A Burger a Day in May: BLT Steak Will Keep Serving the 1%

Despite a regime change in the kitchen, the downtown steakhouse has no plans to discontinue its foie-gras-and-gold-leaf-topped sandwich.

By: Jessica Voelker

Back in November, BLT Steak debuted a menu of politically inspired burgers--the kitchen offers one of the sandwiches at lunch and rotates them about once a week. The most talked-about of these specialty burgers was the 1% burger--a $58 Kobe burger topped with a fat lobe of foie gras and gold leaf. On the side? Grey Poupon mustard, naturally.

The Political Burger Board was the brainchild of chef Victor Albisu, a self-described political junkie, so when he moved on from the steakhouse this spring, it made us wonder: "What will happen to the 1%?"

It seems new chef Jon Mathieson--whose résumé includes stints at restaurants like 2941 in Falls Church, Le Bernardin in New York City, and the ill-fated Michel by Michel Richard and Inox, both in Tysons Corner--has no plans to discontinue serving the 1%--the burger is "here to stay," a restaurant rep assured us this week. Call BLT Steak before you visit to learn which sandwich is on special that day.

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