How Arlington Brought the DC Brgr Bash to Rosslyn

The DC Brgr Bash, which brings 16 area chefs together for a kitchen war of best burger creation amidst beer tastings and live music, will have its third annual regional showdown Saturday, July 18, with Arlington’s own Willow defending its best burger title from last year. This year’s bash will move to Rosslyn’s Gateway Park instead of its previous District home, thanks to the connections made through AED’s Business Investment Group.

During a discussion with Brgr Bash founder and Ballston burger restaurant Big Buns owner Craig Carey, AED’s Darren Stauffer suggested moving the Brgr Bash to Rosslyn’s Gateway Park. The bash had sold out its last two years, and Gateway Park has a larger capacity than the event’s previous home.  Introductions were made to the Rosslyn BID, and a new home was made for the annual event.

“This year the competitive field has grown to include competitors from DC, Bethesda, Arlington and Falls Church,” said Carey. “Gateway Park is a hidden gem with a super convenient location that’s actually closer to DC than most of DC. It also has plenty of space to comfortably host four craft breweries, sixteen competitors, a veggie burger tent, two stages and a few thousand hungry meatatarians.”

“It’s a win-win for the event AND for Arlington,” says Stauffer. “The location being so accessible to so many in DC and around the region was the kicker.”

Four Arlington restaurants, including Willow, Big Buns, Citizen Burger Bar and a combined entry from sister eateries Liberty Tavern/Lyon Hall, will compete in the DC Brgr Bash. A $5 discount is available to readers by entering the code BURGERBASH when registering online. As many as 3,000 people are expected to attend the event.

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