Based on the recommendations in the NDCA Dining post (and a few others received via backchannel), it was clear that Ray’s Hell Burger was not to be missed. One of several restaurants in the portfolio of Michael Landrum, a man the Washington Post calls “the enfant terrible of Washington dining,” Ray’s Hell Burger is a unique amalgamation of upscale ingredients and a no-frills, no-nonsense atmosphere. Where else can you get a burger with Seared Foie Gras With A Balsamic Glaze, White Truffle Oil, Crispy Shallots, and Vine-Ripened Tomato? Or one with Roasted Bone Marrow, Persillade, Lettuce and Tomato?
I have repeatedly attempted to get Batterman to post tournament dining guides but apparently he wants all the tasty food for himself. Since NDCA is in DC I figured I would throw out some suggestions, some near Gtown, some not.