During our vapid high-school years, going on a date meant dining on cheap, greasy food and making out in the darkness of a movie theater. You can’t deny how fun that still sounds, so head over to Foggy Bottom for a DC version of this classic American date. Burger Tap & Shake grinds beef chuck and brisket in-house everyday to serve juicy burgers at a great price.Create your own house burger ($6) with fancy toppings ($1 each), or try one of the signature creations ($8) – the Southern Comfort has a fried green tomato on it…need I say more?
Also, the alcohol-spiked milkshakes ($8) are not to be missed and could be shared for a touch of romance. Walk a few blocks North to West End Cinema (tickets $11) to ponder the intricacies of an indie film. While the candy is plentiful, it competes with a fully-stocked bar; make sure you treat your date to both or else things might end up like this.
The whole night will only cost $20 per person, plus drinks, tax, and gratuity. Maybe you’ll get even luckier at Lovers’ Lane…if one even exists in DC.
Lisha grew up in her potty-mouthed grandma’s soulful kitchen, asked for a bread-maker on her 11th birthday, loves whiskey and once ate a whole spit-roasted guinea pig in Ecuador. Lisha has been a GMF contributor since 2011, and now lives in Oakland, CA, where the intersection of food, identity, and community has sparked her interest in sustainable and equitable dining. When she’s not working as a finance professional and dance instructor, Lisha is side-hustling as a biscuit entrepreneur.