The first burger that popped out at me was the LA Burger avocado relish | watercress | cheddar cheese | tomato. Give me anything with avocado and I will pretty much be in love with it. The creamy cool, avocado paired extremely well with the slight pepperiness of the watercress. This burger was fresh and flavorful and didn't weigh you down. One of the interns loves this burger with the grilled chicken, which would go perfectly with the toppings.
The Miami Burger pressed with ham | swiss cheese | pickles | mustard | mayonnaise. This was Rosie's favorite burger. I loved that this burger was pressed and made it a lot easier to eat, but I am not a fan of mayo/mustard so this was not my favorite.
We had to try a burger with the signature "crunchify" - which is potato chips added to the top of any burger. We had it on a basic cheeseburger and it was AH-MAY-ZING. The simplicity of the melted cheese with the salty potato chips really was perfect. I'm not sure if I could handle the crunchification of a burger with a bunch of toppings, simple really is better for this combo.
The last "burger" we tried was the New Mexico queso sauce | roasted green chiles | pickled red onions. The pickled onions balanced out the queso nicely and added a good crunch. I wanted to make sure we tried a burger switched out with chicken so we did it with this burger. The chicken was good, not rubbery - and went well with toppings. Enough to tempt me to switch out other burgers with chicken.
As well as burgers, they also have two grilled cheeses. A Griddled Pimento Cheese & Bacon pimento cheese | bacon | tomato and the Griddled Cheese american | swiss | cheddar | monterey jack | tomato. While both were delicious, the Griddled Cheese (bottom) was my favorite - the tomato helped cut the richness of the cheeses.
What burger experience is complete without milkshakes? We tried the Coconut and the Vanilla Caramel Bourbon. I very obviously was in love with the vanilla, caramel bourbon one. A perfect, boozy milkshake.
So I am not going to lie, I have been to BBP before, and it was kind of disappointing. This visit has totally converted me. Before I had an issue with flavor (presentation was great both times) and this visit that wasn't the case at all. The burgers and the toppings packed a flavor punch and I was sad my stomach couldn't fit more food in. In fact, my only complaint right now is their lack of a vegetarian burger option.
It's also important to note if you are being low carb, you can get any of the burger/chicken combos served on a bed of lettuce.
Would I come back? Yes, I do love a good burger.
2121 K Street NW
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom