Z-Burger

Burgers
$$$$ ($14 and under)
A casual burger place joins Tenleytown's ragtag restaurant ranks.
Sun-Thu 10:30 am-10 pm
Fri-Sat 10:30 am-midnight
(Tenleytown/AU Park)
Tenleytown-AU (Red Line)
202-966-1999
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Editorial Review

Tim Carman compared Z-Burger's burgers to other local patties for an article in the July 9, 2008 Food Section: Price and weight: $2.99 for single, $4.09 for double; 3.5 ounces per patty. Meat: A blend of ground sirloin, chuck and brisket, with 20 percent fat. The source is a company secret. Bun: A sesame seed bun custom-made by a local bakery. Atmosphere: Industrial playground. Verdict: These burgers follow the major-league baseball model: no juice. The condiments and soft, sweet bun do all the work, particularly because Z-Burger does not season its patties before throwing them on the griddle. The owner hints that this may change.