Cheap Eats 2012: BGR the Burger Joint

Cheap Eats 2012: BGR the Burger Joint
Now, that's a burger. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Cheap Eats 2012

Bethesda restaurateur Mark Bucher proves there are many ways to satisfy a burger craving at his rapidly growing chain. Reading the chalkboard menu can make for a tough call: Go for the classic cheddar burger or take a chance on one of the out-there monthly specials, which have included a standout Buffalo-style burger smothered in hot sauce and blue cheese? Whatever you decide, expect a fat, grilled dry-aged beef burger that’s messy in the best way. Thick shakes and a Stones-and-Springsteen soundtrack boost the nostalgic fun.

Also good: Cheddar-topped sliders; lobster sliders; Wellington burger with roasted mushrooms, truffles, and blue cheese; sweet-potato fries.

Multiple area locations; bgrtheburgerjoint.com.

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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 Logan Circle.