Burger Days Tackles D.C. Restaurant Week

10
Aug
2011
D.C.'s Summer Restaurant Week starts this Sunday Monday and, leading up to it, there's been a shit-ton of online articles and blog posts letting people know it. Despite the myriad posts explaining the ins and outs of the week, we've yet to find one that tells us what we really want to know. Namely, who's giving us the burger hook up? Since burgers are what we do (and eat), we scoured the menus of participating restaurants and have found all the joints hooking up beef –and in one case, bison– and a bun next week. Some burger highlights include Chef Geoff's Downtown's Dry Aged Hawaiian Burger with Gouda, ham, pineapple and avocado, Logan Tavern's Bacon-Bacon Burger with Canadian and smoked bacon, Thunder Burger's Kobe beef and foie gras combo, the Big Pimpin, and Restaurant 3's ground beef and andouille sausage mash-up with caramelized onions, house-cured bacon and cheddar. However, out of the plethora of spots serving up the burgs, we've gotta name 901 Restaurant's lunch menu as the most Burger Days friendly. Not only does their 901 Bacon Burger option (smoked cheddar, beer braised onion, garlic aioli, artisan sweet potato bun) sound stupid good, but you can kick-start your meal with their cheeseburger sliders. If only they incorporated a burger into dessert, they'd have the trifecta. Quick D.C. Restaurant Week recap or those who ain't in the know: from August 15-21, lunch at participating restaurants gets you 3 (or more) courses for $20.11, while dinner runs $35.11. Read on to get the the scoop on where to get your burger fix for Restaurant Week:

901 Restaurant

901 9th Street, NW | Washington, DC Lunch: Cheeseburger sliders (smoked cheddar, spicy aioli, artisan sweet potato buns), 901 Bacon Burger (smoked cheddar, beer braised onion, garlic aioli, artisan sweet potato bun) Dinner: Cheeseburger sliders  (smoked cheddar, spicy aioli, artisan sweet potato buns), Bison Burger (Curried onion straws, jalapeno jack, onion marmalade, artisan sweet potato bun)  

Acre 121

1400 Irving Street, NW #109 | Washington DC Dinner: Old Line Burger (lean Angus beef ground in-house and chargrilled with special tomato ketchup and choice of cheddar or Gruyere cheese)  

Ardeo/Bardeo

3309-3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, DC Dinner: Char-broiled natural beef burger on brioche bun with cheddar, house bacon, burger sauce, onion strings  

Bastille

1201 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA (Extending Restaurant Week to August 28) Lunch: Smith Meadow Farm Beef Burger (artisanal brioche bun, Vermont cheddar, crispy onions, tomato, lettuce. Served with pomme frites or side salad)  

Beacon Bar & Grill

1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW | Washington, DC Lunch: BB&G Half Pound Angus Burger (lettuce, tomato & onion on a brioche and choice of cheddar, Swiss, blue, provolone), Santa Fe Burger (roasted green chile salsa, shredded jack cheese, brioche roll, lettuce, tomato and onion)  

Capital Grille

1861 International Drive, McLean, VA, 22102 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: The Grille's Signature Cheeseburger with Truffle Fries (blend of chopped sirloin, smoked bacon and sweet onions)  

Chef Geoff's - Downtown

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Cheddar-Bacon Burger (sliced pickles and chipotle mayo), DC Burger (jack cheese, homemade steak sauce, tempura onion), Dry Aged Hawaiian Burger (Gouda, country ham, pineapple, avocado, house frites) Dinner: Cheddar-Bacon Burger (sliced pickles and chipotle mayo), DC Burger (jack cheese, homemade steak sauce, tempura onion), Dry Aged Hawaiian Burger (gouda, country ham, pineapple, avocado, house frites)  

Chef Geoff's - New Mexico Ave.

