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Ocean-sourced sandwiches every Washingtonian should sample.
By Jessica Voelker

Central's famous lobster burger. Photograph by Allison Dinner.

1) Central's lobster and tuna burgers
The most celebrated crustacean-based burger in Washington is undoubtably the $30 brioche-bun-ensconced lobster burger at Central--made with tail meat bound together with scallop mousse. It's just one of those must-eat DC dishes. The ahi tuna burger--a relative bargain at $20--is an ocean-sourced sandwich that gets less buzz, but is also really good. Both come with the restaurant's perfectly crisped fries, and are exactly the right thing for a solo dinner at the bar or a mellow Friday afternoon lunch with friends.

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Posted at 03:20 PM/ET, 05/02/2012 | Permalink | Comments ()
To start: BGR’s barbecue-hamburger mashup. By Jessica Voelker
BGR's May burger special. Photograph courtesy of BGR.

May is National Burger Month, and here on Best Bites blog, we have big plans. Every day, we'll highlight a burger, or a piece of burger news, or a burger chef­­--any way to celebrate that most American of sandwiches in this, the most American of cities.

To begin this burger bonanza, we're pointing you towards BGR's May special. Mark Bucher's beefy chain is taking advantage of the fact that May is not only national burger month, it's also national barbecue month, with something called the White Trash. (No hate comments, we didn't name it.)

Basically it's a coleslaw-topped pulled-pork sandwich with a prime beef patty in it. It's available throughout the month at all BGR locations, and costs $9.99. Not as outlandish as a pizza with a crust made of mini hamburgers, but pretty intense nonetheless.

Also on special this month: a peach pie shake with fresh peaches and vanilla bean custard. If you've been waiting to break out your elastic-waist pants, this may be the month to do it.

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Posted at 05:50 PM/ET, 05/01/2012 | Permalink | Comments ()