Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rogue States--Gourmet Burgers at 5pm and 5am

Noticed what smells like a fantastic backyard barbecue in progress around about the south side of Dupont Circle? Last week we finally followed our noses to the newish Rogue States on Connecticut Ave, to discover a new contender in the gourmet burger scene that not only feeds you a premium, hormone-and-drug-free, vegetarian fed, fresh ground beef burger, cooked to order with premium toppings, but also does so until 5am every night of the week.

"Shake shack can suck it," commented my New Yorker friend, who lives stumbling-distance from the NYC burger mecca, and that was the last we heard from him until he had polished of what was to be the first of three, rare blue cheese and bacon Rogue States (secret spices, chipotles, and cilantro in the meat) he was to put down in the span of a five day visit.

Rogue States turns out serious, cooked-to-order, mesquite grilled burgers until long past last call--burgers that are well worth a prime-time dinner outing, and at a price ($7) that makes them an everyday indulgence. From premium bacon and cheeses to fresh baked bread, wild mushroom, and terrific fries in regular and sweet potato, we are addicted to Rogue States. And though there may be no milkshake machine, there are a wide selection of micro-brews an reasonably priced wines by the glass or bottle.

So follow the heavenly waft of burger-on-the grill to Rogue States, and we'll be along shortly--it's nearly midnight.

Rogue States on Urbanspoon
Rogue States
1300 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

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