Posts Tagged ‘Ray’s Hell Burgers’

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

I knew this day would eventually come. The beer geeks have taken over the Y&H blog! With their unholy alliance of timely information and sheer ambition, they and their kind (those stupid vintage beer commercials!) have captured the top three spots this week. Here, without further ado, are the most read posts for the week: […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

Much to Y&H's surprise and delight, more of you clicked on the item about Mark Furstenberg's forthcoming street food restaurant than on Obama's much overhyped (guilty as charged!) visit to Ray's Hell Burgers. Congratulations on being so damn cool. The top posts of the week: Furstenberg's Street Food Restaurant Will Stretch Far Beyond Bread-Based Snacks […]

DijonGate Is a Right-Wing Form of Yellow Journalism

If you haven't heard already — and I really hope that you've been spared — Hannity, Ingraham, and other right-wing pit bulls have been attacking Obama for ordering his Ray's Hell Burger with spicy mustard, which they see as elitist or French or something so drastic that it'll mean the downfall of God and country. […]

The Daily Show Disses Obama’s Burger-Ordering Technique

OK, Y&H is officially obsessed with this Ray's Hell Burger business. I will no longer claim to stop the madness. And how can you when Jon Stewart delivers this zinger about Obama's sludge-like ordering style? "I don't care if you're the president, no one in New York City is going to let you take that […]

One Final Note on Obama’s Visit to Ray’s Hell Burgers

OK, I know y'all must feel like you've had it up to HERE with the Obama burger madness, but allow Y&H to add a final footnote to this presidential prole moment at Ray's Hell Burgers. Michael Landrum, over at, swears that this interchange occurred between him and the prez: Actual true moment, and the […]

President and VP Waited in Line at Ray’s Just Like Everyone Else

Michael Landrum has never been one to suck up to the rich and powerful, so to hear the owner of Ray's Hell Burgers suddenly turn deferential to President Obama took Y&H by surprise. (Michael, I'll have the cell phone on all night, so you can call and bitch about this intro.) Getting info from the […]

Best of D.C.: Which New Restaurant Deserves Top Honors?

The editors (aka, the Meat Grinders) are busy putting the final touches on this year's Best of D.C. issue, even though all the picks have already been made, including a large number in the Food & Drink section. Personally, if you ask me, too much emphasis is placed on the Best Restaurant category. Seriously, do […]

Alert Las Vegas: Washingtonian Debuts Burger Brackets in Time for March Madness

The recent spate of new burger joints in the D.C. market has inspired the Washingtonian to debut a March Madness-like contest, Burger Brackets, which pits ground-beef sandwich vs. ground beef sandwich until an ultimate winner is crowned. Wanna bet that Ray's Hell Burger takes top honors? Regardless of its predictability, Burger Brackets is a great […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

Thanks to a Huffington Post mention, Mike DeBonis' item last week about Adrian Fenty and Michelle Obama lunching at Georgia Brown's took the top honors this week. After DeBonis' upset win, the Top 5 settled down into the usual Young & Hungry mix of posts, which apparently aren't good enough for Huffington. Can You Blame […]

NPR’s Morning Edition Surprise: Ray’s Hell Burgers Will Survive the Economy!

If I may, allow me to boil down Yuki Noguchi's Morning Edition report today on how local restaurants are surviving this vicious economy: creating affordable prix-fixe menus, doing more with lesser ingredients, and, well, being Micheal Landrum. For the life of me, I can't understand why NPR would choose to focus on only two restaurants, […]