Posts Tagged ‘Ray’s Hell Burger’

Ray’s Hell Burger Closes Amid Landlord Dispute

ARLnow reports that Ray's Hell Burger and Ray's Hell Burger Too have closed amid a dispute between restaurateur Michael Landrum and his landlord. "Landlord has changed the locks," says a sign on the door, according to ARLnow. A handwritten note reads, "Please visit us at Ray's to the Third while we take a quick break." […]

Steak Holder

For returning patrons, experiencing the “reinvigorated” Ray’s the Steaks at East River can be a sort of guessing game. Scoping the restaurant’s interior for the first time since the pioneering Ward 7 steakhouse reopened in late January after an abrupt two-month hiatus, a dining companion of mine bluntly asked the server, “What’s changed?” Indeed, the […]

Did This Burger Change Your Life?

Inspired by New York Times critic Pete Wells' recent review of Shake Shack, Esquire is conducting a poll of its readers to find out, "What's the most life-changing burger joint in America?" A couple of local standouts, including D.C.'s Black & Orange, regional-turned-national chain Five Guys and Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, have earned a […]

Any Guesses Which D.C. Eatery Obama Will Hit Next?

Arlington's Liberty Tavern is the latest D.C.-area eatery to get the Obama bump. Last Thursday, the president showed up to wine and dine some winning donors to his re-election campaign, noshing on tiny Chicago-style hot dogs and Portuguese-style swordfish.  A rep for the restaurant tells Y&H that the contest is part of a series, titled […]

A Meal Fit For a Mayor: Vince Gray Goes to Shake Shack

What's with the executive branch and its burgers? For President Obama, it's Ray's Hell Burger. For Vince Gray, it seems, it's Shake Shack. Multiple tipsters have reported spotting the D.C. mayor at Danny Meyer's heralded new burger joint in Dupont Circle on Tuesday night. One witness emailed the above photo of Hizzoner standing inside the […]

Back in Black Bean: Recent Victories for the Meatless Burger

As someone who indulges in a fantastically meaty burger every once in a while—currently liking BGR best; wasn't impressed with Ray's Hell Burger; still haven't tried Shake Shack—I tend to judge burgers comprised of beans, grains, vegetables, or assorted soy products with an especially critical eye. As stated in a previous post ("Should a Veggie […]

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Ray's Hell Burger from Best of D.C.: Burgers

The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry

The first Young & Hungry column I wrote, almost five years ago, was a review of Miss Saigon in Georgetown. I was auditioning for the job of food columnist for Washington City Paper, and these were my marching orders in December 2005: critique a Vietnamese restaurant that no one cared about. I was puzzled, but […]

Mall Food: Where to Eat After Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rallies

Two cable TV comedians are coming to town to stage a rally on the National Mall, and the political establishment isn’t sure whether to laugh, cry, or declare its own irrelevancy in the presence of fake pundits who have the drawing power of Sarah Palin at an NRA swimsuit contest. Y&H doesn’t have the bona […]

Ray’s Hell Burger: CityVista Bound or Not?

The question of the day is whether or not Ray's Hell Burger, the prez's preferred patty, will be opening a D.C. location at CityVista. Prince of Petworth, as is our liege's habit, teases us with such a rumor. But DCist, you know, actually did some reporting and asked owner Michael Landrum if he's planning an […]

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