Neighborhood Eats: Chef Geoff’s

Head for the happy hour burgers

With preppy servers and rustic-chic dining rooms, Geoff Tracy’s hangouts might look all-American, but the menu reveals an atlas of culinary influences, with everything from Chesapeake corn chowder to rigatoni Bolognese to duck spring rolls. We keep going back for the burgers, whether a gently packed patty of salmon with wasabi aïoli or a hulking beef burger with chipotles and fried pickles. Both locations run terrific weeknight happy hours with $5 bacon-topped bistro burgers and $3 beers.

-March, 2008 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.