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Where’s the Beefyness? D.C.’s newest burger import, Shake Shack, takes top honors in the so-called first ever comprehensive bi-coastal side-by-side taste test, pitting the New York-based burger chain versus California’s In-N-Out versus the D.C.-area stalwart Five Guys. “As for Five Guys? Well, despite their legions of followers and rapid (perhaps too rapid?) expansion, we’re mostly left just scratching our heads. It’s not a bad burger per se, but the flavor of its beef is nowhere near in line with its proportions.” [Serious Eats]

Actual Pie Tasters Meet The Pietasters: A preview of Sunday’s 9:30 Club charity event, Soundbites, with tunes and tastings galore: “one of those rare moments of perfect synergy of (good) food and (good) music.” [Brightest Young Things]

Deep Thoughts With Heinz 57: Appearing on Kojo Nnamdi‘s radio show, chef José Andrés encourages diners to start asking probing questions of the stuff on their plates, like “why are you the ketchup I’m eating today?” [Eater]

The Deviled’s In the Details: A rundown of D.C.’s best deviled eggs outside your own picnic blanket. [Washingtonian]

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