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Meat blankets.

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We're all about the bunny and baby cow at BTS, BBQ kimchee burger at BGR and Bobby's spicy pimento burger this month.

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The influx of fast-casual joints –the so-called "better burger" purveyors– leaves us longing for something more. Something different. Something better. Enter PYT.

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We missed Trummer's pop up burger bar last year but we'd be damned if we were going to miss it this go round.

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Creativity is all over the charts in this month's BOTM lineup with a bunny burger at one end of the spectrum and a tortilla-less fajita creation at the other. Peep the whole April roster inside.

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Burger Buddies

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Yeah, we probably need this.

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Say goodbye to Shake Shack's crinkle cut fries, D.C., they're about to be kicked to the curb.

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The lineup at Bobby's Burger Palace got a little shakeup recently but don't get too excited Washington-- a new D.C.-themed burger did NOT make the cut.

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That's an eight-pound burger. EIGHT. POUNDS.

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Burger Days Turns 5

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In 2009, we first set out on our greasy quest to explore the Washington, D.C. landscape in a never-ending search for the area's best burger.

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Burger and a glass of pinot, anyone?

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The sandwiches-turned-burgers are the top BOTMs this March so focus on the Fatty Melt and Reuben burgers at Dogwood Tavern and BGR. Pass on the rest.

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Fried pickled jalapeños, fried shallots and cheese sauce. On a hot dog. Like we needed another reason to hit up Shake Shack (or refill our Lipitor prescriptions) .

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The Burger Days Crew doesn't discriminate when it comes to goodness. We've already burgered our way through Connecticut so on our latest trip to the Nutmeg State, we ditched the beef-and-bun and instead deposited a whole helluva lot of other tastiness inside us. In Part 1, we tackle Bear's Smokehouse.

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Building on last year's successful debut, fancy-ass Clifton joint Trummer's on Main is bringing back their pop-up burger bar for another run beginning tonight.

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The worst thing about going to the SoBe Burger Bash is coming back from the SoBe Burger Bash.

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Over 8,500 pounds of ground meat. More than a half-ton of bacon. Fourteen-thousand bottles of beer. And 31 different burgers. Yeah, that was our kind of party.

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The beefy prognosticators that we are thought three-time champion Michael Symon would take home his fourth People's Choice award at the SoBe Burger Bash Friday, and sure enough, the B Spot Burgers chief won the popular vote with his The Fat Doug Burger topped with coleslaw, pastrami, Castello aged harvarti and stadium mustard.

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We just got our hands on the SoBe Burger Bash menu and our excitement has turned into full-fledged hysteria after perusing the lineup for this Friday's event.

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Cheese makes everything better and nobody can tell us different.

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If you can't get creative, then you might as well put some tasty shit together.

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The burger party of all burger parties is here and after a year hiatus, we're back in there like beefy-ass swimwear.

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Some dude on Reddit is doing Taco Bell runs Wednesday in the D.C. area during the storm for five bucks a pop.

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If you're feeling thrifty and greasy this week, pray for a lot of snow.

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There's a rainbow of burger flavors on the menu this week, as a potpourri of ingredients get sprinkled on the beef at both Joe's Burgers in McLean and Dogfish Head Alehouse's three locations in Virginia and Maryland.

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Now that we're all back to carb loading and binging, it's time to dive headfirst into February's BOTMs. It's a varied lot this go 'round with fish, breakfast, pizza and one sweet and salty Canadian.

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For the second time this month, a D.C.-area burger chain has closed one of its joints.

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It's not burgers but I put together a list over at Eater on the top take-out options this Sunday for the Super Bowl.

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Dogfish Head Alehouse introduces a new trio of Burgers of the Week this go 'round with a chili burger and bacon-cheese fry combo leading the pack.

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Braving the elements might just be worth it to grab one of the limited-time burgers from Mad Fox or Holy Cow this week.

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When Eamonn's on Columbia Pike makes its transition to the "healthier" Society Fair next month, their lineup of burgers including the deep-fried Wurly Burgher and the double-pattied, three-meat-topped Dream Burgher will be but a memory.

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This week at Dogfish Head, we get one repeat and two new burgers of the week coming to your faces.

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Of all this month's burgers, we like the one that flushes your resolutions down the toilet the best.

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When Bobby Flay opens his 17th Burger Palace in Las Vegas next month, the Sin City will get what we've been longing for here in the Nation's Capital for the past two and a half years: its very own burger.

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In addition to churning out the boozers, the three D.C.-area Dogfish Head Alehouses also get a little burger crazy. The restaurants, in Gaithersburg, Falls Church and Fairfax, each hook up a different burger special every week throughout the year.

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The Clarendon BGR The Burger Joint is no longer slinging the beef.

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The sixth Washington, D.C. area Smashburger opened its doors at 10 a.m. today in Falls Church at the corner of Annandale Road and South Washington Street.

