The People’s Burger: The patty from BGR The Burger Joint

Don't worry about topping BGR's burger with anything more than lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle - although American cheese is okay. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Don’t worry about topping BGR’s burger with anything more than lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle – although American cheese is okay. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

There’s no limit on ways to season a burger, but it takes just the right combination of beef and open flame (preferably charcoal) to achieve the elusive “backyard taste.” You know the one: The taste of summer birthday parties and the beach house and the Fourth of July. It’s hard to replicate without a patch of grass and a partially rusted Weber grill, but the burger ($6.99) at BGR The Burger Joint is an exception. Don’t even worry about topping it with anything more than lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle – although American cheese is okay, if that’s what you’d do in your own yard.

BGR The Burger Joint, 12 locations in the Washington area. 

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