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A Burger With Flair

ou could always rely on The Capital Grille for kick-ass dry-aged steaks and an extensive wine collection.  It’s where you go to impress your boss or new girlfriend.  But it doesn’t mean you can’t take a detour and have a little fun, too.

Out-of-the ordinary and just like wearing 37 pieces of flair, the Wagyu cheeseburger with a fried egg and crispy onions shines on The Capital Grille’s Plates Menu, but available only during lunch.

This unusual burger with more ribbons than Princess Beatrice’s hat is interactive and decadent with its savory, coarsely-chopped Wagyu beef.  A golden crown of onions is a crunchy, toasted contrast to the warm, runny egg and soft brioche bun.

Juices will run down your arms, there will be egg on your tie—but it will all be worth it, since you can get soup, a sandwich and a side for $16.  That leaves enough for the dry-cleaning bill.  Plus, they’ll get you out in 45 minutes flat.  That is if you stop licking your fingers.

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Founder + Creative Director. Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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