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Sure, resolving to be better in the New Year is a great idea. Exercising. Eating better. Meatless Mondays. They're all great. Honorable even. But come on, let's stop kidding ourselves and get back to shoving copious amounts of red meat into our faces. Shit, it's been a week already...

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We eat more burgers than you. That's a given. So take it from our knowledgeable, greasy, hypertensioned asses and read up on the 2013 Burgers of the Year.

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We ate all this month's BOTMs so you don't have to. Which December burgers tickled our tastebudsnd which ones left us cursing their beefy existence.

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Ever looked at your meal and thought "Damn-- if only this looked less appetizing,"? Or maybe you're goth and wish more food matched your wardrobe. Well, whichever way you swing, you're in luck because Z-Burger has a burger for you.

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All new this month, we're hitting you with the reviews while THESE BURGERS ARE STILL AROUND, so you can actually find out which of the BOTMs you should eat...or avoid. Peep our November BOTM recap inside.

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Smashburger will fire up the grills for the first time in Falls Church next month when the Denver-based chain opens the doors to its latest D.C.-area joint with a ribbon cutting set for Tuesday, December 10 and grand opening for the public on the 11th.

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This sloppy beast is the star of today's Epic Burger Wednesday at Mad Fox Brewing Company and it's a whole hell of a lot of meat.

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Opulence. Holy Cow has it.

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With Halloween in the rear view, the seasonal BOTMs are out in full effect with three of this month's four burgers consisting of bird patties. Sorry beef lovers-- November just isn't your month.

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In our October BOTM run, we discover nachos and burgers don't mix, sometimes cheese-stuffed patties aren't really stuffed after all, and there may be such a thing as too much meat

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We've discussed how Tysons is becoming a burger mecca (Kraze, BGR, Shake Shack, Five Guys and more) but now Mosaic District is shaping up to be a go-to burgering destination itself.

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Twenty-six burgers entered and, for the first time ever, three left as winners at the New York City Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash last Friday night.

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Tonight, the Crew gets down and dirty with the out-of-town beef at the Blue Moon Burger Bash in New York City.

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It's been a long time coming but Kraze Burger is finally opening in D.C. The Korean-based joint will open its doors to the public in Barracks Row Thursday, October 17, while employees go through training.

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We ate. We drank. A lot.

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Tonight, WETA's new documentary on the D.C. burger scene, "Burgers in Washington," premieres on the tube featuring 17 different joints in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

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As Fall rolls in, so does a seasonal BOTM, a Minnesotan specialty and two burgs ready to light up your face holes.

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When it comes to burgers, creativity comes in several forms.

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It's that time of the year again when Shake Shack goes Deutschland on us with brat-topped-burgers, sausages and tall, frosty steins of limited-time booze during their 8th annual Shacktoberfest celebration staring this Friday.

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They've jinxed the Nats and the 'Skins, now let's see if they can do the same to the looming government shutdown.

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The second-ever Five Guys location, located in a tiny, dingy strip mall at the corner of King Street and Beauregard, is closing.

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day.

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In less than three weeks, the beef and grease will fly as the Crew descends upon the District for the next installment of our never-ending chronicle of Washington, D.C.'s burger inventory. You better check yo'self, fools, Burger Days VII is going down Saturday, October 5.

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Plan B Burger Bar is bringing its burgers, bourbon and motherf*cking disco tots to 801 Pennsylvania Avenue next year.

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Queue the drool--, Burger Days fave Red Apron Butcher has tripled the burger lineup at its Merrifield joint, with two additional burgs joining its dynamite Original.

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D.C. welcomes yet another burger chain into the mix when Smashburger opens its doors in DuPont today at 10 a.m. This is the Denver-based joint's first location in the District and second overall in the Metro area after opening in Fairfax last October.

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BOTMs are the opportunity to pull out all the stops. To open that tattered, grease-stained notebook filled with Franken-burger ideas and put forth a creation that should never achieve a permanent spot on the regular menu. This is the time to get fucking nuts.

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By far the best news we've heard all week-- Shake Shack is doubling its brick-and-mortar presence in the D.M.V. next year.

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For the last time this year, the DuPont and F Street burger slingers at Shake Shack are busting out their limited edition battered wieners for four days of glorious meat-on-a-stick goodness.

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Local chef and former Top Chef contestant Timothy Dean's second TD Burger location is opening next Monday at 250 K Street NE in NoMa, Eater DC reports today.

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The burgers are all over the creativity scale this month with a July BOTM doppelganger, another District snub from Mr. Flay, a Tunisian creation and one that's almost certainly got Dr. Lecter's lips smacking.

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When first I heard of this month’s burger specials, my heart sank into my stomach, which then sank into my boots. And yet here I am, upbraided- chastened even by the experience. Not everything was terrific, but I am rarely so pleasantly surprised as I was in trying these four burgers.

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Georgetown gets a hot beef injection next week when Spike Mendolsohn opens his third D.C.-area burger joint on Monday.

