Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TD Burger Food Review III

TD Wings - Moroccan BBQ

It's been over a year since my last visit to TD Burger; so it goes without saying, I was half-expecting some kind of let down. After all, my first two reviews were stellar... great burgers, pizza and wings - affordably priced, and served with a smile. What's not to love? Well, it's still not easy to get to; but outside of that, it's still terrific. More importantly, they still serve the best wings in town (by a mile.)

In fact, distance is the only complaint I can fathom (with the possible addition of a much-needed website.) TD Burger is the ultimate neighborhood burger joint, which makes it all-the-more frustrating not to live closer to it. I stopped by on a Friday afternoon for happy hour, where (believe it or not) the prices get lower. Burgers (already a steal at less than $8) go for just five bucks, and fries/onion rings are still priced at $3 & $4 respectively. I ordered the Moroccan BBQ-flavored TD Wings (10 wings/$10) with a side of Beer-Battered Onion Rings. I grabbed my favorite table in the back, waited a few moments, then went back to the front to order The George Washington Classic Burger... belated suggestive sell reaction.

The George Washington Classic Burger

To be frank, TD Burger hasn't changed a bit. It remains clean & inviting, and the food is still carefully (and expertly) prepared. Onion rings were scrumptious and well-seasoned. Not oily at all (which is remarkable.) The only negative? I prefer a crispier ring; but that's a preference, not a standard. The burger was tremendous as well, cooked as requested (MEDIUM) with lots of natural juices. Toppings are still fresh; and both tomato slices were cut THICK, only reaffirming the fact that TD Burger is generous to a fault. For an entry level burger, you can't ask for more.

Beer Battered Onion Rings

As for the wings, I've tried two of three varieties here... and they rank 1 and 1A respectively. They're huge, unbelievably crispy and bursting at the seams with flavor. Lots of meat too, and messy, messy, messy (all good things are messy.) No other wing comes close, with the possible exception of TD Burger's third entry (Traditional Southern Style, which I'll be back for sooner than later.) Is it any wonder they're #2 on our yet-to-be-completed Dirty Dozen? Pure, utter perfection... something even I don't say very often.

TD Burger is located at 250 K Street, NE, close to Union Kitchen and in between Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet U on the Metro Red Line. They open every day at 11 AM, and close at 11 PM (Su-We) and midnight (Th-F-Sa.) Click here to see their full menu.