Burger Brackets: Z Burger vs. Ray’s Hell Burger

Welcome to Burger Brackets, where we ask you to vote to discover the best burger in Washington. Today's face-off is...

Our first Burger Bracket. Our second bracket will debut next week.

Who makes the best burger in Washington? We're holding a March Madness-style, bracketed face-off to find out. Check back every day at 10 AM and 2 PM for continuing burger vs. burger competitions. And don't forget to vote for your favorites!

Well, Charlie Palmer Steak put in a noble effort in yesterday's Burger Brackets…sort of. Actually, they pretty much got crushed by BLT Steak's burger, 75 percent to 25 percent. So BLT advances to the next round. Congrats!

Today's 2 PM burger face-off pits a Tenleytown burger-and-shake joint against the little sister to Arlington's Ray's the Steaks.Z Burger: The patties at Tenleytown's Z Burger are thicker and meatier than the ones at Five Guys, and the buns are made to order for the restaurant.

Ray's Hell Burger: This unassuming spot serves only one dish: ten-ounce hamburgers made from prime beef. It’s the same farm-raised meat—aged in house—that steak lovers line up for at Ray’s the Steaks and Ray's the Classics, just ground in-house several times daily.

Who makes the better burger? Vote in the poll below, then leave your thoughts in the comments. And there's still time to vote in the Five Guys vs. Fuddruckers burger face-off; that poll goes until 10 AM tomorrow.

This Z Burger vs. Ray's Hell Burger poll will remain open until 2 PM tomorrow, so make sure to vote early!

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