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The Crew took a trip up through richy-rich Potomac last weekend and dipped into The Hunter's Inn on River Road for a quick bite.

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Well, this is not exactly the most graceful exit for the iconic Arlington burger joint.

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This month's gaggle of BOTMs is an international bunch including a Cubano-inspired burg, an Italian job, a joint from the Aloha State and one representing the lower 48.

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Not content with just reading about BOTMs, we also make it our mission to seek out and throw each of these creations into our faces.The latest BOTM review comes via Matt (@yaysaps) who gives the run down of June's burgers from the D.C. area's BOTM slingers.

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The Z-Burger Independence Day Championship has a new champ and a new record.

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They're back and available at both D.C. Shake Shacks from July 4th through the 7th.

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With the sun and rain battling for supremacy in the sky, 10 of D.C.'s top chefs battled in the courtyard of Poste Moderne Brasserie Sunday, hoping to walk away victorious from Brainfood's first-ever D.C. Burger Battle. After all was said and eaten, The Source's Scott Drewno won both the Judges' and Chefs' vote with host Dennis Marron of Poste taking home the People's Choice award.

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Starting tomorrow, BlackFinn (AmeriPub in Merrifield and regular ol' BlackFinns in D.C. and Bethesda) is kicking off their own Burger Month celebration with 30 days of burger specials and contests.

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With existing spots in DuPont Circle and Nats Park, Shake Shack opens its third District location today at 11 a.m. next to the Spy Museum in Penn Quarter, in the museum's former cafe space.

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With Brainfood's Burger Battle just about a week away, it's almost go time for the 10 competing D.C. chefs.

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The Daily Meal dropped their "40 Best Burgers in America" list today and we're happy to see two of our favorites make the cut.

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We're used to trekking around town getting our burger on and while that's fun and all, all that walking cuts into our eating and drinking time. So when the burgers congregate all in one place, it makes us very, very happy.

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Z-Burger is putting out the call for participants in their annual Independence Burger Eating Contest where eaters throw down the beef for a chance of winning a top prize of $1,250 in cash money and $1,250 worth of Z-Burger grub.

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Today is National Donut/Doughnut Day and during grub-related holidays such as this, we always look for ways to combine the food of the day with a burger.

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All things considered, this month's batch of BOTMs is sounding pretty damn tasty. Along with June's potentially delicious beef-on-a-bun creations, the BOTM club gets a shake up as Be Right Burger drops out of the mix but we see another joint step up to fill its greasy shoes.

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If you have the energy to wade through the teenage mall rats on Sunday, June 9, there's a burger battle going on Tysons.

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We're big champions of creativity here at Burger Days-- it's one of the reasons we highlight the area's special monthly burgers with our BOTM posts.

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With Memorial Day weekend starting tomorrow and leading directly into National Hamburger Day on Tuesday, there will be plenty of burgers and dogs put down over the next few days.

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Bringing you yet another burger scoop, we can now confirm Smashburger has officially signed a lease to bring its fast-food style burgs to the City of Falls Church.

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Love pork amalgamation sandwiches but just can't bring yourself to put a McRib into your face? Well you're in luck, because from now until Memorial Day you can get your pig-on-a-bun fix without the fast-food stigma.

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Last week we did our annual burger-a-day thing and observed the shit outta National Hamburger Week.

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Sorry about that. Not that it's any excuse, but these month's BOTMs are actually pretty lame so you're not missing out on much

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Not content with laying the jinx down on the Nationals and the Redskins, Z-Burger has now set its sights on the Capitals.

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Not about to waste another meal on a subpar burger, we got down and dirty with the greasy, drippy mess of Good Stuff Eatery to wrap up National Hamburger Week 2013.

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We stopped by Dogwood Tavern for happy hour boozers and burgs and decided to go for the BOTM, the Black-n-Bleu, on Day 6 of Burger Week.

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We hit up BGR for Day 5 of National Burger Week and since we were feeling particularly carnivorous, we went with the meatiest burger we could find on the menu: the Cuban.

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Every Wednesday is Epic Burger Day at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church. So guess where we spent hump day of National Burger Week?

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We'd like to introduce you to the Porkstramburger.

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Three hours of all you can eat burgers, all you can drink boozers AND it's just a Metro ride away? It may not be South Beach, but with 10 of D.C.'s top chefs going head-to-head in a burger battle right in our own back yard next month, we think this will be even better.

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Have no fear D.C.-- Ray's Hell Burger didn't die, it just crossed the street.

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We were happy to see Joe's Burgers get some love from area chefs during Eater's Burger Week, and since it had been a hot minute since we last got our beef on at the McLean joint, we decided to kick off National Hamburger Week with the unheralded burger slinger.

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Whatever obese order of eaters sat down and decided to assign a food to celebrate every goddamn day, week and month of the year, picked May to exalt that beautiful patty of beef we've come to know and love. That's right, fools-- it's National Hamburger Month.

