Without burgers, french fries would constantly be lonely, forcing them to search for companions via heartfelt love letters written to notoriously hollow onion rings. Console solitary side dishes by pairing them with today’s Groupon: for $4, you get a Prime-beef, dry-aged burger at BGR The Burger Joint (a $6.99 value). Today’s deal is valid at eight DC-area and Maryland locations in Alexandria, Virginia; Bethesda, Maryland; Potomac, Maryland; Columbia, Maryland; Washington DC; Springfield, Virginia; and two locations in Arlington, Virginia.
BGR owner Mark Bucher tried and tested his burger recipe until finally attaining the recipe for a meaty masterpiece that has garnered mention from a variety of press, including NBC Washington, the Washington Post, and ESPN. The award-winning burger boasts an upbringing from all-natural, hormone-free, grain-fed beef that is then dry aged, blended, sung to, and ground fresh.
Not merely content to let their meat stand alone, BGR The Burger Joint nestles each palate-titillating patty between two freshly toasted brioche buns that are baked locally and exclusively for the eatery, and delivered fresh every day. Patrons can decorate their meaty morsels to their mouths’ content with a choice of lettuce, tomato, onions, mojo sauce, and pickles, or throw on cheese ($0.99), slices of applewood-smoked bacon ($0.99), or a second patty ($2) for an additional fee (not covered by today’s Groupon). Aside from assembling the circular sustenance, the beef slingers at BGR cook each bun topper atop an open flame at the time of order, avoiding precooked meals kept hot by heat lamps or mini fire-breathing dragons.
BGR The Burger Joint
BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.
Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.
The name seems self-explanatory, but the Burger Joint takes a broad approach to the term. In addition to the various beef versions … there are turkey, lamb, tuna and veggieEve Zibart, Washington Post, 5/30/08
You can bite into what is the most consistent burger blend among the new generation of fast-casual patty peddlers.Tim Carman, Washington City Paper, 6/19/09