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The menu includes all sorts of shout-outs to other U.S. cities with nods to each place’s distinctive foodie culture. There’s a “Philadelphia Burger,” for instance, topped with provolone cheese, griddled onions and hot peppers; a “Buffalo Style Burger,” with hot sauce, blue cheese and watercress; a “Dallas Burger,”with coleslaw, Monterey Jack, barbecue sauce, and pickles; heck, even a “Santa Fe Burger,” with queso sauce, pickled jalapeños, and blue corn chips. Los Angeles and Napa Valley are represented, as well.
One glaring omission, though—no D.C. burger!
Young & Hungry, for one, feels that Flay isn’t fully embracing the culinary diversity of his newest location. “Washington has become such an important food city,” the man himself tells Eater DC. Then why no Washington mention on the menu?
Come on, man! Let’s get creative. How ’bout a beef patty topped with bisected half-smokes, smothered in Ben’s-style chili? Or, maybe a crispy fried chicken patty doused in D.C.’s indigenous mumbo sauce?
What toppings would you tell the star of the Food Network’s Throwdown With Bobby Flay to put on his missing D.C. burger?
Image courtesy of Bobby’s Burger Palace