Citizen Burger Bar Coming to Arlington, D.C. Burger Invasion Heats Up Again

citizenburgerbarlogoBurgers and bars, together. That's always a good thing. Let the influx of beef to the D.C.-area begin anew, ARLNow reports today that Citizen Burger Bar is coming to Arlington. The blog says the Charlottesville-based joint, specializing in burgers and beer natch, will open in a new office building at 3001 Washington Boulevard, at the corner of North Highland and 11th streets. A look at the menu shows Citizen offers two types of beef: Timbercreek, a local, grass-fed beef from a nearby provider, and black Angus. Specialty burgers include the fancy-ass Executive with foie gras, Nueske's bacon, black onion, garlic aioli and a fried egg on brioche for a pricey $24, The Hotness with jalapeno jack cheese, sriracha mayo, jalapenos and two-beef chili and their eponymous creation with Swiss, black onion, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato and a fried pickle. This marks the second Charlottesville burger joint coming to Northern Virginia in 2014 as we reported back in March the details of wine-and-burger hybrid Zinburger's plans to open in Springfield this fall. After a new burger joint lull (relatively speaking), it looks like D.C.'s hot beef invasion is once again picking up speed. Along with today's announcement, a rep tells us the Connecticut-based Plan B Burger Bar is aiming for an August opening on Pennsylvania Avenue and the Dr. Frankensteins of beef at PYT hope to come to town late this year or early 2015. And don't get us started about the two new Shake Shacks opening in Union Station and Tysons soon...  

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