Bobby’s Burger Palace Opens Today in D.C.
UPDATE: Check out the line outside the new spot just after noon today. Thanks to @cyndudz for the pic!)
The Food Network star is bringing 10 of his signature Angus beef burger creations to his new District joint, ranging from the Palace Classic Burger (American cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion) and Philadelphia Burger (provolone, griddled onions and hot peppers) to some more highfalutinÂ West Coast options like the L.A. Burger (avocadoÂ relish, watercress, cheddar and tomato) or Nappa Valley (goat cheese, watercress and Meyer lemon honey mustard). And of course, any burger on the menu can be “crunchfied” with a handful of potato chips on top for free. You can swap out the beef Â for chicken or turkey as well–Â if you swing that way.
On the side, beer-battered onion rings and fries, both regular and sweet potato, are available. The fries can be hooked up with Flay’s fry sauce– a blend of mayo, roasted red and chipotle peppers and spices or a honey mustard horseradish sauce.
And what would a D.C. burger joint be without shakes? Ten different flavors including Black and White, Pistachio, Mango, Cola, Coffee and Blueberry-Mango will be available, as well as a trio of “spiked” shakes: Vanilla Caramel Bourbon, Pineapple Coconut Rum and Mocha Kahlua Vodka.
The booze doesn’t end there as they’ll be slingin’ beers (Bud, Miller Lite, Dogfish IPA, Sierra and more) Â and wine. As an added bonus, you can also have a pleasant time sippin’ on their Frozen Cactus Pear Margaritas. (Ge-ge-geyeahhh, can I live?)
The 76-seat restaurant will be open daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Press release after the jump:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOBBY SAYS WEâ€™RE GOINâ€™ TO THE BBP!
CHEF BOBBY FLAY OPENS BOBBYâ€™S BURGER PALACE (BBP)Â TODAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Bobby Reminds You To Crunchify Any Burger
Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2011) â€” Today, Bobby Flay, acclaimed chef, restaurateur,Â television personality and cookbook author, opens Bobbyâ€™s Burger Palace in Washington,Â D.C. [2121 K Street NW, 202-974-6260]. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., BBPÂ presents an array of burgers inspired by Bobbyâ€™s extensive travels throughout America andÂ his love of the grill in a convenient casual setting.
From north to south, coast to coast, each BBP burger is Bobbyâ€™s tribute to Americaâ€™s regionalÂ flavors and traditions, made with only premium-quality ingredients and condiments. â€œAt anyÂ time of year, my favorite thing to eat is a cheeseburger,â€ says Bobby. â€œAnd at the BBP, IÂ celebrate Americaâ€™s variety of flavors, styles and cultures surrounding this classic staple,Â offering a selection of specialty burgers, served at a great price.â€
Sides such as hand-cut French Fries served with BBP Fry Sauce (Bobbyâ€™s own blend ofÂ mayonnaise, roasted red and chipotle peppers, and spices) and Beer Battered Onion RingsÂ along with Griddled Cheese Sandwiches and Milkshakes & Malteds are available to createÂ the ultimate BBP meal.
Cooked to order, 10 signature burgers â€“ including the Philadelphia Burger with ProvoloneÂ cheese, griddled onions and hot peppers; Buffalo Style Burger with red hot sauce, blueÂ cheese dressing and watercress; the Dallas Burger spice crusted with coleslaw, MontereyÂ Jack, BBQ sauce, and pickles; the Santa Fe Burger with queso sauce, pickled jalapeÃ±os,Â and blue corn chips; and the Palace Classic Burger with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoÂ and red onion â€“ are all served on a sesame seed bun.
All burgers may be prepared with Certified Angus Beef or ground turkey; guests may alsoÂ choose grilled chicken breast. Any of these combinations may be served topless, where theÂ burger or grilled chicken is simply stacked onto a bed of greens without the bun. For anÂ additional dose of bold flavor, choose from the BBPâ€™s selection of sauces, including ChipotleÂ Ketchup, BBP Burger Sauce, JalapeÃ±o Hot Sauce, and Yellow Mustard.
