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Burger Tap and Shake - Washington Circle, DC


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Burger Tap and Shake - Washington Circle, DC

woodleyparkhound | Jan 10, 2012 07:44 AM

I had a chance to check this place out the other day. Since a cheeseburger and a milkshake is probably going to be my request for a last meal, if I ever have to make that choice, there really can't be too many high-end burger places around here to suit me. I'll try anything that comes down the pike with gusto.

We got here about 6:45 on Sat. night. We had to wait for a table , but only a couple of minutes.

We got two burgers to share, the Tejas and the Southern Comfort.

Texas Chili con Carne (No Beans), Grated Cheddar
Cheese, Diced Onions, Pickled Jalapenos

Pimento cheese, Fried Green Tomato,
Vidalia Onions, Bread & Butter Pickle

I preferred the Tejas. The toppings were excellent, but rather sparse. I was expecting it to be sloppy with chili - that wasn't the case at all. I loved the bun (I think the bun is crucial to a good burger). It was smaller than I expected for the $8 price - but, it was really delicious. The Southern Comfort was good, but again, the toppings were sparse - there wasn't a lot on there to really distinguish it. The other burger they had on the menu that I'd love to try is the Apache Sweat Lodge.

Fire Roasted Green Chilies, Pepperjack Cheese,
Smoked Onions, XXX Sauce (Spicy

We also got two of the alcoholic shakes to share ($8).

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Homemade
Marshmallows, Chocolate Ice Cream

Jim Beam Red Stag Bourbon, Leopold’s Michigan Tart
Cherry Liqueur, Vanilla Ice Cream

I especially loved the Apocalypto - that combination of ingredients really does it for me. It was on the thin side - easily sipped through a straw. My problem with it was the same problem I always have with alcoholic shakes. I can't really taste the alcohol and I get no effect whatsoever from drinking one. If I can't tell I have had an alcoholic drink, there doesn't seem to be much point in paying for the alcohol. Delicious as it was, next time I'll get a regular shake.

So, about $35 for two burgers and two shakes. Sigh.

We didn't try the fries or onion rings, but given the very manageable size of the burgers, it seems reasonable for two people to share fries.

The people who work there were very nice and helpful to newcomers.

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