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The fast-food style joint Burger 7 was set to bring its beef to the City of F.C. proper later this spring but has had a change of plans.

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The long-delayed opening of Kraze Burger's third U.S. location is just around the corner, but now it's just a question of where that third location will be.

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The long-awaited, first-ever Virginia location for D.C.-based burger chain Z-Burger's is now open (finally).

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Last Thursday, Eater DC went and talked "sliders" for an hour and in their wake, left us fiending for a fix. Too bad it's damn near impossible to find one around here.

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The latest future location for the fast-growing chain Smashburger in the D.C. area will be the City of Falls Church.

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So what is the difference between a Slider and a mini burger? Let’s start by looking at what isn’t a Slider.

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After a year hiatus, Eater's "Burger Week" is back featuring a slew of burger-related content from all across the Eater Nation.

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Bread. Cheese. Onions. BURGER. Cheese. Bread. Bacon. Cheese. Tomatoes. Bread.

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Break out the napkins and do an extra bump or two of Lipitor, because if the news alone doesn't give you arrhythmia, taking a bite of this thing will surely do the trick.

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If one more person tells us "spring has sprung," we might seriously murder someone. So instead of telling you shit you already know about the weather, here's the scoop on this month's BOTMs.

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In late-night-burgering news, we're alerted us to new weekend hours for Shake Shack in DuPont.

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Turns out there's a day for damn near everything as we just found out yesterday was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.

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Not only is baseball back in D.C. today, but the Nationals home opener also marks the return of another season's worth of beefy tributes to the Nats' #1 starter.

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Shake Shack is getting in the Easter spirit, mixing the pig and the cow for a special limited-time burger.

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We've done fancy-ass burger before, but never fancy-ass pop up burgers. Next month, however, Trummer's on Main will give us that chance.

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Our latest burger crush is the new Red Apron Butcher in Merrifield. And dammit, we're crushing hard.

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The late-night Ballston burger joint Wiinky's is closings its doors.

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Home of killer tater tots, Food, Wine & Co. in Bethesda is introducing a new lunchtime burger menu today with a lineup of new burgs for the eating.

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If it snows at least five inches tomorrow and you can make it outta the crib, you can get yourself a burger on the cheap.

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Combining a tasty sandwich with a burger is ALWAYS a good idea and this month, not one, but two BOTMs feature a burger-sandwich hybrid.

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If you think the D.C. burger market is saturated now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Another holiday and, yes, another free burger opportunity from Z-Burger, though this one requires more than secret word.

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We brought news of Bolt Burgers' plans for the D.C area back in July and now we have word that lease negotiations are currently underway for the joint's flagship location in the District.

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In honor of the presidential inauguration Sunday and the festivities today, we're highlighting one of our favorite burger concoctions in D.C.: the Prez Obama burger from Good Stuff Eatery.

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Ok, everybody, don't freak the fuck out, but some disturbing news comes to our attention today by way of Reddit. We hope to God it's merely temporary but it appears that Ray's Hell Burger has, at least momentarily, shuttered.

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New Year. New burgers. This month we get a BOTY winner, a North Jersey burg, a burger that'll warm your belly (and your ass), and yes, another middle-finger from the Food Network guy.

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The one word that escaped our lips when we saw the email subject in our inbox: If Washington Beats Seattle This Sunday Get a Burger for 10 Cents on Monday at Z-Burger? Shit.

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Not even two days into the New Year and there's already news of more burgers rolling into District.

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Sure, it may look like your typical' fried chicken sandwich, but rest assured, there ain't no bird under that batter. That, friends, is a deep fried slab of beef-- the foundation of Holy Cow's tribute to the never-came-to-be Apocalypse.

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Anyone who resolves to eat less burgers in 2013 probably isn't reading this, so forget the pretense behind Z-Burger's latest promotion and just jump on the free grub.

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Another year gone by and, once again, the Crew has left a path of greasy destruction in its wake.

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When the stars, planets and moon align, and the calendar flips to read December 12, 2012, the price of burgers at Z-Burger will drop to a mere twelve cents.

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Ahh December. While everyone else is focused on decorating, baking, gifting and all that other season stuff, we keep it focused on the fresh batch of BOTMs coming to the plate at D.C. burger joints.

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If leftovers don't do it for you this Friday, there's always burgers.

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It's no longer a matter of if D.C. will get another new burger joint, it's now just a matter of how many. And from the sounds of it, we gotta whole lotta beef on the way.

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It's been a while since we had a good old fashioned burger rant but seeing the ridiculous amount of attention given to Zagat's "Best Burgers in D.C." list last week has pushed us to let loose.

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Look, we love Thanksgiving. LOVE IT. The morning-to-night food and booze fest that results in days upon days of glorious leftovers is one of our favorite times of the year. But as November rolls around, so does the emergence of turkey on center stage at burger joints everywhere. We do not love that.

