Johnna’s Pick of the Week: Bourbon Steak

[ 0 ] April 10, 2010 |

The focus this week was lunch. Beautiful weather, better attitudes and plenty of outdoor seating. When the weathers warmer, I tend to take pleasure in the simpler things in life: simple pedicures, simple walks through the park for weekend enjoyment and simple food. Food that requires a lot of my time and attention is less than appealing when I really just want to bask in the sunshine and sit on my porch. This is exactly why I like Bourbon Steak’s lunch menu.

I stumbled across the Georgetown restaurant’s lunch when I attended a media event earlier this year. I went in with the preconceived notion that this would be a fancy foo-foo (*Translation: bourgie) lunch and on this particular day I was not in that type of mood. Lucky for me, burgers and fries make up the posh spots lunch menu. I love it. Simple but innovative enough to make a burger stand out as more than just a “burger”.

Between the Oak Fired Prime Steak Burger (*which comes with pickles, Cabot Clothbound cheddar and the restaurants secret sauce) and the Glazed Salmon, “Bahn Mi” Style (*which comes with cilantro, jalapeños and shredded carrots), I could honestly make a once a week visit to Bourbon for lunch. No burger is complete without fries…duck fat fries to be exact. Bourbon serves their duck fat fries with three sauces (*french onion, bbq and a mayo infused sauce) and I can not shake the deep onion flavor. The best part about the duck fat fries is that you do not have to order a burger to get them, during dinner they are served as a pre-cursor just the way bread and butter is served at other restaurants. Nice.

By this point, I was in burger heaven…tasting, dipping and then the bartender decided to really speak to me. He created three of the most delicious, sweet cocktails that made me want to book a room in the Four Seasons and just make it a night. The hot chocolate (*very rich) and the spiked cider (*melts in your mouth) stuck out not only because of their taste but their timing (*it was the first day of the Snowmageddon ’10)…the warmth was so necessary.

Lunch is a break in the day that allows you to decompress, a time of comfort. Glad to know Bourbon Steak gets this concept…

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Category: Johnna's Pick of the Week, restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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