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Trump vs. Clinton Burgers Arrive at Del Frisco’s Grille DC

Del Frisco's Grille launches political burgers themed after Trump (left) and Clinton (right). Photograph courtesy of Del Frisco's

The first of what will become many election season food specials have arrived. American chain Del Frisco’s Grille has launched two burgers themed after the candidates at its Pennsylvania Avenue location: the Donald Burger and the Hillary Burger.

The Donald is, of course, well done. In order to make the meat palatable for those of us with taste, Del Frisco’s opted for the double-griddled, thin patty approach (we approve), capped off with cheddar, heirloom tomatoes, a noticeably small gherkin, and a gold-flecked bun. (Though the tagline, “This burger is so huge, it will make your hands look small,” makes the classic error of insulting Trump’s hands rather than his allegedly stubby fingers.) As for the Hillary, the ingredients and preparation are classified. Sadly for Bernie fans, there’s no homage to Sanders—we’d like to see a 100% sustainable veggie burger with a side of Zantac for those still feeling the Bern. Diners of all stripes can submit their ideas for a presidential burger, and the winner will be featured on the November menu.

This isn’t the first time politics and patties have crossed paths in DC. Chef Victor Albisu, now of Del Campo, created a lineup of politically-themed burgers in 2011 during his time at BLT Steak—gold flakes also included, then for the “one percent” burger. Same issues, different menu.

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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.

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