Bobby’s Burger Palace: Who’s been crunchified?

August 23, 2011

Last week, Bobby Flay’s long-awaited Bobby’s Burger Palace (a/k/a “BBP”) opened its 2121 K St. NW location.  As expected, the lines snaked down K Street as everyone wanted to get “crunchified” right away.  I usually steer clear of new places in the first few weeks after their grand opening because of the mayhem.  I really hate wasting precious minutes of my life waiting in line.  I mean, really.  It’s maddening!

About a day or two after BBP opened, I found myself near K Street and finishing up with an appointment at about 11:15 am.  So I thought maybe I’ll give BBP a shot, hoping that it was too early for the lunch crowd.  I should have known better.  The line was already long.  I decided to wait in line a few minutes and assess the situation.  I was deep in thought and indecision when a nice, elderly lady standing in front of me in a cute track suit started chatting me up.  She told me she was going to place an order by phone and then just have them send it out to her in line.  Great idea! We both tried calling.  The phone lines were off-the-hook busy.  Of course.

I can wait to try this place out.  Meanwhile, I can check out the other burger places flooding the DC area.  Burgers really are the new cupcakes, aren’t they??

If you’ve been crunchified, let me know your thoughts.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, “crunchified” refers to the fact that you can get any BBP burger with a topping of chips.  It’s a Bobby Flay-ism.  I didn’t make it up.  Chips on top of my burger . . . because I really need to squeeze more calories into my burger.  Then again, you know I’ll be crunchifying my BBP burger whenever I get the chance to eat one!

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2 Responses to Bobby’s Burger Palace: Who’s been crunchified?

  1. kathy on August 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I have been crunchified a few times over, and loved it! Not at the DC location, because I too have the patience of a small mouse and can’t wait in line, but in Monmouth NJ and in West Philadelphia (where Will Smith was born and raised). Am eager to read what you think!

  2. Cornhusker on August 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    After what Bobby Flay did to Ari’s wife, I don’t know if I can support his restaurants.

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