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Two New Burger Joints, Broken Down

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It’s a golden age we’re living in. Well, a golden age of burgers, anyway. The latest evidence: not one, but two new burger places—the Korean-born Kraze Burgers (pictured), just opened on Barracks Row, and the homegrown Bolt Burgers, opening in early November. Below, a point-by-point breakdown...

The Vibe
Kraze Burgers: Exposed brick, arty photos of people eating burgers, a small bar... and full table service everywhere.
Bolt Burgers: Red-and-white tile and glass everywhere. A counter where you’ll order, and lots of stools where you’ll sit.
The Edge: Kraze. We’ll take table service over waiting in line.

The Burgers
Kraze Burgers: Angus burgers, topped with stuff liked grilled pineapple, giant onion rings and cream cheese.
Bolt Burgers: Also Angus beef, in forms like the Mr. Truffleupagus (truffled pecorino, grilled mushrooms) or spiked with five different relishes and/or yellow curry.
The Edge: Bolt. Always opt for burgers inspired by Sesame Street.

The Other Stuff
Kraze Burgers: The Bulgogi Burger (more like marinated ribeye), shakes, chili cheese fries and—in coming weeks—a full liquor license.
Bolt Burgers: Grilled cheese, smoothies from their smoothie bar and beers like Dogfish 90 Minute IPA.
The Edge: Push. When you’re chasing beer with milkshakes, it’s hard to lose.


Kraze Burgers
415 8th St SE
(between Pennsylvania Ave and E St)
Washington, DC 20003
official website

Bolt Burgers
1010 Massachusetts Ave NW
(at 10th St and L St)
Washington, DC 20001
official website


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