I don't think I'd ever be able to become a vegetarian: I love meat too much. Sometimes I crave meat. Sometimes I go on dates where a guy orders a salad, and I order a steak and watch the poor waiter place the salad plate in front of me: wrong!
It seems like DC is overwhelmed by burger places, but somehow I haven't managed to dine at many of them yet. One in particular that I've been meaning to try is BGR: The Burger Joint with several locations in DC area.
Well, last week I was in luck: I went to dinner at BGR with Cindy and her family. They raved about the burgers, and I was looking forward to seeing if I'd agree. We went to the Arlington location. Around 8:30 pm the restaurant was somewhat busy, but the atmosphere wasn't too hectic that you felt overwhelmed. I loved the funky light fixtures and the album covers on the walls.
I was also really hungry! The unfortunate thing I noticed about BGR right away is that they don't have meal deals (unless you are eating there at lunchtime). You have to order everything separately. Fine, I was game for that :)
I like my burgers with stuff on them. In other words, lettuce, tomato and pickles just would not do. And so I ordered The Southwestern: A fan favorite during the 2008 election cycle. A 9oz burger infused with southwestern influences, like chipotles, poblanos, onion and chilis. Topped with pepper jack and served atop our black bean salsa. Served on a fresh, buttery-toasted brioche bun with our mojo sauce.
I also decided to get an order of sweet potato fries.
Cindy and her family were absolutely right: this was one amazing burger. Perhaps I should have taken a few more photos, but I could not wait to bite into it! The beef was medium rare, the bun was fresh and toasted, and I liked the idea of black bean and mango salsa. I just wish the mango was ripe!
The sweet potato fries weren't greasy. They were crispy and seemed to magically disappear right in front of my eyes.
I can't wait to come back to BGR and try some of their other selections!
Have you been to BGR? What's your favorite burger there?