Soak Up the Booze With These Burgers on St. Patrick’s Day

A Burger Days-approved base for a full-day's worth of drinking.

A Burger Days-approved base for a full-day's worth of drinking.

In between the Guinness and shots of Jameson, St. Patrick's Day revelers are going to need something to soak up all that booze. Eating burgers from morning to night should do a perfectly fine job keeping you standing until last call, but it just isn't very festive. Thankfully, several area joints are getting into the spirit, hitting the beef with a dose of Irish-ness to help keep the green puke at bay. Mad Fox's Epic Burger this week is the Drunken Lullaby and because of the holiday, it's a two-day affair (much like that hangover you'll get if you celebrate the right way). Executive chef Travis Weiss got his hands on some Wagyu brisket and he's pickled it along with chuck and sirloin in the brewery's Irish Red Ale, preparing it much like his crowd-favorite corned beef. The meat is then topped with a crumble made up of almond flour, sugar, butter and bayleaf along with Defender APA braised purple cabbage, a stout Russian dressing and Swiss on rye. It's an epic burger, indeed.

The Dubliner from Holy Cow. (Photo: Holy Cow)

In Alexandria, Holy Cow goes Emerald Isle with its "Burger of the Moment," The Dubliner,  dressed up with cheddar, bacon, fried egg, corned beef and cabbage hash and a Guinness mustard aioli on an Angus patty wrapped in a potato bun, while over at Fairfax's Dogfish Alehouse, the joint's Irish Reuben Burger tops a half-pound patty with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss and 1000 Island dressing. And keeping with the corned beef-trend, D.C.'s Plan B Burger Bar has a corned beef and cabbage burger with Swiss and something called Marie Rose sauce. The Plan B, Holy Cow and Dogfish burgers will be available all week long. Mad Fox Brewing Company | 444 West Broad Street | Falls Church | Holy Cow | 2312 Mt. Vernon Avenue | Alexandria | Dogfish Alehouse | 13401 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway | Fairfax | Plan B Burger Bar |  801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | DC |

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