Add another boldface name to the parade of New York chefs breaking into the Washington market: TV chef Bobby Flay will soon be throwing down against the city’s numerous burger slingers, including Shake Shack and Good Stuff Eatery.
The restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace, is expected to open Aug. 16 at 2121 K St. NW, reports Metrocurean. If you thought the Michelle Obama Special at Shake Shack was bad for you, the burgers at this restaurant can be “crunchified” — meaning topped with a mountain of potato chips. (Have you noticed how everything we eat lately — from oatmeal cream pies at Birch and Barley to these potato-chip sandwiches — is a direct reference to our childhood diets?)
As for the D.C. menu, which you can find posted here, let’s just say there aren’t any major revelations: There are several kinds of city-themed burgers (L.A., Sante Fe, Philadelphia), milkshakes (including spiked ones) and a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches. But maybe I’m bitter: I didn’t see a veggie burger anywhere.
If you can’t get enough of the red-headed celebu-chef, next month, Flay will actually drop into W ashington for a talk and Q&A at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. The visit is connected to the release of his Bar Americain cookbook. Tickets for the event go onsale Monday at 11 a.m. for $40 and include a copy of the book.