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Dean previously ran the now-shuttered Prime Steakhouse in Baltimore and worked many years with famed D.C. chef Jean-Louis Palladin. He opened TD Burger at the Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo, Md. early last year. He tells Y&H he hopes to have a D.C. location open by this spring. While Dean hasn’t finalized a lease just yet, he’s honing his search in the NoMa area. (He recently registered an LLC at 250 K St. NE, formerly home to Zuppa Fresca.)
The D.C. location of TD Burger will be similar to the original, which serves burgers, Neapolitan-style pies, sandwiches, milkshakes, and more, but with the addition of a full service bar. Dean will also rename the burgers after various presidents who he’s cooked for or crossed paths with over the years, including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. And instead of the Martin O’Malley burger, which is available at his Maryland location, a D.C. councilmember may also get his or her own meat patty.