Restaurateur Jeff Tunks made a game-time decision to officially open his new fast-casual burger concept Burger, Tap & Shake to the public yesterday afternoon. Eater got a look inside the space that uses bright colors, cement countertops and flooring and reclaimed wood to aim for an "industrial, raw energy." The restaurant group hired local artists to paint the George Washington mural on the wall as well as hand-write the menu on chalkboards over the register. And that menu includes a plain burger to which you can add toppings, plus seven specialty burgers that range from a pork-and-veal bratwurst burger to a falafel burger for the vegetarians. They've also got 20 beers on draft, more in cans, a selection of shakes and malts — and the ever-popular alcoholic shakes.
There are about 60 seats at BTS and while it is mostly counter service, there are a few seats lining the bar from which you can order while seated. Though eventually it'll have dinner hours, too, BTS will only be open for lunch today and tomorrow and will close entirely on Sunday while the team works out the kinks. But today it's open at 11 a.m., so happy burger eating.