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Sausage on pretzel bun at Roofers Union
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11 Places That Put it on a Pretzel Bun

Pretzel buns put a new twist on sandwiches, burgers, and sausages.

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Pretzel buns have been growing in popularity over the last several years. With big chains like Wendy's, Sonic Drive-In, Ruby Tuesday, and Little Caesar's incorporating pretzel bread into menu items, it makes sense to see it at other establishments here in D.C.

Pretzels get their signature color and crustiness from a brief bath containing lye or baking soda. It increases the amino acids and sugar available to undergo the Maillard reaction, which is often known as the browning process.

The crustiness and density of the bread helps stand up against a barrage of heavy toppings without adding too much chewiness. Check it out at these local restaurants, among others.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. B Burger Bar

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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 808-8720
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At Plan B there is a standard burger on pretzel bun with cheddar, spicy mustard, lettuce, and pickles. But those who want to test out the numerous other options on the menu can order it on a pretzel bun for an extra 79 cents.

2. Biergarten Haus

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1355 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 388-4053
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There are three pretzel options available at Biergarten Haus. For something small, opt for sliders with pork, gouda, and sauerkraut. Or go for one of two sandwiches like the "ham"burger with (made with freshly ground pork, gouda, pickles, bacon, and a fried egg), or the "hen"-which with a fried chicken breast, bacon, cheese, tomato, and mayonnaise.

3. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

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3126 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 636-0050
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The pork-heavy porchetta sandwich at Brookland's Finest includes roasted suckling pig, sausage, arugula, mozzarella, and mustard on a pretzel bun. It's served with hand cut chips on the side.

4. Glen's Garden Market

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2001 S St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-5698
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It's hard to beat $4 beers all day except by adding a crisp, freshly pressed pretzel panini with ham, Swiss cheese, Gordy's butter pickle chips, and mustard.

5. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

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3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 686-9189
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Along with a wide range of pub fare, find two brats on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut at Nanny O'Briens.

6. Roofers Union

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2446 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-7663
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Find an array of house made sausages—chicken, beer-poached bratwurst, veal heart, and Italian—served on a pretzel roll at Roofers Union. Choose from hand cut fries or mixed greens as an accompaniment.

7. Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garden

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1216 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 466-3355
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Order either a spicy, smoked pork sausage or pork and beef sausage with mustard seeds on a pretzel bun. Those who are particularly hungry can get a platter with an additional sausage (sans bun) with sauerkraut and a potato cake.

8. Stanton & Greene

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319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 525-3325
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For the most bacon-heavy pretzel bun option, go for the Greene Burger. It featured two bacon-infused beef patties, smoked gouda, bacon aioli, bacon, and onion rings.

9. Swizzler Gourmet Hotdogs

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Try one of the food truck's four rotating all-beef, spiral-cut dogs on a pretzel bun. Recent options include a dog with pesto, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic glaze.

10. Bistro Bohem

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600 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 506-0019
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Although the restaurant just changed ownership, it still serves a burger on a pretzel bun at lunch. The Bohemian burger features caramelized onions, provolone, and pickles. It's served with a side of fries.

11. Federal City Brothers

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This food truck offers three sausage options with a pretzel bun. There's the Oktoberfest with a brat, sauerkraut, and mustard; the bacon-wrapped brat with melted cheese and grilled onions; and the Mexican chorizo with grilled peppers, onions, and sweet chili sour cream sauce.

1. B Burger Bar

801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
At Plan B there is a standard burger on pretzel bun with cheddar, spicy mustard, lettuce, and pickles. But those who want to test out the numerous other options on the menu can order it on a pretzel bun for an extra 79 cents.
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

2. Biergarten Haus

1355 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
There are three pretzel options available at Biergarten Haus. For something small, opt for sliders with pork, gouda, and sauerkraut. Or go for one of two sandwiches like the "ham"burger with (made with freshly ground pork, gouda, pickles, bacon, and a fried egg), or the "hen"-which with a fried chicken breast, bacon, cheese, tomato, and mayonnaise.
1355 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

3. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

3126 12th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
The pork-heavy porchetta sandwich at Brookland's Finest includes roasted suckling pig, sausage, arugula, mozzarella, and mustard on a pretzel bun. It's served with hand cut chips on the side.
3126 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

4. Glen's Garden Market

2001 S St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
It's hard to beat $4 beers all day except by adding a crisp, freshly pressed pretzel panini with ham, Swiss cheese, Gordy's butter pickle chips, and mustard.
2001 S St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

3319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Along with a wide range of pub fare, find two brats on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut at Nanny O'Briens.
3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

6. Roofers Union

2446 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Find an array of house made sausages—chicken, beer-poached bratwurst, veal heart, and Italian—served on a pretzel roll at Roofers Union. Choose from hand cut fries or mixed greens as an accompaniment.
2446 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garden

1216 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Order either a spicy, smoked pork sausage or pork and beef sausage with mustard seeds on a pretzel bun. Those who are particularly hungry can get a platter with an additional sausage (sans bun) with sauerkraut and a potato cake.
1216 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

8. Stanton & Greene

319 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
For the most bacon-heavy pretzel bun option, go for the Greene Burger. It featured two bacon-infused beef patties, smoked gouda, bacon aioli, bacon, and onion rings.
319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

9. Swizzler Gourmet Hotdogs

Washington, D.C.
Try one of the food truck's four rotating all-beef, spiral-cut dogs on a pretzel bun. Recent options include a dog with pesto, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic glaze.

10. Bistro Bohem

600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Although the restaurant just changed ownership, it still serves a burger on a pretzel bun at lunch. The Bohemian burger features caramelized onions, provolone, and pickles. It's served with a side of fries.
600 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. Federal City Brothers

Washington, D.C.
This food truck offers three sausage options with a pretzel bun. There's the Oktoberfest with a brat, sauerkraut, and mustard; the bacon-wrapped brat with melted cheese and grilled onions; and the Mexican chorizo with grilled peppers, onions, and sweet chili sour cream sauce.

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