“This compact burger shop has a laser focus… You won’t find any basic burgers though. The buns are loaded with international flavors… “
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.
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.
‘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.’
‘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
‘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
“The Dirty Bird was my personal favorite. This juicy chicken thigh, perfectly fried, is piled high on a bun with white onion, pickles, lucky sauce, shark sriracha, and iceberg lettuce. As is common with all these entrees, it was messy and delicious”
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.
'Spice bags have found their way on to the menu at a Washington DC restaurant.'
“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…
The original Adams Morgan burger joint slings some of the city’s best patties and fried-chicken sandwiches. At their arena stall, find its Bogan Bun, a burger with bacon-XO jam, pickled red onions, special sauce, and gouda
‘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’
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
'Tasty burgers, bold flavors, live music, cold drinks. Inspired by the world. Sourced by the District.'
'Chef Alex McCoy's beefy buns sport international accents at his laid back Adams Morgan burger haven.'
'McCoy blends a stellar combination of culinary chops, passion for travel, and charm to his dishes at Capital One Arena.'
'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.'
'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.'