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Z-Burger is doing their free burger thing once again with a free ham- or cheeseburg for those wearing an "I Voted" sticker on Election Day.

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Those looking to get into the Halloween spirit and throw a burger or two down the hatch are in luck. Today, Mad Fox Brewing Company is hooking up not one, but three special burgers for "Epic Burger Wednesday."

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As the D.C.-area braces for Hurricane Sandy, burger joints everywhere are battening down the hatches today. All D.C.-area Shake Shacks, BGR The Burger Joints, Black & Oranges and Reston's be right burger are closed today, so you'll have to find your fix elsewhere.

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For three hours last Friday, we stuffed our faces with burgers and washed 'em down with a near-endless supply of beer. At the end of the night back at the hotel, the smell of burgers continued to envelop our beings and sent us off to sleep with visions of beef patties dancing in our heads.

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So it's official, the Z-Burger Curse is a thing.

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Break out the steins and lederhosen, Shacktoberfest is here again.

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Tomorrow we're going to be Bashin' it up once again, but this time, instead of heading to South Beach, we're taking the train north for a night full of beef, booze and a whole hell of a lot of burgers at the Blue Moon Burger Bash in New York City.

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The polls have closed on one of three D.C. burger elections, while the other two are still going strong until Election Day.

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Um, did Z-Burger just jinx the Nats? God, we certainly hope not.

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We have our first ever dual BOTMs this month, an Oktoberfest creation that pulls out all the stops, a BOTM that just might require a cleanse to unplug your insides and a burger that's suitable eating at any hour of the day.

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We've seen some massive burgers in our time, but today's special from Mad Fox has got to be right near the top.

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Today marks the opening of the D.C.-area's first-ever location of Smashburger-- a Denver-based burger chain that has been not-so quietly and not-so slowly spreading like wildfire across the U.S.

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Wherever we go, we look for burgers. It's just a fact of our greasy, perpetually-hungry lives. And while our day-to-day adventures are through the streets of the D.C., when we head out of town, our mission doesn't end at the border.

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Is it really a surprise that even burgers get political in an election year? This is D.C. after all.

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We received some interesting news this week: we may have not eaten the last of brgr:shack.

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Eat a damn cheeseburger.

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OK, so best news of the week so far is that Denver-based burger joint Smashburger has finally landed in the D.M.V. and will open its doors in Fairfax early next month.

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Is Z-Burger the next Five Guys? If Peter Tabibian, the owner of the D.C.-based mini-chain, has his way, it just might be.

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The BOTM Club loses a member as brgr:shack shuts its doors but the remaining joints come with the thunder this month.

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More sad burger news as just a few days after learning of Dorothy Moon's impending shut down, we discover another area patty slinger has shuttered its doors.

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So long, Dorothy Moon, we hardly knew ya.

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In less than two weeks time, buttons will pop and stitches shall rip when skinny jeans up and down H Street burst at the seams as they fail to contain the rotundness of the Crew.

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The Tysons burger population grows by one today as come 11 a.m., BGR The Burger Joint will begin to sling the hot beef from their brand new location in the mall.

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The latest D.C. joint to jump on the political burger bandwagon is Good Stuff Eatery which will be hooking up burgers from both ends of the political spectrum now through Election Day.

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The Vertigo Burger. It might be the one redeeming quality of Elevation Burger. No, not for flavor or taste but for the ability to load the thing up with 10 patties.

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Any questions?

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Oh, that's just a double-pattied, double cheese, double bacon burger with a BBQ brisket stuffed beer battered onion ring in the middle and horseradish BBQ mayo. You know, no big deal.

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This week, Falls Church's Mad Fox Brew Pub is throwing out some of the most extreme and massive combinations of beef and bun we've ever seen. And that's saying a lot.

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Shake Shack is spreading in D.C. and that's a beautiful thing.

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The Strasburger. This particular homage to the Nats ace is from Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill. And it's about damn time we took it down.

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One year ago, we sent one of our satellite Crew members based in Chicago a location and an assignment: "Go here. Eat burgers. Take photos. Ogle broads. Report back." It took a while, but he finally completed his mission to the Windy City's "Bordello Meets Burger Bar," 25 Degrees.

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A fresh batch of BOTMs hits the streets of the D.M.V this month featuring two that are just about i-damn-dentical, one inspired by a Mountain State and two which, unfortunately, make stars outta some birds.

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Sorry DuPont Circle, you're going to have to relinquish the greasy crown; by the end of this year Tysons Corner is going to be the biggest burger mecca in the D.C. area. All hail the D.M.V.'s new burger king.

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The Olympics don't officially start until tomorrow, but we've never had much patience when it comes to burgering, so we hit up Good Stuff a bit early to get a piece of their limited-time burger inspired by the Summer games.

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Sometimes even we need a break from the never-ending carousel of beef that makes up our Burger Days.

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Jumping on the Summer Olympics bandwagon, Chef Spike Mendelsohn and his Good Stuff Eatery will be hooking up a special English-inspired burger and shake for the next few weeks.

