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Good Grub Sans Media Fanfare at Chef Geoff’s in Washington, DC

March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age when the Food Network has made the world’s top chefs international celebrities, it’s refreshing when accomplished cooks are humble enough to interface with the world primarily on a first-name basis. That’s definitely the case with local DC darling Geoff Tracy, better known to… (more)
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Grab a Half-Smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC

October 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Ben’s Chili Bowl is as much about history as it is about its famous “half-smokes.” The quick-service Washington, DC eatery specializing in fresh, homemade chili opened on U Street in 1958 (at the height of “Black Broadway”) and drew in plenty of famous patrons: Miles Davis,… (more)
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Friday Finds: Burger Mash-Ups from Coast to Coast

September 13, 2013

The looming scarf-wearing weather of fall has got us itching to savor this last official week of summer (though we have to admit, we’re loving the sunny skies and warm temps as of late!). So for this week, we decided to include one of our favorite summertime treats: burgers. Check… (more)
El Centro D.F. in Washington DC
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Friday Finds: Labor Day Weekend Festivities

August 30, 2013

From cookouts to cocktails to festivals, this Labor Day weekend will be filled with ample fun in the sun as people from coast to coast wrap up the summer. And whether you already have plans in mind or are looking for some last-minute ideas, these bloggers highlight some of the… (more)
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The Hunt: It’s Burger-Time!

May 2, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This month, we find that the gorgeous spring weather has us jonesing for that delicious, perfectly done burger. Here’s a look at a few of… (more)
bison burger
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The Hunt: Tastiest Burgers

July 5, 2012

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. Today we are celebrating the juiciest and most flavorful–not to mention creative–burgers around. So whether you’re a cheeseburger fanatic, a bison… (more)
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Hanging out in the 50s at Hamburger Heaven

December 21, 2011

PALM BEACH, USA – Ah the 1950s. A simpler time, when life was lived in black and white, the kids were all right, and a humble hamburger was considered “heaven.” Ok, fine, we admit it, we weren’t there, so we can’t really attest to the first two…but we’ve been to… (more)
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Burger Shoppe, I love you

September 26, 2011

NEW YORK, USA – It isn’t everyday you hear a stranger say “I love you” and mean it. Especially not in a restaurant. And especially not in the most unromantic of circumstances: try walking from Union Square to Wall Street in a heavy smog of exhaust and misty humidity, and… (more)
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East coast vs. west coast beef: a burger head-to-head

June 7, 2009

LAS VEGAS, USA – So on my recent trip to Las Vegas I did what many East Coasters do after being teased by the elusive nature of the fast food burger joint known as In-N-Out Burger: I got together a group of friends and trekked out to the closest one… (more)
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Shake-ing things up on NYC’s Upper West Side

January 17, 2009

NEW YORK, USA – Four and a half years ago, the Shake Shack opened in Madison Square Park. Danny Meyer’s concept was simple: an outdoor burger joint (non-carnivores have options too) in a lovely park setting. Simple concept, brilliant results: I can’t remember the last time I walked by… (more)
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