Posts Tagged ‘BGR: The Burger Joint’

Now’s Your Chance to Become a Competitive Eater

Apparently, it's extreme eating season. For those with bottomless stomachs, three eating competitions this month offer a chance to eat far more than your fill of tater tots, Italian ice, and burgers. The portions are big, but then so are some of the prizes. Eat your heart out: Where: Bar Louie, 701 7th St. NW […]

Stuff Your Face With Burgers Today

Apparently, today is National Cheeseburger Day. And what better way to celebrate than jamming your throat with as many cheeseburgers as possible? BGR The Burger Joint is hosting a cheeseburger slider eating competition at noon today at its Bethesda location. It may be calorific, but hey, it's "dry-aged, all natural, hormone-free, grain-fed" beef! The contestant […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

Spike Mendelsohn’s Steak-Frites Burger Falls Flat In South Beach

Of all the D.C. food scenesters to show up for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami this past weekend—sightings included Graffiato's Mike Isabella, Proof/Estadio's Mark Kuller, Red Apron Butchery's Nate Anda, and BGR: The Burger Joint's Mark Bucher—perhaps none made a grander entrance than Spike Mendelsohn. The Good Stuff Eatery owner arrived […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Fancy-Ass Burgers Edition

D.C. reps BGR: The Burger Joint and Good Stuff Eatery come up short at the South Beach Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Check out the “fancy-ass” burgers at Poste Moderne Brasserie. [BYT] Bryan Voltaggio's new Friendship Heights eatery will be called Range. [WBJ via NBC Washington] Caterer Frederik De Pue is opening a restaurant called Table […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Historical Hoecakes Edition

Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong and Bayou Bakery's David Guas recreate George Washington's beloved hoecakes. [Eatocracy] BGR's Mark Bucher and Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn compete in Miami's 2012 SoBe Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Ris Lacoste searches for local scallops that don't suck. [Flavor] Here's what guest chef John Currence had cooking last week at Rogue […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Nine-Pounder Edition

Think you can finish BGR: The Burger Joint's nine-pounder? Only one brave soul has managed to. [WaPo] Here's what José Andrés teaches us about corporate leadership [Government Executive] D.C. restaurants have some pretty interesting bathrooms. [Washingtonian] Our most delicious local invasive species, the Snakehead, is now being served to upscale diners in Manhattan restaurants. [HuffPo] […]

National Airport: Where Five Guys Gets Four Stars

Burgeoning Virginia-based Five Guys is rarely Y&H's first choice for a burger. Consider the Dupont Circle location. There are so many other more tantalizing options nearby—Black & Orange, BGR: The Burger Joint, Shake Shack, to name a few—why even bother? But, there are a few insidious places on the planet that are so devoid of […]

Meatballs Sticks To Its Story: ‘It’s All Michel Richard’

A few weeks back, Y&H questioned Mark Bucher, founder of BGR: The Burger Joint and Medium Rare, about his involvement in the new Meatballs restaurant in Penn Quarter. Bucher denied any official involvement—despite records filed with the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration identifying him as the 100-percent owner of the business. Bucher claimed he was […]

Gut Reaction: BGR’s ‘Thanksgiving On A Bun’ Is Better Than No Thanksgiving (Marginally)

Thanksgiving has gotten to be a pretty horrendous time to travel any distance for a single meal, no matter how big or amazing the spread. The last time I trekked out to my Aunt Karen's place in southwestern Virginia, where most of the Shott clan will converge for turkey, trimmings and mom's homemade pecan and […]

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