Posts Tagged ‘beef’

Adventures In Gustatory Bucket Listing: Palena’s Cheeseburger

OK, what hasn't already been written about James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Ruta's elegantly crafted cheeseburger at Palena? Not much. Post critic Tom Sietsema crowned it "the best in the capital." Food & Wine ranked it among the "Best Burgers in the U.S." Even New York-centric food blogger Ed Levine scored it higher than its […]

Gut Reaction: Red Palace’s ‘Burporken’ Is One Meat Over The Top

Forget the turducken, that notorious chicken stuffed inside duck stuffed inside turkey stuffed inside sportscaster John Madden, among other meat aficionados. The latest triple threat to hit the carnivore scene veers beyond mere nesting birds. I'm referring, of course, to the signature Burporken sandwich at the Red Palace. Just one of eight protein-packed options on […]

Gut Reaction: Michel Richard’s Classic Balls Taste Like Meat At Least

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Michel Richard's hugely ballyhooed Meatballs had barely opened (I counted 17 people in line, 13 seated at tables) and already staffers were telling folks that they had run out of the lentil variety around 11:30 a.m. on […]

To Louisiana’s ‘Fat Cow,’ D.C. Is One Big Burger Laboratory

Prior to opening his new gourmet burger joint, the Fat Cow, Doug Hosford of Baton Rouge, La., did what any respectable restaurateur would do. He took his team on a research trip to the biggest mecca of the genre. In Hosford's case, that meant East Coast beef patty haven Washington, D.C. Louisiana State University student […]

Hometown Throwdown: What Would You Tell Bobby Flay to Put on His Missing D.C. Burger?

Tuesday marks the opening of celebrity chef Bobby Flay's beefy new eatery, Bobby's Burger Palace, on K Street NW. (Check out some tantalizing pics of the food here.) The menu includes all sorts of shout-outs to other U.S. cities with nods to each place's distinctive foodie culture. There's a "Philadelphia Burger," for instance, topped with […]

Saturday is National Filet Mignon Day: Get Yours at Lost Society, Save Five Bucks

Break out the steak knives! Aug. 13 is apparently National Filet Mignon Day. New "boutique steakhouse" Lost Society at 14th and U Streets NW is observing the beefy holiday on Saturday with a 20 percent discount on its own buttery filet (pictured) prepared by former Smith & Wollensky chef Joseph Evans. Just $22.60—you save five […]

Here’s the Beef: Z-Burger Contestants Nearly Brawl Over Floating Crumbs

Z-Burger's third annual burger-eating contest on Friday featured more drama than usual. WTOP reported over the holiday weekend that this year's top two finalists "nearly came to blows" after defending champ Pete Czerwinski accused challenger Dale Boone of cheating by "leaving parts of a burger in the water cup he had been soaking the sandwiches […]

Red Meat Consumption Will Be Our New Vice

Until states virtually legislated it out of existence, save for the yellow-stained environs of our very own homes, smoking used to be the vice that'd get you death stares from mommies with strollers and self-righteous reformed smokers. I got to think that, in the not-so-distance future, red meat eaters are headed for a similar fate. […]

A Lighter Look at Mad Cow Disease

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