Burgers. Everyone loves ‘em. But have you ever noticed the same names come up again and again when people list off DC’s best? Palena is great and all, but how about a little variety? You won’t find these burgers written up in the Washington Post, Zagat, City Eats, Gayot, Burger Days, or even this Eater DC checklist of 35 underrated burgers — that’s how under appreciated they are. They’ve flown under the radar for FAR too long, so start making plans to try them today. Then schedule an appointment with your cardiologist.
1) Old Glory: Big Belly Burger
This burger tastes like a backyard BBQ for good reason — it’s grilled over hickory chips without even an ounce of help from gas (most places rely on a combo of both). The BBB is topped with inch-thick pork belly, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg. The green chili sauce is the secret though; it’s the product of a friendly multicultural competition among staff members.