As if a burger isn't filling enough, these restaurants offer toppings that sometimes are fit to be a stand-alone meal in themselves. From insanely spicy sauces to french delicacies, here's a rundown of the most intense burger toppings in the D.C. area.
1. The burger: Pig on a Cow Suit
The topping: Pulled pork
Where to find it: Thunder Burger & Bar, whose burger features barbecue pulled pork, cheddar, tobacco onions and remoulade
3056 M Street NW in Georgetown
Want more pulled pork on your burger? BGR sometimes has seasonal burgers featuring the meat, and Standard has been known to prepare an off-menu burger with the topping.
2. The burger: The Apache Sweat Lodge
The topping: XXX sauce, made with seven different pepper varieties including Poblano, Bird's Eye Chili, Sweet Green Chili and Cascabel Chili
Where to find it: Burger, Tap & Shake
2200 Pennsylvania Ave. in Foggy Bottom
Want more spice? Several burgers at Bobby's Burger Palace include ingredients like jalapeno and chipotle
3.The burger: The Ground Dry-Aged sirloin burger
The topping: Foie gras
Where to find it: Quill
1200 16th St. NW in Dupont Circle
Want more foie? The ingredient has been spotted at Ray's to the Third, The Occidental and Bistro Vivant
4. The burger: Cheese-stuffed bacon burger
The toppings: Pork belly and brie
Where to find it: The Black Squirrel
2427 18th St. NW downtown
Want more pork belly? Order a burger at The Pig
5. The burger: Truffle burger
The topping: Truffle aioli and truffle cheese
Where to find it: Food Wine & Co.
7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda
Want more truffle? It's in the cheese topping Palena's burger.
6. The burger: Macaroni and cheese burger
The topping: Fried macaroni and cheese balls, cheddar sauce
Where to find it: The Cheesecake Factory (multiple locations)
Want more mac and cheese? Just order a plate of it at Oohs and Aahs and leave the burger idea alone.
7) The burger: T Burger
The topping: Bone marrow
Where to find it: Trummer's on Main's pop-up burger bar (the T Burger also can be topped with duck ham, if that's preferable)
7134 Main Street in Clifton
Want more bone marrow? Add it to a Hellburger
8) The burger: Drew's Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
The topping: Peanut butter
Where to find it: Ted's Bulletin, where the burger also features bacon and tomato jam
505 8th St. SE on Capitol Hill
Want more peanut butter? Let Eater know if you've spotted the condiment elsewhere; we haven't (R.I.P. Wiinky's)
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