Thursday, October 22, 2015
Big Buns (Arlington, VA)
4401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203
Big Buns is a modern upscale burger restaurant in an expensive part of downtown Arlington that serves “damn good burgers.” You can choose between “Designer” and Do It Yourself (DIY) burgers with various types of “protein” (beef, Wagyu, Bison, chicken, turkey, lamb, ahi tuna, veggie and mushroom). They have a limited range of sides but a large (alcoholic) drink selection.
I get the Hot & Hefe ($10.50): Wague beef, grilled habanero & Serrano chilis, pico de gallo, and siracha aioli. The large, reasonably thick burger comes on a soft buttered bun with just a thin layer of sauce and chilis paste. The meat is perfectly prepared, pink in the middle, and is tender and delicious. The bun is soft and tasty and soaks in the juices of the meat and the salsa. The burger overall is absolutely delicious and has a serious after-burn. The fries ($2.75) are thicker than usual at gourmet burger places, quite salty, but crunchy outside and soft inside. Very good!
Big Buns is a kind of upscale Shake Shack with just burgers, expensive burgers, but absolutely delicious burgers!