Running the Table on D.C.’s October BOTMs
(We eat more burgers than you. Period. So when Burger Days Crew member Adam (@addc) went for the triple play with D.C.â€™s October Burgers of the Month, it wasnâ€™t all that surprisingâ€“ itâ€™s just what we do. Below, Adam hooks up the deets on all three burgs, and since he conquered them with the quickness, youâ€™ve still got enough time to read his words and then get in on the action.)
When I saw the Burger Days post on the October BOTMs, I knew some ground beef was in my future. I wasnâ€™t planning on hitting up all three but after a brgr:shack coupon appeared in my inbox, my fate was set. All three burgers were delicious, however none was perfect. Thereâ€™s only a week left in the lives of these burgers so you better move fast.
Bobbyâ€™s Burger Palace: Nacho Burger
Value â€“ $7 â€“ Cheapest burger here but also maybe the smallest.
Taste â€“ Great burger and bun but wasnâ€™t blown away by the toppings
Originality â€“ I dig the Tex-Mex vibe, but it needed better execution
brgr shack: The Philly
I know what youâ€™re thinking; this isnâ€™t a real Philly cheesesteak burger. Who cares? Itâ€™s got most of the toppings youâ€™d see on the real thing, but fancied up a bit. Do you really want cheese from a can on your burger? I went with American and never looked back. brgr:shack‘s burger was good all the way through. The sauteed green bell peppers and onions made a great combo with the red-wine-sauteed mushrooms, but the red pepper mayo wasnâ€™t really that flavorful.
Value â€“ $8 â€“ A fair price for what you get, solid burger with not-your-normal toppings
Taste â€“ Good burger with interesting toppings made for unique taste
Originality â€“ So maybe I expect more out of a BOTM, but a Philly isn’t that exciting â€“ the interesting twists on the toppings gets them a bonus point
BGR The Burger Joint: Buffalo Blue
I really want to like BGR The Burger Joint but if I had to choose to have one of these three burgers to eat again but not at the place that served it, I would pick BGR. I had two main gripes with their Buffalo Blue burger. First of all, $10.99 for a burger with bacon, blue cheese and hot sauce seems pretty steep. If I wanted, I could go to a place like Dogwood or Mad Fox and get a similar burger with fries for that price. Second, poor execution â€“ the two strips of bacon were old and cold and the burger was not assembled well. You can see in the picture the cheese was concentrated on one side. Â I didnâ€™t go during peak hours either; I figured a Monday evening would be quiet enough. I left disappointed, maybe next time will be better, BGR…
Value â€“ $
10.99Â 9.99â€“ The most expensive burger of the month and I donâ€™t get why â€“ A regular burger is $7 there, add bacon for $0 .99, cheese for $0.99, so the hot sauce adds $ 21?
Taste â€“ The burger was good but the bacon was old and dry
Originality â€“ Not a lot of creativity involved, two normal toppings plus Frankâ€™s Red Hot
Overall, if I had to choose a winner, Iâ€™d pick brgr:shack’s Philly but the Nacho Burger from Bobbyâ€™s Burger Palace isnâ€™t too far behind. Both are worth a try in the next week.