Popping Up at Trummer’s on Main: Burgers and Spiked Shakes

The temporary Burger Bar will offer shrimp, tuna, pork, veggie, lamb, and beef burgers—plus add-ons like foie gras and bone marrow.

Trummer’s debuts the Burger Bar this spring. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.

I’m a big fan of weekend jaunts to Trummer’s on Main in the tiny historic town of Clifton, Virginia. I love the downstairs bar in the evening, when all of Clifton seems to come out for cocktails and cones of fries. I like having brunch in it sunny dining room on Saturday morning—with its French doors and silk-paddle ceiling fans, it feels distinctly, charmingly Southern. And the food’s good, too.

Here’s a reason to head out there on weekdays. Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 9 between April 9 and May 2, the restaurant is hosting a burger and spiked shake pop-up in its Gallery Room, usually used for private dining. Trummer’s Burger Bar will offer eight burgers, sides, and boozy and non-boozy shakes in flavors like caramel corn and Froot Loops. Sides include barbecue, truffle, and original French fries, fried mac and cheese, and a chopped cucumber salad for that health-conscious friend you managed to drag to a hamburger pop-up to watch you scarf down a sandwich called the Farmers Burger, which involves a pork patty, braised pork belly, a fried egg, apple jam, and rapini. No reservations—like any pop-up worthy of the name, the Burger Bar is first come, first served.

The full menu is after the jump. Enjoy.

Burger Bar Menu

Tuna Burger ($12)
Aji amarillo mayo, pickled tomatillo

Chesapeake Burger ($12)
Shrimp, bell pepper, Old Bay mayo

Veggie Burger ($8)
Black bean, corn, chipotle-lime ketchup, queso fresco

Chicken Burger ($11)
Smoked jalapeño aïoli, cheddar cheese, crispy pancetta

Notorious P.I.G . ($12)
Pork, pork sausage, poblano pepper, pepper jack cheese, bacon

T Burger ($8)
Classic beef burger served on a crispy English muffin
Add-ons: foie gras ($15), bone marrow ($7), duck ham ($5), cheese ($1)

Lamb Burger ($12)
Dehydrated olive and onion yogurt, honey-garlic mayo, Gouda, mushroom, micro beet sprout

Farmers Burger ($12)
Pork, braised pork belly, fried hen egg, apple jam, rapini


Fries (classic or barbecue) ($5)

Truffle fries ($8)

Fried mac and cheese ($6)

Chopped cucumber salad ($5)

Handspun Milkshakes

Classic: Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry ($5)

Yummier: Froot Loops, mint chocolate chip ($6)

Spiked: Caramel corn with aged rum and Tuaca ($10), Cherry Blossom with tequila, Combier, and jalapeño ($10)