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Bolt Burgers is just the latest, and certainly not last, concept to jump in the D.M.V. burger fray, announcing their plans in a press release today.

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Out with the old and busted June burgs and in with the new hotness for July.

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"Furious" Pete Czerwinksi was once again crowned top glutton at Z-Burger's annual Independence Burger Eating Contest this afternoon. The beef baron downed 15 burgs in 10 minutes to take home his fourth consecutive crown, $1,000 and $1,000 Z-Burger tokens.

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Don't go looking for a burg when the Boilermaker Shops open up at The Yards later this year-- brb burger is no longer coming to the new development near Nats Park.

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If you're down for injecting massive amounts of beef into your grill in a limited amount of time, you could be $1,000 richer by Independence Day.

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While some may lament the impending arrival of yet another burger restaurant to the D.C. area, we just lick our greasy lips in anticipation. And when that joint coming to town also packs some serious boozer credentials and tater tots, it makes us downright euphoric.

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It's no secret we love the bacon jam. Our obsession dates back to March of last year when we took on a healthy dollop of the stuff with one of Mad Fox's burger specials and each and every time since we've tangled with the sweet, bacony goodness, we've been left wanting more.

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D.C. will have to wait a little longer for their taste of SNOB Burger.

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Looks like D.C. burger makers did some heavy shopping in the produce section as the BOTMs go big on the green in June. Basil, arugula, mixed greens, pickles and avocados get major play on the beef this month and that's just like eating a salad with a bit of meat thrown in, right?

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The Helix Lounge isn't the first place we'd think of to grab a bite. But after a menu revamp, the spot comes correct with a full-on burger bar, a lineup of signature burgs, heaps of impressive toppings and a Wednesday burger night for some cheap grubbing.

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Not long after taking on four burgers in less than an hour, I found myself knocking back beers in a crowd of complete strangers while listening to a band called Two for Flinching belt out a Justin Bieber cover on stage. How the hell did I get here?

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We got a nice shout out on NBC's Today Show up in NYC today with our contest winning sharp cheddar, bacon and onion jam burger receiving some airtime on the boob tube this morning.

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We're happy to see some of our favorite burger joints in D.C. repped well in the June issue of Washingtonian.

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Eating burgers is what we do. And we do it very, very well. We also like to think we know how to construct burger. Apparently, the folks at GO Burger think so too.

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Ray's Hell Burger Too is being replaced by a steak and cheese joint. This is not a repeat.

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For all those lamenting the lack of bacon availability on a ShackBurger, lament no more; those wonderful strips of pork candy are now ready for burger action at the D.C. Shake Shack.

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The burger we downed last Thursday was a double-pattied, grease-laden bundle of beef and bread, smeared with special sauce and infused with globs of melted cheese. This was a fast-food burger in all its greasy fast-food glory. Except that it wasn't.

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Beef? Check. Grease? Check. Melty gooey cheese? Check. Somebody get us a bib.

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If it didn't necessitate wearing pants with an elastic waistband for the rest of our lives, we could definitely get used to this burger-a-day thing.

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We finished off this year's National Hamburger Week with an afternoon run to Mr. Flay's spot on K St. to satisfy a hankering for his May BOTM we've been dealing with all month.

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There's not much more we can say about the burger we downed on Day 6 of National Hamburger Week. We'll just reiterate what we've said before about 2941's All American: this is one of the best burgers we've eaten. Period.

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When the stars and planets aligned and Eater DC declared this past week Pizza Week --the SAME week as National Hamburger Week.... well, hell, we just about passed out.

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It's hard to pass up a burger named after yourself.

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Continuing our beef-filled run through National Hamburger Week, we took on BGR’s May BOTM on Day 3.

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Our latest visit to Ray's reaffirmed their spot on our list as one of D.C.'s best. It's just so right.

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One of the umpteenth burgers deemed the best of D.C., we thought there was no better way to start our week of beef revelry than at Central.

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Gearing up for their public opening this Wednesday, Spike Mendelsohn and the Good Stuff Eatery crew threw a red-carpeted VIP Grand Opening party this past Friday at its brand spankin' new Crystal City joint.

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Despite the prolific food truck scene in D.C., the options for curbside burgers are rather limited. But all that's set to change next month when the D.M.V's burgers-on-wheels population is set to double in size. To two.

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Getting into the National Hamburger Month spirit, the fancy-ass Four Seasons joint Bourbon Steak in Georgetown is offering up a special burger each week this month.

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This being National Hamburger Month and all, it's only fitting that one of our favorite burgers of last year returns in all its pulled-pork glory as a BOTM.

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Hey Virginia peeps, no more crossing the river to get your Obama Burger on.

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Today marks the beginning of National Hamburger Month but since we treat every month as a beef sandwich celebration, we always save our extreme burger revelry for the second week of May, National Hamburger WEEK.

