Griswolds, World Champions and Burgermeisters
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. This month we get a World Champion (well, almost), a burger that rhymes, and the hap, hap, happiest BOTM since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. Welcome to the December BOTMs.
BGR The Burger Joint
Last month, BGR competed in something called the World Burger Championship in Vegas and did quite well, finishing in third place. Now that’s a great accomplishment and all, and we’re happy for ’em, but really, what does that do for us here in D.C.? Well, we’ll tell you what it does– the winning creation– a bacon-and-onion-jam-topped burger with a fried egg and American cheese– is now the December BOTM. Now that’s something to celebrate.
Shake of the Month: Nog it up with BGR’s seasonal Egg Nog SOTM featuring vanilla ice cream combined with fresh egg nog and a hint of nutmeg.
What’s this? Could it be?? Is it finally time for a D.C. burger from Bobby’s Burger Palace? Ha, of course not, suckers– it’s just the Pacific Northwest Burger with white American cheese, Cremini mushrooms and a red wine BBQ sauce. Yeah, a very bah humbug to you too, Flay.
2121 K Street, NW | DC | bobbysburgerpalace.com | @bobbysburgerpal
brb be right burger
Be Right Burger keeps their BOTM streak going with an interesting one this month.
We don’t have a clue why they decided to name this one the Burgermeister Meisterburger but they did. (We justifiably got called out on our lack of Burgermesiter Mesiterburger knowledge, and a little Google search later, we’re hip now.) So there’s that. Anyway, the BOTM so nice they named it twice tops an Angus beef patty with black forest ham, Swiss, sauerkraut and dijon mayo and serves it up on a toasted pretzel bun.
Shake of the Month: It’s Christmas-y shake goodness with brb’s December BOTM, the Candy Cane shake.
1820 Discover Street | Reston | eatbrb.com | @eatbrb
Taking a cue from the most festive of families, Dogwood’s December BOTM is The Griswold— a burger topped with a fried Sweet Potato round, Spinach, bacon, cranberries and balsamic reduction. Good thing it’s the Griswold and not the Cousin Eddie or we fear we’d be dining on squirrel on a bun this month…
132 West Broad Street | Falls Church | dogwoodtavern.com | @dogwoodtavern
(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.)