Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dupont Circle Eats: BGR Burger Joint + Hello Cupcake

En route to the Chelsea Handler book signing at Borders, I stopped in Dupont for a bite to eat and to meet up with my friend B.  Unfortunately the signing was "sold out" while I was waiting in line- they had a limited number of wristbands for the signing, boooooooo.  However, I got in some good eats beforehand, so all was not lost :o)

I hadn't planned on eating lunch there but since I was in the area, I stopped in BGR The Burger Joint Dupont for a burger. I've been a fan of theirs since the one in Bethesda opened, so I pretty much knew what to expect. 

I got a regular burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mojo sauce.  The burger itself was a little overdone for my idea of "medium-rare", but still juicy and delicious.  It was pretty hard to eat this with one hand while photographing it, especially sitting out on a bench on a windy day, haha.  Sorry the photo's so bright, but you get the general idea of what their burgers look like.  BGR has lots of burger and non-burger choices, and I'd highly recommend the sweet potato fries as well!     
B and I met up as I was finishing my burger, and we headed over to Hello Cupcake.  I was able to redeem my free cupcake (via Facebook), and also meet Penny, the super friendly owner/executive chef.  We had been in contact over e-mail about the decorating classes they have started offering, so she recognized my name when I redeemed my free cupcake, haha. 
Cherry Blossom

B got the seasonal Cherry Blossom cupcake, which had a fun surprise of cherry preserves in the middle.  He seemed to like it a lot, especially the cherry flavor with the lemon cake- I'm not a big cherry person so I'm just taking his word on it, haha.

Cookies n' Cream

I got the Cookies n' Cream cupcake, which I had not previously tried here.  Love that there were chunks of mini Oreos in the cake!  The frosting was a little too much for me but overall a great flavor and v. tasty! If you are a fan of cherry items, definitely check out Hello Cupcake soon- the Cherry Blossom cupcake is available until April 11th.


  1. Wow. Those cupcakes actually look really good (the cookies n' cream, in particular) I've never been to Hello Cupcake, and I have no excuse.. it's like 3 blocks away. Add that to the to-do list.

    Have you been to Rogue States yet? (It's right there.) Pretty comparable to BGR (maybe even better..) if you like BGR:

  2. @Mark: Thanks for commenting! Yes you should def try it out at least once :o) I read your post and def want to try RS, but I saw BGR and figured I'd drop in since I couldn't remember where RS was, haha.

    @Ilana: You guys are due for a visit!

    @SNC: Haha!

  3. Yummy!!!! The cupcakes look good! I'm the same cherry for me:o)

  4. oh and ps totally agree...NOT medium rare...I HATE it when they don't cook it medium rare (basically one of my biggest pet peeves hahaha)

  5. Ohhhh - the Cookies and Cream one looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

  6. K-

    Rogue States is a stone's throw away from Hello Cupcake. Cross to the other side of Connecticut and you're there!

  7. @Ashley: Yay another cherry hater/med rare loverrrrr haha.

    @Shannon: Yeah it was v good!

    @Mark: Thanks for the RS info!