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Quaint, greasy, comfortable – there are many words to describe the Vienna Inn – but gourmet? No sir!

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We found ourselves on Capitol Hill last week and, naturally, it necessitated a pit stop into a Crew favorite, Good Stuff Eatery.

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Wiinky's, the Arlington burger spot that opened one year ago announced yesterday that they too will start delivering the beef.

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We just couldn't bring ourselves to order the de facto April BOTM from BGR. So instead we present to you BGR's April Burger of the Month, Burger Days style: the Beef Cobb.

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All that hype that D.C. was becoming a 24-hour city seems a bit premature as The Hamilton is no longer an open all-day and all-night spot and U Street's new Black & Orange location has shaved their hours as well. The 14th St. burger joint is no longer open 'til 5 a.m. every night.

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Because sometimes we just want to eat burgers in our drawers, Allen Bros. now gives us a way to get our beefy fix without having to put on any pants.

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This month marks the one-year anniversary of our debut in burger form and we're stoked to see it's returning for another run. In other BOTM news, we don't know what it is about Spring but it brings out the salad-on-burger trend as two of this month's BOTMs feature the stuff on their April burgs.

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Good Stuff has finally found its spot in Georgetown. Eater DC reports that Spike Mendelsohn's burger joint will be moving into the Crêpe Amour space on M Street.

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The Washington City Paper published their Best of D.C. 2012 Food & Drink winners today and WCP readers selected Black & Orange as the best burger in D.C.

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Cheese lovers rejoice-- the Juicy Lucy, the Minnesota-born burger that flips the script and puts the good stuff inside the beef, now has a permanent place on the new menu at Arlington's brgr:shack. And naturally, it warranted a taste test from the Crew.

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Arlington's brgr:shack just unveiled a new, simpler and lower-priced menu last week that ditches some items but, most importantly, adds a cheesy ball of beef to the mix.

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Burger Days 5, D.C.'s epic collision of meat and alcohol, was a monumental success as the Crew trekked around the District inhaling beef and boozers with the gusto.

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2941 Chef Bertrand Chemel's beef burger is one of the best we've ever eaten –period– but we think the duck burger could be even better.

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The Red Porch in Nationals Park has just introduced their own version of the StrasBurger, dwarfing all others sharing the name.

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Eighteen burgers from across the country are up for the title of "Most Life-Changing Burger" and the D.M.V. is represented by two area favorites: Arlington's Ray's Hell Burger and D.C.'s Black & Orange.

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We thought long and hard about the date for our latest epic burger adventure and, after much deliberation, we decided it was only appropriate to hold the burger day of all burger days on the drinking day of all drinking days. So mark your calendars D.C. burger lovers, BD 5 is on for Saturday, March 17. Yup, St. Patrick's Day.

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Meat on meat. Sandwiches on sandwiches. A Juicy Lucy. And....Chicago? Well, three outta four ain't bad. Peep the D.C. March BOTMs inside.

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When I got word that kangaroo burgers were on the menu at Dogwood Tavern today, there was no way I was missing the chance to one into my belly. When else will I have the chance to get marsupial on a bun?

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Falls Church's Dogwood Tavern is getting in on a little Leap Day fun, serving up the jumpiest of all marsupials in burger form today.

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This Wednesday, all those February 29 D.O.B.'s are finally getting their due in one of the greatest ways ever. Free burgers.

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Always on the lookout for more ways to fit burgers into our diet, BTS just did us a big solid with the unveiling of their all-new breakfast "burger" menu today.

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Imagine someone slapping down a giant beef magnet in the middle of South Beach, and not only does that magnet suck in a plethora of ridiculously good burgers, but it also manages to attract an endless supply of beer. That was the 2012 Amstel Light Burger Bash. We can die now.

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The 2012 South Beach Burger Bash was simply amazing. A brief recap of our night: Burger. Burger. Boozer. Burger. Boozer. Repeat ten times. We won't eat for a month.

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In preparation for our impending beef bender tonight at the Burger Bash, we hit up LoKal Burgers & Beer-- a new joint in Coconut Grove that we can only describe as phenomenal.

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During our day-to-day adventures, we plow through so many burgs that we fail to share here at Burger Days. We think that's just wrong. So in an effort to spread more beefy goodness, we introduce Beef Briefs, a short, brief look at more of the burgers we've taken to the face. Today: brgr:shack's Love Shack

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We're always up for a trek when it comes to burgering, but if that trek involves Miami and 30+ burgers from the some of the best-known burg chefs in the biz-- we're there with beefy bells on.

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Save the Date

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Get yo' bellies ready...

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Firebox Grille, the new burger concept that quietly slipped onto the scene in Vienna this past month, has the potential to be one of the top burger joints in the D.C. area. It just has to work on its consistency.

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Burgers from Belgium? We can get jiggy with that. Starting tomorrow, Belga Cafe, the Belgian joint on Capitol Hill, is kicking off their very own Burger Week and hooking up a special menu of burgers (and "burger" wannabes) for lunch.

