D.C. Joints Get Political With the Beef for Election 2012

Is it really a surprise that even burgers get political in an election year? This is D.C. after all. No less than THREE area restaurants are offering up competing slates of burgers, pitting Red vs. Blue against each other in a beefy election showdown. The first to jump on the 2012 Election bandwagon was Good Stuff Eatery and their "Great Burger Debate" with burgers inspired by democratic and republican surrogates, Mary Matalin and James Carville. The Carville is topped with a roasted creole onion slice, fried pickles, cheddar and a chipotle-chili BBQ sauce and on the other end, Matalin's hooks up a grilled Portobello, sharp goat cheese, tomato, red onions, arugula and Peppadew pepper mayo. Next up was BLT Steak  which launched the "Burger Ballot" last week which turns the entire ticket of  GOP and Dem candidates into beef sandwiches. The Obama, an 8 oz. American Kobe burger with roasted pineapple and speck, and Biden, a 8 oz. Angus Beef burger with Sloppy Joe and melted American cheese, represent the liberal slate while the Romney, an 8 oz Angus burger with a Utah-style Pastrami stack, Swiss cheese and "Fry" sauce, and Ryan, 8 oz. Angus patty with Wisconsin cheddar, Nueske bacon, grilled apple and beer battered onion rings, make up the red ticket. BLT's Burger Ballot lineup is available during lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. And the latest joint to get jiggy with the election is BGR The Burger Joint, which follows up their successful 2008 Obama-McCain burger run-off with an all-new 2012 version debuting today. The POTUS' burger gets topped with a Chicago Vienna Beef hot dog, "neon" green relish and sport peppers while Mr. Romney gets a surf and turf burg topped with lobster and hollandaise. In addition, BGR will donate $1 from each burger sold to Share Our Strength's No Kid Goes Hungry campaign. All the above joints are keeping a running tally of each burger sold and will announce the results upon their respective promotion's completion. Both BGR and Good Stuff will keep the burger polls open until Election Day, November 6, while BLT is keeping it short and sweet, running their Burger Ballot until October 1. Will D.C. politicos eat strictly along party lines or will they cross the aisle to get a piece of the other side's tasty forbidden fruit? Who gives a shit? Let's eat. Good Stuff Eatery | 303 Pennsylvania Ave, DC | 2110 Crystal Drive,  Arlington | goodstuffeatery.com BLT Steak | 1625 I Street NW | DC | e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-washington-dc | @BLTSteakDC BGR The Burger Joint11 Locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia | bgrtheburgerjoint.com | @bgrburgerjoint  

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