Fuck Your Resolutions [January BOTMs]
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…
Fuck Your Resolutions. No seriously, fuck ’em. That’s the name –and message– behind Dogwood’s first BOTM of 2014, the FYR. And we couldn’t agree more. Coming to your face with a fat slab of pork belly and two fried, cheese-filled jalapeno poppers on a burger, we can think of no better way to kick off the New Year.
132 West Broad Street | Falls Church | dogwoodtavern.com
Bobby’s Burger Palace
If this is a sign of things to come from Bobby’s Burger Palace in the New Year, we’re digging it. Rather than opt for another one of their tired old BOTMs, BBP’s January burger comes via a fan contest from Rachel Ray. The winner, the Koreatown Burger, hooks up a soy-glazed patty with Korean “ketchup” (we have no idea what this actually is), kimchee and a fried egg.
Burger Tap & Shake
After a string of game burgers, BTS goes back to the beef with BOTM that looks to light a fire under –and inside– your ass in 2014. The Hangover combines the spicy trio of pepper jack, pickled jalapeno and XXX sauce with chili and a runny fried egg.* Seriously, how can we possibly stick to resolutions with stuff like this?
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW | DC | burgertapandshake.com
BGR The Burger Joint
Another contest winner makes the BOTM list this month and also to another joint whose creativity was lacking in 2013. BGR’s January burger is The Tracy with the works (pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion and mojo sauce), bacon, FRIES, BBQ sauce, pepper jack, grilled jalapeno and spicy sauce.* Grab this one while you can, however, because, strangely, it’s only available until the 12th of this month. (UPDATE: After the 12th, the Triple D (bacon, cheddar and a fried egg) will be available through the end of February.)
* We strongly recommend not consuming both The Hangover and The Tracy on the same day. Or God help your toilet.
(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.)