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Popping Up at Trummer’s on Main: Burgers and Spiked Shakes

The temporary Burger Bar will offer shrimp, tuna, pork, veggie, lamb, and beef burgers—plus add-ons like foie gras and bone marrow.

Trummer’s debuts the Burger Bar this spring. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.

I’m a big fan of weekend jaunts to Trummer’s on Main in the tiny historic town of Clifton, Virginia. I love the downstairs bar in the evening, when all of Clifton seems to come out for cocktails and cones of fries. I like having brunch in it sunny dining room on Saturday morning—with its French doors and silk-paddle ceiling fans, it feels distinctly, charmingly Southern. And the food’s good, too.

Here’s a reason to head out there on weekdays. Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 9 between April 9 and May 2, the restaurant is hosting a burger and spiked shake pop-up in its Gallery Room, usually used for private dining. Trummer’s Burger Bar will offer eight burgers, sides, and boozy and non-boozy shakes in flavors like caramel corn and Froot Loops. Sides include barbecue, truffle, and original French fries, fried mac and cheese, and a chopped cucumber salad for that health-conscious friend you managed to drag to a hamburger pop-up to watch you scarf down a sandwich called the Farmers Burger, which involves a pork patty, braised pork belly, a fried egg, apple jam, and rapini. No reservations—like any pop-up worthy of the name, the Burger Bar is first come, first served.

The full menu is after the jump. Enjoy.

Burger Bar Menu

Tuna Burger ($12)
Aji amarillo mayo, pickled tomatillo

Chesapeake Burger ($12)
Shrimp, bell pepper, Old Bay mayo

Veggie Burger ($8)
Black bean, corn, chipotle-lime ketchup, queso fresco

Chicken Burger ($11)
Smoked jalapeño aïoli, cheddar cheese, crispy pancetta

Notorious P.I.G . ($12)
Pork, pork sausage, poblano pepper, pepper jack cheese, bacon

T Burger ($8)
Classic beef burger served on a crispy English muffin
Add-ons: foie gras ($15), bone marrow ($7), duck ham ($5), cheese ($1)

Lamb Burger ($12)
Dehydrated olive and onion yogurt, honey-garlic mayo, Gouda, mushroom, micro beet sprout

Farmers Burger ($12)
Pork, braised pork belly, fried hen egg, apple jam, rapini


Fries (classic or barbecue) ($5)

Truffle fries ($8)

Fried mac and cheese ($6)

Chopped cucumber salad ($5)

Handspun Milkshakes

Classic: Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry ($5)

Yummier: Froot Loops, mint chocolate chip ($6)

Spiked: Caramel corn with aged rum and Tuaca ($10), Cherry Blossom with tequila, Combier, and jalapeño ($10)

  • charlie degraw

    Absolutely the best burgers I have tasted! Of course, it's the first Shrimp Burger or Tuna Burger I have ever eaten, but, my oh my............Soooooooooo Different, and Sooooooooooo Delicious. Service is great, the wait was well worth it, since all the Burgers are made to order. Try the Truffle Fries for a different taste. I was hesitant at first because I don't like mushrooms, but our party ordered them Twice!
    Well worth the visit. The owners are top notch, also. Can't say enough good about this place.

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