An Annandale Inspired Burger, Tzatziki-Covered Lamb Plus Steak & Cheese [JUNE BOTMs]
We bid a greasy farewell to May and National Hamburger Month and welcome in a fresh crop of BOTMs to fill our bellies in June. This month, BTS brings Northern Virginia to Foggy Bottom (in a way), Dogwood goes to the Mediterranean, Bobby’s Burger Palace hooks up the goat cheese and BGR and Social Burger actively ignore the “B” in BOTM.
Burger Tap & Shake
So this is pretty cool. For their June BOTM, BTS hooks up an homage to Annandale with the Little River Turnpike. The Korean-themed burger tops a beef patty with American cheese, grilled pork belly, kimchi and Gochujang BBQ sauce. Yup, we can definitely get down with this one.
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW | DC | burgertapandshake.com
BGR The Burger Joint
So remember when last month, BGR hooked up a salmon BLT as their special “burger?” Well, the disappointment continues in June as the BOTM on tap is a lobster roll. This could be BGR’s swan song in the BOTM Club if they don’t go beef next month.
Bobby’s Burger Palace
Bobby, Bobby, Bobby. These days, the BBP chief is more likely to show up on TMZ than Food Network. Anyway, this month Mr. Flay rolls out his Napa Valley burger…AGAIN…with goat cheese, watercress and Meyer lemon honey mustard sauce. If Bobby keeps serving up the same tired burgers each month, our eyes – and bellies – might start to wander, too… [Burger Days Review, June 2014]
2121 K Street, NW | DC | bobbysburgerpalace.com
Dogwood hooked up a Mediterranean burger back in April of 2013 but this time their jazzing it up a bit. Rather than just beef and some red pepper and feta, this version uses a ground lamb patty topped with house-made Tzatziki, a sun-dried tomato and feta spread plus pickled red onion and arugula. We approve these upgrades.
132 West Broad Street | Falls Church | dogwoodtavern.com
Oh, Social Burger – we were so happy when you joined the BOTM club but this month puts a slight damper on our exuberance. The Steak and Cheese special ditches the beef patty and replaces it with six ounces of sirloin, provolone, roasted green pepper mayo, peppers and onions on a potato bun. While unfortunately not a burger, we’d still toss this one into the ol’ face hole.
350 Maple Avenue West | Vienna| mysocialburger.com
(We’re always on the lookout for BOTMs. If you know of another D.C.-area joint that hooks up a monthly special burger, email us and let us know.)ank”>email us and let us know.)