Just a heads up that Five Guys Navy Yard is closed again for “renovations”. We stopped in yesterday and they told us that they would be closed for renovations until baseball season and that they would have milkshakes available for purchase when they reopened.
This same thing happened a couple years back, and the restaurant looked the same when they reopened so I figured it was equipment or something. Stinks for the staff.”
Have you heard anything about the closure of Five Guys in Terminal C (adjacent to gate 37) at DCA? I travel frequently for work, but haven’t flown from DCA in about a month; when I was last here in mid-December it was still open. The Five Guys sign is still up in the terminal, and both Five Guys and DCA’s websites still list this location as being active, but as you can see from the photos it’s been enclosed by a construction barrier.”
Thanks to a reader for passing on the report from NBC Washington:
“The D.C. government has ordered the shutdown of three Five Guys restaurants in the city because the owners failed to pay sales taxes, officials say.
The locations ordered to close are at 1400 I St. NW, near the McPherson Square Metro station; at 1300 Second St. NE, near the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro station; and in L’Enfant Plaza.”
courtesy Shake Shack
From an email:
“Starting Monday, October 30th, Shake Shack is offering a DC-exclusive burger for a limited time.
The Mushroom Swiss Shack ($6.89) is a Swiss cheeseburger topped with caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms and herb cheese spread, and can only be found at Shacks within the Beltway.”
courtesy Shake Shack
Speaking of long lines
From a press release:
“What’s shakin’ D.C.?! Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce it will open on Thursday, October 12th at 11 A.M. at The Wharf, the mixed-use housing, dining, shopping and entertainment developement along the District’s Southwest Waterfront. The Wharf Shack will be located at 975 Wharf St. SW, Washington, D.C.
In addition to the Shack classics, The Wharf Shack will be spinning up a selection of local frozen custard concretes: Chocolate & Chip (chocolate custard, peanut butter sauce, chocolate toffee and Route 11 potato chips), Strawberry Banana Crunchcake (vanilla custard, strawberry puree, Pollystyle shortbread and banana) and Pie Oh My (vanilla custard and slice of Livin’ The Pie Life featured pie).
What’s sweeter? The Wharf Shack will open with a one-day only burger collaboration with local favorite Gordy’s Pickle Jar. The Super Fry Frickle Burger will feature a cheeseburger topped with crispy marinated shallots, Gordy’s Thai basil pickled jalapeños, and ShackSauce – complimentary for the first 100 guests in line on opening day when doors open at 11 A.M. (more…)
Thanks to Chris for passing on:
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Burgers going the way of FroYo? Maybe. Rob reports:
“Boss Burger appears to be closed. Temporarily? We shall see. I don’t know a single person who has had anything but a horrible experience there.”
1931 14th St, NW
Well this is bonkers. The Washington Post reports:
“Red Apron Burger Bar, the fast-casual spot that introduced local sourcing to the traditionally opaque world of hamburger patties, will shut down its storefront off Dupont Circle on Sunday, less than nine months after it debuted to much fanfare. Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Red Apron Butcher, partners in the venture, will relaunch the concept Tuesday at EatBar on Barracks Row for both delivery and dine-in.”
415 8th Street, SE