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Because there's no such thing as too many burgers, another new beef-and-bun franchise is debuting this week in D.C.

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We fell in love with John Critchley's burger the very first time we ate it. And then again the second time. Then on the third. And so on and so on...

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Ryan Hackney is a busy man. As new sous chef at Bibiana, he’s been working nearly everyday since he took on the gig almost two months ago.

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Duke's Grocery. Crisp. Alfie's. Three D.C. joints with three ridiculously good burgers that all have one thing in common: Alex McCoy.

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The Penn Quarter joint's Tap Burger satisfies our requirements – it's a perfectly decent and acceptable beef-and-bread combo – but we were more impressed with the side items we took down during our visit.

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The burger may have have gotten us in the door at Boss Shepherd's but the thing that's going to keep us coming back isn't the beef.

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Since November, Nage executive chef Dwayne Motley has been serving up to five off-the-menu burgers every Monday night during the Dupont restaurant's new "Burger Monday" promotion.

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It's that time of the year again when we reflect on the plethora of ground beef that entered our systems over the past 12 months and choose the greatest of the greasy bunch.

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Plan B and its beer, bourbon, burgers and, yes, disco tots are in full effect in D.C. starting today.

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The first of a new crop of "burger bar" restaurants set to infiltrate the area is just about here. Plan B Burger Bar announced that its upcoming D.C. location, coming to Pennsylvania Avenue, is – finally!– on track to open by the end of the month.

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This weekend marks one of only three times during the year that you can get a meat popsicle chaser to go along with that ShackBurger. Yup, corn dogs are back at Shake Shack.

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If you have an aversion to disgusting displays of gluttony involving copious amounts of meat, you best stay away from Tenleytown today.

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This is National Burger Month, you know. Though our celebration of the beef is year-round, in May, however, we REALLY get down.

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Say goodbye to Shake Shack's crinkle cut fries, D.C., they're about to be kicked to the curb.

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The lineup at Bobby's Burger Palace got a little shakeup recently but don't get too excited Washington-- a new D.C.-themed burger did NOT make the cut.

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Fried pickled jalapeños, fried shallots and cheese sauce. On a hot dog. Like we needed another reason to hit up Shake Shack (or refill our Lipitor prescriptions) .

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The worst thing about going to the SoBe Burger Bash is coming back from the SoBe Burger Bash.

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Once again, Z-Burger is doing their best cupid impression, slinging heat-shaped, red-bunned burgers for Valentine's Day.

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It's been a long time coming but Kraze Burger is finally opening in D.C. The Korean-based joint will open its doors to the public in Barracks Row Thursday, October 17, while employees go through training.

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Plan B Burger Bar is bringing its burgers, bourbon and motherf*cking disco tots to 801 Pennsylvania Avenue next year.

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D.C. welcomes yet another burger chain into the mix when Smashburger opens its doors in DuPont today at 10 a.m. This is the Denver-based joint's first location in the District and second overall in the Metro area after opening in Fairfax last October.

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Local chef and former Top Chef contestant Timothy Dean's second TD Burger location is opening next Monday at 250 K Street NE in NoMa, Eater DC reports today.

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Starting tomorrow, BlackFinn (AmeriPub in Merrifield and regular ol' BlackFinns in D.C. and Bethesda) is kicking off their own Burger Month celebration with 30 days of burger specials and contests.

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With existing spots in DuPont Circle and Nats Park, Shake Shack opens its third District location today at 11 a.m. next to the Spy Museum in Penn Quarter, in the museum's former cafe space.

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Z-Burger is putting out the call for participants in their annual Independence Burger Eating Contest where eaters throw down the beef for a chance of winning a top prize of $1,250 in cash money and $1,250 worth of Z-Burger grub.

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Bread. Cheese. Onions. BURGER. Cheese. Bread. Bacon. Cheese. Tomatoes. Bread.

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Break out the napkins and do an extra bump or two of Lipitor, because if the news alone doesn't give you arrhythmia, taking a bite of this thing will surely do the trick.

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In late-night-burgering news, we're alerted us to new weekend hours for Shake Shack in DuPont.

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Turns out there's a day for damn near everything as we just found out yesterday was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.

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Shake Shack is getting in the Easter spirit, mixing the pig and the cow for a special limited-time burger.

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We brought news of Bolt Burgers' plans for the D.C area back in July and now we have word that lease negotiations are currently underway for the joint's flagship location in the District.

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Not even two days into the New Year and there's already news of more burgers rolling into District.

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When the stars, planets and moon align, and the calendar flips to read December 12, 2012, the price of burgers at Z-Burger will drop to a mere twelve cents.

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Break out the steins and lederhosen, Shacktoberfest is here again.

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Tomorrow we're going to be Bashin' it up once again, but this time, instead of heading to South Beach, we're taking the train north for a night full of beef, booze and a whole hell of a lot of burgers at the Blue Moon Burger Bash in New York City.

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The polls have closed on one of three D.C. burger elections, while the other two are still going strong until Election Day.

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OK, so best news of the week so far is that Denver-based burger joint Smashburger has finally landed in the D.M.V. and will open its doors in Fairfax early next month.

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Is Z-Burger the next Five Guys? If Peter Tabibian, the owner of the D.C.-based mini-chain, has his way, it just might be.

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So long, Dorothy Moon, we hardly knew ya.

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Shake Shack is spreading in D.C. and that's a beautiful thing.

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The Strasburger. This particular homage to the Nats ace is from Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill. And it's about damn time we took it down.

