Clear the Schedule, D.C. Chef Burger Battle Set for June 30 [Seriously, CLEAR IT]
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.
On Sunday, June 30, Poste Moderne Brasserie is hosting an afternoon full of burgers, beer and whole hell of a lot more at the first-ever Brainfood Burger Battle.
We don’t mean to be profane (well, maybe just a little), but the lineup for this battle is nothing short of fucking spectacular. Dennis Marron, the man behind Poste’s famous Onion Soup Burger, and Granville Moore’s (2012 Burger of the Year winner) Teddy Folkman are co-hosting the event and will be joined by Scott Drewno (The Source), Haidar Karoum (Proof, Estadio and Doi Moi), Victor Albisu (Taco Bamba and Del Campo), Kyle Bailey (Birch & Barley and GBD), Anthony Chittum (Vermilion and Iron Gate), Danny Bortnick (Firefly), Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple) and another BOTY winner, Andrew Dixon (Mad Fox Brewing Company). This is a veritable who’s who of D.C. dining goodness.
Booze will be provided by Mad Fox, 3 Stars Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang with more options expected to be announced soon. Gordy’s Pickles and Small Comforts Bakeshop are also slated to serve up grub at the battle.
And even better? This is a no rules, no limits competition. Chefs have free rein with their burgers, so expect creations not found on their respective menus. Everything from the bread, toppings, meat grind, cut choice– all of it is up to each individual contestant. We’ve got a serious case of the meat sweats just thinking about it.
But perhaps best of all, is that rather than just the husky section at Macy’s and the makers of Lipitor benefiting from our burger consumption, this event is for a really good cause. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the burger battle will go towards Brainfood, a D.C.-based nonprofit that uses food and cooking to teach life skills and healthy living to teenagers. Started in 1999, Brainfood opened its doors to eight D.C. high school students with the goal of providing them with supervised and structured activities during non-school hours. Fourteen years later, Brainfood has expanded with permanent sites in Columbia Heights, Chinatown and most recently, Mt. Vernon Square. As of today, Brainfood has the capacity to accommodate over 150 teens with year-round food-focused programming.
Spending an afternoon eating burgers, drinking beer, all the while helping out a great cause? Fuggedaboudit. We’re in there like greasy, beefy swimwear.
The Brainfood Burger Battle will take place Sunday, June 30 in the courtyard of Poste (555 8th St, NW, DC) from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets (available here) are $75 and include all the grub and booze you can stuff into your grubby little face.