The Great Burger Battle Championship: Burger Tap & Shake vs. Plan B Burger Bar

Vote for the winner of the Burger Battle crown.

Burger Tap & Shake's juicy chicken burger (left) goes up against Plan B's crustacean sensation.

Welcome back to the championship round of the Great Burger Battle! We’ve come a long way since the first match, where 16 patty joints beefed up their game to compete in the ultimate food fight. After yesterday’s close match between City Burger and Plan B Burger Bar, the self-named second choice has risen to #1 to take on Burger Tap & Shake in the final.

Today’s competition promises to be tougher than an overcooked Boca Burger. BTS boasts strong players like the bacon-blue cheese-mushroom Big Daddy and fiery Apache Sweat Lodge, and also claims a vocal local following (not to mention backing from chef/owner Jeff Tunks’s restaurant family). Similar praise can be said for Plan B Burger Bar, with six New England locations ready to fight for their DC branch, and a lobster-topped dish that brings the fury of a Nor’easter.

So who deserves the title of Burger Battle Champion? Is it a local favorite that can spike the competiton with its boozy shakes, or an enthusiastic newcomer ready to rise above Plan B status? Show us 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.