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There's a trio of seasonal BOTMs this month as two give a nod to revelry on Bourbon Street and one does its best Cupid impression. And while the fourth eschews all February festivities, it still holds a special place in our greasy hearts.

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While Poste is not the typical joint where we dine on the burgs –we actually have to look presentable when making an appearance here– the menu still packs some solid beefy action.

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Traditionally, our weekends consist of equal amounts of eating and drinking and sleeping. Super Bowl weekend, however, skews the ratio in favor of booze and grub, so we're elated these area joints are pulling out the stops for the game and hooking up specials to satisfy our hunger.

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Black and Orange made a splash with the debut of their new location in the U Street Corridor, slinging out mini-burgers galore to revelers during their VIP grand opening party last night.

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Now that one of the greatest mysteries of our time has been solved, we are officially declaring November 30, Fatburger Day.

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Black and Orange breaks the seal on their new spot in the U Street Corridor tonight, and we're particularly thrilled that they're doing it up right with a VIP grand opening party. All burger joints should be welcomed in with such gusto.

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Anything that helps us stretch our burger budget gets us all antsy in the pantsy.

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Be Right Burger, looking to revamp their menu, invites the Crew to taste test some new beefy creations. We plow through nine burgers in two hours and develop a serious case of the meat sweats. Here's a sneak peek of the burgers that may, or may not, make the final cut on BRB's new menu.

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And just like that, the total number of new D.C. burger joints this year will double in less than two weeks.

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Well 'Skins fans, think you can suck it up and root for the Ravens this weekend?

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The D.C. beef boom continues with the arrival of yet another burger joint as the Canyons Burger Company is officially open for beef business in Judiciary Square.

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It's a bit embarrassing it took us this long to hit up Fast Gourmet, the greasy-spoon-in-a-gas-station in the U Street corridor. But we finally did and it was just about everything we hoped it would be.

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As we roll into 2012, the new year kicks off with a new slate of BOTMs, including a brand-new joint's introduction to the lineup of special monthly burgers. Also this month, one burg is only available two days of the week, another hooks up with everybody's favorite Thai hot sauce and, once again, the Food Network star's spot gives D.C. a swift kick to the nuts.

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As we inched closer to the New Year, we checked the numbers and realized we had yet to hit our burger quota for 2011. So naturally, a year-end burger splurge was in order.

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We've eaten a lot of burgers this year. And through our legion of ground beef adventures in 2011, we encountered some pretty spectacular burgers. Each member of the Crew was asked to look back at their diary of burger consumption and find the one special creation– that single combination of bread and meat that stood head-and-shoulders above all the rest.

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A new joint opens up every other week in the D.M.V. and, now, a spot that puts out one of our favorite burgers around has added another dy-no-fucking-mite creation to its lineup.

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What better way to bring in 2012 than with some new, beefy burger apparel? Peep our flossiness and get a chance to win an official Burger Days tee.

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While Shake Shack has been making the bellies of the Crew and many others plenty happy, not everyone is thrilled with the N.Y.C. transplant.

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One burger gets in the season, another clones one of our faves and, the third? Well, let's just say we're still waiting for our hometown to be recognized by Mr. Food Network. Peep the December BOTMs after the jump.

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Burgers have proven their superiority once again as the steak and cheese spot Michael Landrum opened just one month ago in the place of Ray's Hell Burger Too is now just a memory. Yup, Hell Burger Too is back.

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Reston's new joint Be Right Burger is already looking to revamp their menu and soliciting the public's input, via a survey, on 19 new burger creations.

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Good news, D.C. burger lovers, the launch of the area's first burger truck is about to happen any day now.

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The Crew is done turkey'd out. After our experiences with the turkey BOTMs earlier this month and the onslaught of the poultry during Thanksgiving (And the day after. And the day after that...etc.), we needed a hefty dose of red meat to keep us sane.

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Word on the street is Kraze Burger has quietly opened their first U.S. location in Bethesda this past week.

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When we first learned that both BGR and brgr:shack went turkey with their November BOTMs, we decided to put our disdain for the bird burgers behind us and give the two poultry patties a try. 'Tis the season after all.

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I'd heard the stories of Shake Shack for years.

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Burgers from Hell

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Jun
2011

Free Burgers for Mom at Z Burger

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May
2011

Wiinkys Gets Some Signage

05
May
2011

A Vegan’s Nightmare

05
May
2011

Austin Grill Gets Sloppy

03
May
2011

BGR Goes Back to Beef in May

02
May
2011

Harry’s Goes Burgers

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Apr
2011

Eater Jumps the Gun on Burger Week

21
Apr
2011

This Is a Burger

27
Mar
2011

Shake Shack Gettin’ Closer

24
Mar
2011

Free Burgers Today at the Hoot

22
Mar
2011

Return of the Jam

18
Mar
2011

Jammin’ On the Bacon

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Mar
2011


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