Posts Tagged ‘BGR: The Burger Joint’

Ballsy Move: Who’s Really Behind Michel Richard’s Meatball Shop?

For a concept as prosaic as ground meat shaped into savory spheres, the new Penn Quarter eatery simply called Meatballs sure has generated a lot of buzz. Part of the hype is probably due to the restaurant’s brash marketing strategy. Consider the eye-catching signage out front, which heavily emphasizes the word “balls” in large capital […]

BGR, Bobby’s, Central, Good Stuff, Shake Shack: D.C.’s Top 5 Burger Joints?

Glittarazzi has named its Top 5 burger joints in the District as follows: Shake Shack ("long lines with a big, juicy payoff"), Good Stuff Eatery ("takes the classic sandwich to a new level"), Bobby's Burger Palace ("lines have been up to an hour long"), BGR: The Burger Joint ("'one burger you have to try before […]

No Bowtie Pasta? Jim Graham’s Fishy Culinary Tribute

D.C. restaurants often name dishes after politicians, particularly around election time. Both Good Stuff Eatery and BGR: The Burger Joint, for instance, whipped up competing Barack Obama and John McCain-themed burgers during the last presidential race. The latest local addition to this culinary-political gimmickry is a bit more neighborhood specific: "The Jim Graham," a plate […]

Quick Feeding: R.J. Cooper Does His Best Sting Impersonation

Tantric Tasting: Reporting from New York, Young & Hungry alum Todd Kliman takes the first bite into chef R.J. Cooper's pop-up preview of what's in store at Rogue 24, his forthcoming 24-course tasting-menu restaurant in D.C.'s Blagden Alley. Cooper had previously compared the planned culinary circus to a  Widespread Panic concert. Kliman, meanwhile, finds it […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Toki Talk, Rising Rio, Coca, Gelato

Dishes We Dug: The duru jjigee (marinated, spiced pork belly sauteed with kimchi and rice cakes, served with steamed tofu) at Mandu, grilled asparagus spears sprinkled with parmesan (instead of fries) at BGR: The Burger Joint, chicken curry hakata (ramen with chunks of fried chicken) at Toki Underground, tater tots at P.J. Clarke's. Overheard While […]

Changing Tables: Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill Now Open, Another Matchbox on the Way

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Rockville is getting set to open the latest outpost of the gourmet pizza bar, Matchbox, as early as Friday with an impressive spot which can seat more than 400 people! (Bethesda magazine) Dupont Circle will soon have a new yogurt and parfait […]

Changing Tables: Sweetgreen Opens Today in Ballston

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: New York-based Shake Shack, which is set to hit the corner of 18th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue, is now looking for managers. (The Feast) Woodley Park will be the new home to Las Vegas–based and Man Vs. Food-featured, Hot N Juicy […]

Changing Tables: American Tap Room and Ping Pong Dim Sum Are Reproducing!

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: A new bar and barbecue joint called American Ice Company is set to open at 917 V St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) A new dual-concept sports bar and restaurant, Redline, will be opening soon in the former Indebleu space at 707 G […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Changing Tables: Ba Bay and New IHOP Location Open

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Capital City Brewing Co. has lost its lease on Capitol Hill and will be moving operations to its Shirlington site, making it one of the top 10 largest brewpubs in the country. (All We Can Eat) More brewpub news: Rock Bottom and […]