The Great Burger Battle: City Burger vs. Plan B Burger Bar (Quarterfinals)

Who deserves the chance to fight in the finals?

City Burger's cheddar-bacon barbecue burger (left) goes up against Plan B's slider stack.

Welcome back to the Great Burger Battle quarterfinals! Yesterday’s match was a carnivorous conflict between two local greats, Holy Cow and Burger Tap & Shake. Unfortunately for fans of the Divine Bovine, BTS milked them dry and took the lead to win the day. We’ll see the Big Daddy in the finals.

Today’s food fight is the last in the quarterfinals, and will decide who goes up against Burger Tap & Shake for the winning title. On the one side we have Bethesda joint City Burger, whose fast-casual style and creatively-topped patties have strong support in the local community and from big brother Food Wine & Co. On the other end there’s Plan B Burger Bar, a relative newcomer to Washington who brought its lobster-topped creations down south from New England. There’re no second thoughts when it comes to Plan B’s approach; the chainlet has made rallying their troops a Plan A priority.

So who deserves a shot at the Burger Battle Champion title? Decide in the polls.

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.