A Burger a Day in May: The Hangover Special at Mintwood Place

Soak up last night’s booze with fully two pounds of greasy, beefy deliciousness.

Poutine, or hamburger? Mintwood Place's Hangover Special means never having to choose again. Photograph by Erik Uecke.

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Welcome back to Hangover Hamburger Friday, where throughout May, we’ll find you the beefiest remedies for your post-boozing blues.

No one dreams of descending into the quivery cloud of malaise that is a terrible hangover, but it’s almost worth it when it means digging into chef Cedric Maupillier’s Hangover Special, the most attention-grabbing item on the new brunch menu at Mintwood Place.

This isn’t the kind of dish you can order with a clear head–or conscience. Inspired by a mishmash of tasty leftovers from the dinner menu, Maupillier wood-grills a dry-aged beef patty, then tops it with smoky bacon, ranch dressing, cheese-cloaked fries, and a fried egg. The burger/poutine love child clocks in at about two pounds–roughly the weight of a newborn dwarf goat–and is best taken down with a house Bloody Mary while piecing together the events of the night before.

“It’s everything I love, and everything that’s bad for me,” admits Maupillier.


See the other entries in our monthlong A Burger a Day in May series.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.