BTS Goes French, Social Does Vietnamese & Bacon Jammin’ at Dogwood [JULY BOTMs]
It’s July in D.C. which means heat, humidity and a brand new batch of BOTMs. This month, we’ve got a patriotic burger (at least if you’re French), a run-of-the-mill BBQ creation, a pork-centric BOTM, a sweet-and-smokey joint from Falls Church and a non-burger repeat.
Burger Tap & Shake
We guess Fourth of July burgers are just too mainstream because BTS is doing the French thing with their July BOTM. The Bastille Day Burger goes all oh la la with the beef this time, topping it with Brie, Burgundy shallots, Mache lettuce and a rosemary dijon aioli. It’s all served on a brioche bun so if you really want to French this thing up, you need to B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baguette).
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW | DC | burgertapandshake.com
Bobby’s Burger Palace
Barbecue sauce-topped burgers are tasty but they’re also easy. One would think an Iron Chef like Bobby Flay would understand this and step it up a notch. Instead, the Cheyenne Burger takes typical BBQ burger components – smoked cheddar, bacon, BBQ sauce and fried onions – and BOOM, it’s July’s BOTM. We liked it the last time we ate it, but man, talk about ordinary. [Burger Days Review, August 2014]
2121 K Street, NW | DC | bobbysburgerpalace.com
Hot damn, it’s a new BOTM at Dogwood and we couldn’t be more excited. One of our favorite burger toppings of all time makes its debut at the Falls Church sports bar in July on the BBQ Jam Burger. A sweet BBQ onion bacon jam along with smoked Gouda, fried pickles and a green goddess sauce gets piled on this one. This is, most definitely, our jam.
132 West Broad Street | Falls Church | dogwoodtavern.com
We’re happy to see Vienna’s Social Burger return with a bonafide burger this month…even though it ain’t from a cow. The Banh Mi Burger features a ground pork patty with chili mayo, cucumber, jalapeno and a carrot and daikon slaw. It’s no Eden Center but itll do..
350 Maple Avenue West | Vienna| mysocialburger.com
BGR The Burger Joint
Look, we love lobster rolls. Like, really, really, love them. But a lobster roll is not a burger. So as BGR carries over last month’s “BOTM,” the Lobster Roll, into July, we’re left asking “Where’s the beef?”
(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.)