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The Olympics don't officially start until tomorrow, but we've never had much patience when it comes to burgering, so we hit up Good Stuff a bit early to get a piece of their limited-time burger inspired by the Summer games.

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Bolt Burgers is just the latest, and certainly not last, concept to jump in the D.M.V. burger fray, announcing their plans in a press release today.

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"Furious" Pete Czerwinksi was once again crowned top glutton at Z-Burger's annual Independence Burger Eating Contest this afternoon. The beef baron downed 15 burgs in 10 minutes to take home his fourth consecutive crown, $1,000 and $1,000 Z-Burger tokens.

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Don't go looking for a burg when the Boilermaker Shops open up at The Yards later this year-- brb burger is no longer coming to the new development near Nats Park.

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If you're down for injecting massive amounts of beef into your grill in a limited amount of time, you could be $1,000 richer by Independence Day.

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While some may lament the impending arrival of yet another burger restaurant to the D.C. area, we just lick our greasy lips in anticipation. And when that joint coming to town also packs some serious boozer credentials and tater tots, it makes us downright euphoric.

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The Helix Lounge isn't the first place we'd think of to grab a bite. But after a menu revamp, the spot comes correct with a full-on burger bar, a lineup of signature burgs, heaps of impressive toppings and a Wednesday burger night for some cheap grubbing.

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For all those lamenting the lack of bacon availability on a ShackBurger, lament no more; those wonderful strips of pork candy are now ready for burger action at the D.C. Shake Shack.

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The burger we downed last Thursday was a double-pattied, grease-laden bundle of beef and bread, smeared with special sauce and infused with globs of melted cheese. This was a fast-food burger in all its greasy fast-food glory. Except that it wasn't.

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We finished off this year's National Hamburger Week with an afternoon run to Mr. Flay's spot on K St. to satisfy a hankering for his May BOTM we've been dealing with all month.

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We found ourselves on Capitol Hill last week and, naturally, it necessitated a pit stop into a Crew favorite, Good Stuff Eatery.

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All that hype that D.C. was becoming a 24-hour city seems a bit premature as The Hamilton is no longer an open all-day and all-night spot and U Street's new Black & Orange location has shaved their hours as well. The 14th St. burger joint is no longer open 'til 5 a.m. every night.

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Good Stuff has finally found its spot in Georgetown. Eater DC reports that Spike Mendelsohn's burger joint will be moving into the Crêpe Amour space on M Street.

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Meat on meat. Sandwiches on sandwiches. A Juicy Lucy. And....Chicago? Well, three outta four ain't bad. Peep the D.C. March BOTMs inside.

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This Wednesday, all those February 29 D.O.B.'s are finally getting their due in one of the greatest ways ever. Free burgers.

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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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Burgers from Belgium? We can get jiggy with that. Starting tomorrow, Belga Cafe, the Belgian joint on Capitol Hill, is kicking off their very own Burger Week and hooking up a special menu of burgers (and "burger" wannabes) for lunch.

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There's a trio of seasonal BOTMs this month as two give a nod to revelry on Bourbon Street and one does its best Cupid impression. And while the fourth eschews all February festivities, it still holds a special place in our greasy hearts.

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While Poste is not the typical joint where we dine on the burgs –we actually have to look presentable when making an appearance here– the menu still packs some solid beefy action.

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Black and Orange made a splash with the debut of their new location in the U Street Corridor, slinging out mini-burgers galore to revelers during their VIP grand opening party last night.

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Black and Orange breaks the seal on their new spot in the U Street Corridor tonight, and we're particularly thrilled that they're doing it up right with a VIP grand opening party. All burger joints should be welcomed in with such gusto.

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And just like that, the total number of new D.C. burger joints this year will double in less than two weeks.

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Well 'Skins fans, think you can suck it up and root for the Ravens this weekend?

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The D.C. beef boom continues with the arrival of yet another burger joint as the Canyons Burger Company is officially open for beef business in Judiciary Square.

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It's a bit embarrassing it took us this long to hit up Fast Gourmet, the greasy-spoon-in-a-gas-station in the U Street corridor. But we finally did and it was just about everything we hoped it would be.

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As we roll into 2012, the new year kicks off with a new slate of BOTMs, including a brand-new joint's introduction to the lineup of special monthly burgers. Also this month, one burg is only available two days of the week, another hooks up with everybody's favorite Thai hot sauce and, once again, the Food Network star's spot gives D.C. a swift kick to the nuts.

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As we inched closer to the New Year, we checked the numbers and realized we had yet to hit our burger quota for 2011. So naturally, a year-end burger splurge was in order.

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Since we're all about getting as many vices in before the ball drops this Sunday, the news Z-Burger is slinging free burgers tomorrow, Friday Dec. 30, is music to our ears.

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A new joint opens up every other week in the D.M.V. and, now, a spot that puts out one of our favorite burgers around has added another dy-no-fucking-mite creation to its lineup.

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While Shake Shack has been making the bellies of the Crew and many others plenty happy, not everyone is thrilled with the N.Y.C. transplant.

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One burger gets in the season, another clones one of our faves and, the third? Well, let's just say we're still waiting for our hometown to be recognized by Mr. Food Network. Peep the December BOTMs after the jump.

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Good news, D.C. burger lovers, the launch of the area's first burger truck is about to happen any day now.

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I'd heard the stories of Shake Shack for years.

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Shake Shack Gettin’ Closer

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