When dining at the BBP, Bobby reminds you to get your burger crunchified, which means topÂ any BBP burger with crisp chips at no additional cost. â€œMy side of chips always ended up inÂ my burger, so developing â€˜crunchificationâ€™ was natural; a burgerâ€™s overall texture is just asÂ important as flavor,â€ says Bobby. â€œPlus crunchification is not only fun, itâ€™s a great way toÂ create the perfect burger, bite for bite, crunch for crunch.â€
Crunchified selections include the CrunchburgerÂ® with double American cheese and potatoÂ chips and the Crunch Salad with chopped vegetables, romaine, crispy tortillas, white cheddarÂ cheese cubes and balsamic dressing.
With or without real whipped cream, 10 Milkshakes & Malteds in flavors such as Cola, VanillaÂ Bean, Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Mango, Black and White, and Blueberry-Pomegranate hitÂ the spot during or after a meal at the BBP. Spiked Milkshakes are also available in flavorsÂ such as Vanilla Caramel Bourbon, Pineapple Coconut Rum and Mocha KahlÃºa Vodka. OtherÂ spirited refreshments include bottled beers such as Budweiser, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Dogfish IPA and non-alcoholic Buckler; Frozen Cactus Pear Margaritas, with or without salt;Â and custom blended BBP Red and BBP White wine-by-the-glass. Fountain & bottled sodas,Â iced tea and lemonade are also available to quench any thirst.
Â THE SET-UP
The 76-seat BBP is a nod to a classic burger joint, emblazoned with fiery red, bold yellow andÂ vibrant green hues that Bobby is so known for. BBP is outfitted with a central serpentineÂ corian dining counter complemented by vivid green leather bar stools. Here, guests sit at theÂ counter, socialize with friends and other patrons, while their food and drinks are quicklyÂ delivered. Bright and visible from K Street, the counter is echoed by a dramatic ribbon-likeÂ light fixture with brown, orange and yellow stripes. A floor-to-ceiling feature wall encasing theÂ BBPâ€™s kitchen is a mosaic of wood, bamboo and bright green, brown and orange glass tiles.
Pendant lamps create a gradation of amber color where light shines through tiny bubblesÂ providing a glow throughout the restaurant. Photographs of farm-fresh ingredients alsoÂ adorn the BBPâ€™s walls.Â
The BBP Signature Collection of trademark sauces and rubs, six products in all, are availableÂ for purchase on-premise at all BBP locations. The Collection includes products such asÂ Bobbyâ€™s Burger Palace Barbecue Sauce (9.7oz; $10), perfect for brushing on a burger duringÂ the last few minutes of cooking or grilling or simply used as a condiment on a burger; Bobbyâ€™sÂ Burger Palace Fry Sauce (9.7 oz.; $10), to serve alongside french fries; and Bobbyâ€™s BurgerÂ Palace Burger Rub (3.4oz.; $8), an earthy combination of spices and ground chiles that addsÂ flavor to any burger of choice. Also available for purchase at the BBP is Bobbyâ€™s ninthÂ cookbook and New York Times bestseller, Bobby Flayâ€™s Burgers, Fries & Shakes (ClarksonÂ Potter/Publishers; April 2009; $25.95).
BBP is located at 2121 K Street NW; 202-974-6260. BBP is open daily, Monday throughÂ Saturday 11am to 10pm and Saturday 11am to 9pm. Burgers range from $6.75 to $7.75;Â take-out service and a Kidâ€™s BBP Burger Deal are also available. Visit www.bobbysburgerpalace.com for further details.
This is Bobbyâ€™s sixth BBP; the first outpost opened in July 2008 in Lake Grove, NY on LongÂ Island; the second BBP opened in December 2008 in Eatontown, NJ; the third locationÂ opened in March 2009 in Paramus, NJ; the fourth location opened in July 2009 in Uncasville,Â CT; and the fifth location opened in April 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.
For information on Bobby Flay, visit Â www.bobbyflay.com.