Posts Tagged ‘burger’

D.C.’s Most Expensive Burgers

The city’s most expensive burger still uses good ol’ American cheese.

Bar Food Bites: Scion’s Happy Hour

Scion in Dupont Cirlce is just the type of restaurant I adore: It under-promises and over-delivers. The dining room and bar area feel claustrophobic—a depressing drop ceiling, some obsolete décor, and a row of fussy light fixtures—but recently Scion hosted one of the best happy hour deals in the city: a burger and a pint […]

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 […]

Victor Albisu, Creator of the $58 Burger, Is Out at BLT Steak

Chef Victor Albisu, the guy who pioneered the $58, gold-leaf-topped "1 %" burger, is done at BLT Steak. Post critic Tom Sietsema has the scoop via Twitter. "For me," says Albisu, "the next step is ownership." Photo courtesy of Metrocurean

Ben’s Chili Bowl Ranks Higher Than Palena On ‘101 Best Restaurants’ List

Never underestimate the power of the half-smoke. The Daily Meal has released its list of "101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012." Various D.C. locations earn mentions, most notably including the iconic Ben's Chili Bowl, ranked No. 83. The site clearly acknowledges the subjectivity of the final results: "Ben’s Chili Bowl made it but Meadowood […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Tonight: Hopslam at ChurchKey, Smoked Bacon & Smoked Porter at Smith Commons

Tonight, ChurchKey taps the only cask in town of Bell's coveted Hopslam. Meanwhile,  Smith Commons is hosting a whole dinner dedicated to out-of-market beers and unusual pairings: the goat cheese ravioli with raisin puree and pop rocks matched up with Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.'s "Fred" certain sounds interesting. Ditto the braised pork belly […]

Black & Orange Debuts New Digs, New Bloody Mary Burger Tonight

Black & Orange, the late-night burger joint formerly known as Rogue States, opens its second D.C. location tonight on 14th Street NW. Before doors open to the general public, chef-owner Raymond Mendizabal will be showing off his shiny new digs to invited guests at a VIP party. Also on display: mini versions of Mendizabal's new […]

Frank Ruta’s Truffled Palena Burger: Better Than Its New York Equivalent?

Has the quality of Washington's food scene evolved to match that of even vaunted New York? Well, maybe in one category. WaPo food columnist and Y&H alum Tim Carman recently challenged New Yorker Ed Levine of Serious Eats to a seven-course smackdown, pitting the two cities' best cheap eats in a contest judged by both […]

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 […]

Here’s One For The Scrapple Book: Hawk ‘n’ Dove, R.I.P. (1967-2011)

Capitol Hill bid goodbye to longstanding neighborhood institution Hawk 'n' Dove over the weekend. The Hill offers a proper eulogy, complete with quotes from U.S. Rep Barney Frank, as well as long-time proprietor Stuart Long, who calls the closure "the end of my adult life."  After learning that the lease on the property would be […]