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Top Chef Alum Timothy Dean Looking to Open TD Burger in D.C.

Season 7 Top Chef contestant and native Washingtonian Timothy Dean is in the process of bringing his burger and pizza joint TD Burger to D.C.

Dean previously ran the now-shuttered Prime Steakhouse in Baltimore and worked many years with famed D.C. chef Jean-Louis Palladin. He opened TD Burger at the Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo, Md. early last year. He tells Y&H he hopes to have a D.C. location open by this spring. While Dean hasn't finalized a lease just yet, he's honing his search in the NoMa area. (He recently registered an LLC at 250 K St. NE, formerly home to Zuppa Fresca.)

The D.C. location of TD Burger will be similar to the original, which serves burgers, Neapolitan-style pies, sandwiches, milkshakes, and more, but with the addition of a full service bar. Dean will also rename the burgers after various presidents who he's cooked for or crossed paths with over the years, including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. And instead of the Martin O'Malley burger, which is available at his Maryland location, a D.C. councilmember may also get his or her own meat patty.

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  • JohnInNova

    PLEASE!!! No more Burger places in DC, Virginia, or Maryland!!! There is "other" food.........

  • Shirleen

    Any thoughts of opening another restaurant near/in Baltimore MD. I miss you so much!!!!

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  • Amanda

    I recall TD Lounge in Baltimore. GREAT GREAT food. Business acumen...awful and inept. I was there for several embarrassing moments....running out of plates, being shut down for liquor license issues and ejected by the police. There is a track record for disjointed business relationships. My advice: (1) do better than burgers and pizza, (2) stick to cooking, and (3) get a business partner for that side of the operations that can repair your reputation. Right now, it is shaky.