The most recent stop for burgers was Desperados Burgers and Bar on U St. I went with the cheese lovers burger, topped with cheddar, American and Swiss. The burger itself was really flavorful, albeit none of us at the table could actually put a finger on what the seasoning in the burger was. It wasn't spicy; it wasn't worcestshire; it was zesty, but not overpowering. I'm a big fan of mayo and mustard on burgers, which came standard with this one. The downside to this burger was that I ordered a medium burger, and got pretty medium rare. The dim lighting in the already dark wood-paneled bar made it harder to notice this, but the middle of my burger was practically mooing. Also, when I went it was later on a Sunday evening, and we were told they had run out of fries (vaguely familiar from my first trip to BGR...). I get it, we were the only people in the bar, it was a Sunday night, so my friends and I weren't too miffed about the lack of fried taters. Instead, we all got baked potatoes, which were pretty good. Bacon, cheese, sour cream and nestled in a starchy cavity made up for the lack of fries. I probably would have liked a some more toppings on the baked potato, but let's not get too nitpicky.
Overall, Desperados was pretty tasty. It's a good, no frills burger place and a good addition to the U st. area. And as an added bonus, all of Desperados' burgers are ground fresh daily, according to their menu. Go get your burger on, foodies.
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