WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE “100 VERY BEST RESTAURANTS 2019”

“Best burger in DC” is a contentious title, but let’s agree for now: Alex McCoy’s Adams Morgan patty place reigns supreme. There are a few cheffy touches—locally baked sesame-brioche buns, Creekstone Farm beef griddled with tallow for diner-style crunch—but that’s where fussiness ends. The mood is chill, the tallboys are cold, the music (and patrons) are loud. It’s all best soaked up with curry chips and a burger dripping with chili-aïoli and melty Gouda (or, if you prefer, bang-up fried-chicken sandwiches).

 

thrillist - best restaurants in DC

9 / 2018

“This compact burger shop has a laser focus… You won’t find any basic burgers though. The buns are loaded with international flavors… “

 
 

WASHINGTONIAN -1o best things our food critic ate all year

dec 2018

we headed to AdMo, ordered a couple rounds of rosé, and shared a whole mess of burgers and sandwiches and fried things. It is usually a meal that is more about celebration than the food, but in this case the food happened to be some of the best burgers in town.

EATER DC - DC’s S HOTTEST BARS

9/ 2018

Every Friday and Saturday, customers can expect live music and fare from a rotating lineup of D.C. chefs. The new late-night cocktail party — dubbed “Medianoche” — runs from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

EATER DC - DC’s 15 ESSENTIAL BURGERS

10 / 2018

‘The year-old Lucky Buns is a hip spot in Adams Morgan to devour burgers featuring globally-inspired toppings, like bacon XO jam or pickled beetroot.’

washingtonian- BREAKFAST & BRUNCH SPOTS AROUND DC

EAT GREAT CHEAP: delicious breakfast and brunch spots around dc - 8 /2018

‘Eating is no dainty affair—the Lucky Bun is a delicious mess of griddled meat, Gouda, grilled onion, arugula, and chili aïoli, while the best chips (a.k.a. fries) come smothered in tangy curry. For a hangover, it’s hard to beat a burger or “bacon sarnie” at brunch, matched with a hair of the dog.’

Washington city paper - “the food issue”

best mess - 2018

‘Come with an appetite and don’t dare wear silk because when you’re through with what’s arguably the best burger in the city, it will look like you just finished a Tough Mudder race. Choose the two-patty Bogan Bun…’ - Laura Hayes

Washington post - REVIEW

1/9/18

‘Once you set foot in Lucky Buns, you'll be sucked into its greasy vortex, which swallows all willpower just as surely as a black hole traps light.’

- Tim carman

 

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

BREAKING DOWN DUBLIN’S SIGNATURE LATE NIGHT FOOD: SPICE BAG. NOV 2017

Bless the chef that finds a way to make fried chicken a side. Chef Alex McCoy serves morsels of crispy poultry in a dish borrowed from Ireland known as a “spice bag” at his new burger joint, Lucky Buns.

THE DAILY EDGE

12.01.17

'Spice bags have found their way on to the menu at a Washington DC restaurant.'

Washingtonian cheap eats 2018

7/19/18

“Who makes the best burgers in DC right now? That’d be Alex McCoy, a Washington-born talent of British blood who has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia…

BYT - LEAST DOUCHEy BARS IN DC

11 / 2018

‘A quality burger and beer restaurant at the corner of 18th and Florida and U Street, Lucky Buns opened a little over a year ago’

 

EATER

11.20.17

The latest iteration of Lucky Buns features more exotically spiced fare than ever. There’s six beef-based burgers dressed with everything from savory bacon XO jam to zesty sambal chili mayo

POPVILLE

11.6.17

'Tasty burgers, bold flavors, live music, cold drinks. Inspired by the world. Sourced by the District.'

ZAGAT

11.17

'Chef Alex McCoy's beefy buns sport international accents at his laid back Adams Morgan burger haven.'

NBA

10.17.17

'McCoy blends a stellar combination of culinary chops, passion for travel, and charm to his dishes at Capital One Arena.'

Burger Days

05.23.16

'Americans have this idea that we are the center of the burger universe, that we created it, but the reality is there are so many cultures that have a thriving, exceptional burger culture all their own.'

THRILLIST

7.19.13

'That’s exactly what you get with chef Alex McCoy’s creations at his Lucky Buns burger pop-up: balance, thanks to the use of pristine ingredients.'

 
 
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