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French toast is delicious because it's fried bread covered in sugar. But what makes the breakfast staple even better? Tossing a burger into the mix. Check out this month's Monte Cristo BOTM and more after the jump.

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There must have been a sale on Sriracha because three out of five burgers feature the Thai chili sauce all up in the mix this month.

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There's a pair of corned beef-topped Reuben burgers in the mix this month, a macaroni and cheese and fried green tomato gut bomb, a loaded patty melt and some weak-ass – but, hey, it's new! – stuff from the Burger Palace. Happy March BOTMs, everybody!

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More than any other holiday outside of Thanksgiving, Mari Gras brings out the burgers.

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It's already five days into 2016, which means our resolutions are already in the shitter. So with all that nonsense behind us, we're ready to go meat-in-face with each and every BOTM in January.

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For the first time probably ever, a certain member of the our monthly club has introduced an all-new BOTM. We honestly can't believe it. IT'S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE. In other, far less exciting December BOTM news, there's duck, buffalo sauce, a misnamed Hawaiian burger and some sandwich.

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Because there just isn't enough turkey and stuffing in November, this month's crop of BOTMs is overflowing with the holiday staples.

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It's a bratwurst kinda month as two area joints bust out Oktoberfest burgs, another goes double decker on us and an excommunicated burger makes a unnecessary comeback.

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It's September, so football season is here which means pigskin-themed BOTMs and, thankfully, that means pumpkin spice latte burgers. Plus, there's another one jam-packed with oh-so-wonderful pimento cheese.

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This month on the BOTM scene, two Caesars is two too many, a new twist to a Caprese creation and we're going, going, back, back, to Cali, Cali.

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With the sun beating down under a cloudless sky at Arlington's Gateway Park, Willow Restaurant bested 15 other competitors to take home its third consecutive title at the D.C. BRGR Bash on Saturday.

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The wait is over for the debut of Burger Tap & Shake's second location as the burger slinging commences today at its brand new Tenleytown spot.

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It's July in D.C. which means heat, humidity and a brand new batch of BOTMs. This month, we've got a patriotic burger (at least if you're French), a run-of-the-mill BBQ creation, a pork-centric BOTM, a sweet-and-smokey joint from Falls Church and a non-burger repeat.

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Foggy Bottom burger slingers Burger Tap & Shake are just about ready to debut their second location in Tenleytown with doors set to open on Monday, July 6.

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When an opportunity arises to tick multiple entries off our burger to-do list – and all in the span of one day – we're all over it like grease on a griddle.

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We bid a greasy farewell to May and National Hamburger Month and welcome in a fresh crop of BOTMs to fill our bellies in June.

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National Hamburger Week has come and gone and so has any chance of fitting into our Speedos this summer.

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The concept of brunch is just about the best thing ever. Combining breakfast and lunch into one meal and totally ignoring that whole drinking-before-noon taboo? UH, YES PLEASE.

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In just two days time, National Hamburger Week begins and this year we're bringing you a full seven days' worth of spectacular burgers from the D.C. area's very best joints.

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Come on, just look at this lineup: B Side, Burger Tap & Shake, DCity Smokehouse, Holy Cow, Mad Fox, The Pig and Right Proper. That's some serious burger slinging.

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This month is a strange one for BOTMs. One creation isn't even a burger, another is a spin on a burrito dish from New Mexico, and we introduce a new member of the BOTM Club while a charter member teeters on the brink of exclusion.

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We've got two Sriracha-drenched burgers this month, a cheese-stuffed lamb burger and one that's overloaded by condiments.

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In March, we see the return of a grilled cheese behemoth, a Sriracha-drizzled Korean creation, a Kentucky classic and, finally, just about the plainest burger of the month you'll ever see.

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February's BOTM roundup is chock full of Louisiana spice as three of four joints go with the Mardi Gras theme this month.

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We've heard the grumblings that the whole burger boom is over but, frankly, that's bullshit.

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The first Burger of the Month crop of 2015 brings us a north of the border burg, a south Florida creation, a wing-style burger and one that's designed to stave off that inevitable January hangover.

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It's a record month for shitty burgers. For the first time ever, the Crew found no redeeming BOTM in the month's lineup. Turn back now, avoid these burgers and just wait until the New Year.

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In the latest group of BOTMs, another one of Santa's pets bites the dust at BTS, Dogwood gets inspired by the Danes and Bobby's Burger Palace tries to wow us with a salad burger.

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It was a banner month for BOTMs, with the best overall collection of burgers we've seen so far this year.

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When November rolls around, we're used to seeing an influx of turkey burgers into the BOTM mix. Not so this year. We're not sure what happened this time but there's not a single bird burg in the lineup this month.

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In a month where brat burgers are everywhere, a plain Jane burger rises to the top of the meaty pile.

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Only one burger this month is new to the D.C. scene. That's weak. This month's crop includes two BOTM repeats (including one from last month), one former regular menu burger and a single new creation. Let's get to 'em...

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Apples on burgers. We still don't get it. But we do love us some Miami Vice-themed burgers from BTS this month.

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Bacon, BBQ sauce and fried onions take top topping honors in August while apples bring up the rear. Check out our review of all this month's BOTMs inside.

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As the year rolls on, some D.C. burger joints are stepping up their BOTM game while others are content coasting through the summer. This month we've got three all-new burgers and one sad and tired repeat.

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Last Saturday, the 2014 D.C. BRGR Bash stepped up its game to go along with a change in name and venue. This year’s sold-out burger bonanza featured twice as many competitors slinging beef, pork and lamb burgers as well as more booze to wash it all down.

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In July, we find out that melted mozzarella is the way to go, pretty burgers don't mean tasty burgers and reruns can be a good thing.

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With a new name, new venue and new lineup of participants, the burger bash formerly known as BRGR Battle is back and the beef starts flying next Saturday.

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It's July and another crop of BOTMs is ripe for the harvest. This month we get basil ketchup, some pesto, a blaze-worthy burger and a goddamn repeat.

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BBQ pulled pork burgers from BGR and Dogwood Tavern scored high marks from the Crew this month while Bobby Flay's Napa Valley returned only to receive a failing grade.

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A pair of BBQ burgers go toe-to-toe, Bobby Flay brings back one of his old creations and a softie gets pressed between the buns in this month's latest installment of BOTMs.

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We love Burger Tap & Shake's take on a patty melt this month and who knew guacamole was so damn good on a burger?

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May showcases a Tex-Mex burg, a Chi-town creation, an Italian job and a patty melt in the latest roundup of D.C. BOTMs.

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

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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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We're happy to announce that with no fish or fowl in sight, every damn one of this month's BOTMs are courtesy a four-legged animal. Thank God. Now, let's get to the good stuff.

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

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

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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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We somehow managed to get through November and all its bird burgers so you better believe we're hitting the December BOTMs hard this go 'round. Thankfully, there ain't a winged patty in sight this month as we get a heavy load of bacon, heat and a certain antlered sky rider.

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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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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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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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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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We're keeping it short and sweet with this month's BOTMs featuring two burger clones, a crustacean burg and a creative twist on a brown-bag fave.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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