “The beef here seems really fresh, and I like being able to make a burger however you like.  The seasoned fries have a nice kick.”