Next stop on the burger train: BGR The Burger Joint. From a Throwndown with Bobby Flay, to the Travel Channel, to all the raves in the Washingtonian, I knew I had to make it to BGR The Burger Joint. Sidenote: see DC, don't get your panties in a twist over the fact that Travel Channel was doing a segment on Jumbo Slices for Food Wards...our city has been featured for other foods, albeit big ole burgers. Like Good Stuff, the first stop on my Battle of the Burgers, BGR boasts a great selection of burgers with toppings, trimmings and fixings that will revolutionize your burger experience. I elected to have "the burger," complete with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and the unique mojo sauce (still couldn't exactly figure out what was in it; but it was good!). Unfortunately, I went during a bad thunderstorm in Bethesda, hence leaky roof, hence no french fries for me that day (hey, it happens, I don't hold it against them). To make the battle a fair comparison, and because who doesn't want some ice cream on a hot day, I got a vanilla milkshake, hand spun and extremely thick.
The well-sized burger, cooked to order which was a nice touch, was exactly medium on the inside, but had a great, crusty char on the outside. The tomato and lettuce were fresh; cheese was ooey gooey melted and the bacon was crunchy and not the slightest bit fatty. Bonus point: this burger was not too greasy, and I didn't feel gross afterwards. The milkshake was THICK, but not too thick for the straw. Good amount of vanilla flavor, but not too sweet.
The mosaic tables, funky lights and over-sized album covers on the walls give a cool feel to BGR the Burger Joint. However, the music selection at Good Stuff definitely beats out BGR (sorry boys, I prefer the Rolling Stones to Atari). In my last post, I got a little huffy about the price of the burgers at Good Stuff. Well, BGR doesn't exactly have McDonald's prices either. So my dear foodies, it appears I didn't know the cost of a burger in this town, and neither Good Stuff nor BGR are overpriced. Onto the next stop of Battle of the Burgers!
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