Wednesday, July 15, 2015

3rd Annual BRGR Bash Takes Place Saturday

If you follow DC Outlook on a semi-regular basis, you know we love burgers. Needless to say, the third annual DC BRGR Bash is circled (prominently, in red of course) on our calendar. What is it? An epic battle between 16 of the best burger palaces (yes, we said palaces) in the DMV. Best of all, we (John Q. Public) get to judge... courtesy of four different "Burger Flights," good for four "not so mini-burgers." Forget sliders: Each burger is 2.5 ounces of beef (or veggie, in some cases) with not one, two, three or four, but five tasty toppings.

The Bash takes place this Saturday, July 18th at Gateway Park in Arlington, Virginia from 12-6 PM, rain or shine. Click here for directions; and remember to take Metro (Rosslyn on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.) There are several types of ticket packages available (click here to purchase tickets) but keep in mind... you'll need to buy all four Burger Flights ($29 each, $35 on Saturday) in order to sample each competitor. Lucky for you, there's six hours to do so... not to mention a slew of local craft drafts from @dcbrau, @AtlasBrewWorks, @OldOxBrewery and @OldBustHead at just $5 per 16 oz. serving. VIP ticket holders ($45) get a souvenir cup, good for 20 oz. servings for the same five bucks. I'm no wiz at math, but that's four extra ounces (times infinity, right?)

In between, you can enjoy great music from Jamison and Double O Soul, Jeff from Accounting, The "Original" Moonlighters and White Ford Bronco.

Here's a complete rundown of burger competitors, grouped into their respective Burger Flights...

Burger Flight A: Willow Restaurant, Big Buns, Medium Rare and RIS

Burger Flight B: Boundary Stone, Brickside, Plan B and Team Liberty Tavern/Lyon Hall

Burger Flight C: Cafe Saint-Ex, Fainting Goat, Citizen Burger and 1905

Burger Flight D: Chef Geoff's, Burger Tap & Shake, Georgetown Grilling Society and Mad Fox Brewing Co.

Each Burger Flight includes event access for one person.

Please note: There are a limited number of tickets and once they sell out, that's it. The BRGR Bash sold out in 2013 and 2014, so don't wait too long to buy your tickets. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.