U-Va. watch party features ‘Gus Burger’ special


(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Virginia won’t tip off its Sweet 16 game against Michigan State until around 10 tonight, which is great news for fans who congregate at Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill for the DC Hoos watch party. One of the in-game specials is Rooftop’s take on the Gus Burger, and it’s a scientific fact that the closer to 4 a.m. Gus Burgers are consumed, the better they taste.

For the uninitiated, the original Gus Burger is the signature offering of the The White Spot in Charlottesville. It’s a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top.

From a 2012 Cavalier Daily article:

“Gus burgers are the food most reflective of the U.Va. party culture,” second-year College student Jon Torre said. “The blend of substantial protein is perfectly complemented by the strong flavor of condiments. It’s this ideal blend of seriousness and fun inside a fluffy, protective bun that makes this sloppy 2 a.m. meal a glorious U.Va tradition.”

Devils Backbone will add some more local flavor to the festivities, but who’s bringing the Bodo’s bagels?

There’s no membership required to attend.

Scott Allen writes about all things DC sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.
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