Have you ever eaten a burger in a palace? I guess, technically, I still haven't, but after frequenting Z-Burger in the old Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights, I feel like I kinda did. Freaking antique crown moulding, ya'll.Have you ever eaten a burger in a palace? Technically, I guess I still haven't, but after frequenting Z-Burger in the old Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights, I feel like I kinda did. Seriously, when you go, don't forget to look up. Soaring over the cash registers and the open kitchen is a vaulted ceiling from last century. Even more awesome, are the original murals posted up above the dining area over the ornate crown moulding. Like, is this real life? The juicy burger I was biting into told me it was. Composed of a proprietary mix of four different cuts of beef, these patties are topped with your choice of fresh-cut veggies, cheese and other fixin's like sauteed mushrooms, crushed red peppers and even guacamole. No wonder Z-Burger's garnered attention from everyone from the Washingtonian to The History Channel. This. Place. Is. Righteous. For those looking for healthier options, check out the turkey burger. Topped with all the goodness and served between two tasty buns, it's hard to believe this sandwich is actually good for you. But whether you save your calories or choose to go all out, don't even try to resist the fries (especially the ones featuring Z-Burger's special spice mix), fresh-cut onion rings and custard-made shakes. The only hard part is choosing what you want. Pro-tip one: order it all! Pro-tip two: follow Z-burger on Twitter and Facebook for sweet secret offers.
Double cheeseburger, $5.09
Turkey burger, $5.49
Fresh-Cut Onion Rings, $2.89 (reg.), $4.39 (large)
Fries, $2.59 (reg.), $4.19 (large)
Shakes, $3.39 (reg.), $4.59 (large)
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight