Michael Landrum, the owner of Ray's the Steaks in Arlington (and Ray's the Classics in Silver Spring) is opening is latest venture today - the long awaited Butcher Burgers - aka Ray's Hell Burgers, in the same strip as RTS (1713 Wilson Blvd). I'm not affiliated with this venture in any way at all, but a huge fan of both RTS and RTC, so I thought I'd pass along the news.
It sounds like it's a very straightforward burger place - charcoal grilled 10oz premium and prime aged beef burgers, with a choice of toppings. Most of the (free!!!) toppings are easily recognizable to anybody who's ever eaten at RTS: sauteed mushrooms, grilled red onions, beefsteak tomatoes, roasted garlic, and also sauteed peppers and charred jalapeno peppers. Bacon and guacamole are also available for a charge, as will be a number of great cheese toppers- aged Vermont cheddar, Danish Bleu, Italian Gorgonzola, Swiss Swiss, smoked mozz, Brie and many others. Even Epoisse. Imagine a medium rare Epoisse bacon burger! oh my.
In summer, corn on the cob and a slice of watermelon will be on the side, gratis.
And to make it even more irresistable, there is Dominion rootbeer on tap and a bunch of Moorenko ice cream flavors to add for a rootbeer float or just a scoop.
I don't know what the price point is, but hope to find out soon from personal experience. And no, no fries. :)
It is supposed to be open every evening at 5pm, and weekends starting at noon.