The Scion Burger’s symphony of flavors starts with a 50-50 blend of ground sirloin and prized Wagyu beef, shipped weekly from Australia. The full-bodied taste is accented with applewood smoked mozzarella, golden onions, a subtly sweet peach ketchup and, for a contrast in texture, fried pickles. Each ingredient supports the savory beef instead of overpowering it. $10.95.
Scion, 2100 P St. NW. 202-833-8899; 1200 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 301-585-8878.