3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW, Suite 246B, Washington, DC Lunch: Bistro Burger (cheddar, jack cheese, bacon), #17 Next Burger (BBQ brisket, pickled green tomato, crispy vidalia onion, Havarti) Dinner: Bistro Burger (cheddar, jack cheese, bacon), #17 Next Burger (BBQ brisket, pickled green tomato, crispy vidalia onion, Havarti)  

Chef Geoff's - Tysons

8045 Leesburg Pike | Vienna, VA Lunch: Meatball sliders (mozzarella, crispy potato sticks), Chef Geoff Burger (cheddar, bacon, green chile aioli), Dry Aged Burger (moody blue cheese, pepper bacon), Tysons Burger (Gruyere, wild mushrooms, grilled onions) Dinner: Meatball sliders (mozzarella, crispy potato sticks), Chef Geoff Burger (cheddar, bacon, green chile aioli), Dry Aged Burger (moody blue cheese, pepper bacon), Tysons Burger (Gruyere, wild mushrooms, grilled onions)  

Columbia Firehouse

109 S Street Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA (Extending Restaurant Week to August 28) Lunch: Firehouse Angus Burger (house ground burger, Tillamook cheddar, bacon, red onion and firehouse sauce) Dinner: Firehouse Angus Burger (house ground burger, Tillamook cheddar, bacon, red onion and firehouse sauce)  

Dino Restaurant

3435 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (Extending Restaurant Week to August 31) Dinner: Panino Americano (10 oz. burger on grilled ciabatta, house relish, anchovy & Sriracha aioli, Prairie Breeze American cheddar, local greens salad)  

Firefly

1310 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC Lunch (no lunch on Saturday & Sunday): 1/2 lb. Beef Hamburger (with Vermont cheddar, caramelized onions, honey mustard, sesame seed bun, beer battered pickle) Dinner: 1/2 lb. Beef Hamburger (with Vermont cheddar, caramelized onions, honey mustard, sesame seed bun, beer battered pickle)  

Gordon Biersch

900 F Street, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Apple & Brie Burger (10 oz. burger with Granny Smith apples, brie, served with garlic fries)  

The Heights

3115 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Grilled Burger (9 oz., grass-fed) Dinner: Grilled Burger (9 oz., grass-fed)  

J&G Steakhouse

515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: J&G Cheeseburger & Fries  

Jackson 20

(Extending Restaurant Week to August 28) 480 King Street, Alexandria Lunch: J20 Burger (ground beef chuck with smoke house bacon, Mountaineer cheese, grilled green onion relish, barbeque aioli, apple cider coleslaw and fries)  

Laporta's Restaurant

(Extending Restaurant Week to August 28) 1600 Duke Street, Alexandria Lunch: 1/2 lb. Angus Beef Burger Dinner: 1/2 lb. Angus Beef Burger  

Lia's

4435 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD Lunch: Meatball sliders (provolone), Tuscan Burger (pancetta, roasted tomato, mozzarella), CG Burger (tomato, mushroom, Gorgonzola) Dinner: Meatball sliders (provolone), Tuscan Burger (pancetta, roasted tomato, mozzarella), CG Burger (tomato, mushroom, Gorgonzola)  

Logan Tavern

1423 P Street NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Grilled Burger (grass-fed 9 oz.), Bacon-Bacon Burger (Canadian & smoked bacon, horseradish sauce), The Farm Burger (goat cheese, marinated peppers and basil), Baja Burger (cheddar, avocado, salsa &  jalapenos), Circle Burger (provolone, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms) Dinner: Grilled Burger (grass-fed, 9 oz.)  

M Street Bar & Grill

2033 M Street, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Traditional House Burger (brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, choice of cheddar, provolone, Swiss, Havarti, White American, goat cheese, pepper jack or bleu)  

Restaurant 3

(Extending Restaurant Week to August 28) 2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA Lunch: 3's Burger (ground beef and andouille sausage, caramelized onion, house-cured bacon, cheddar and fries)  

Thunder Burger & Bar

3056 M Street, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Thunder Burger (beef burger with lettuce, remoulade sauce on toasted sesame seed challah bun with a side) Dinner: Big Pimpin (Kobe beef burger, seared Hudson Valley foie gras, morbier cheese, balsamic reduction, tomato & remoulade with a side)  

Urbana

2121 P Street, NW, Washington, DC Lunch: Burger (10 oz. ground beef, pickled onion, bibb lettuce and tomato and choice of cheddar or Swiss)  

Wildfire

1714 U International Drive, McLean, VA Lunch: Stuffed Burger of the Day




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