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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
6.8
$15
A gutter-sprawling food coma of near-religious ecstasy

Carnivores of DC rejoice! Ray of Ray’s the Steaks has rented the next room over in an Arlington strip mall and opened a burger joint. Not only does it share the sparse décor and down-to-earth vibe of Ray’s, it also uses the same meat. Holy cow—that means the possibility of enjoying your ground beef bloody.

Like its steakhouse neighbor, Ray’s Hell-Burger is not an aesthete’s hangout. Vintage horror movie posters lend a macabre touch to the institutional fluorescent lighting and… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
5.5
$15
Some of the best tacos in the greater DC area are coming out of this little hole-in-the-wall

Don’t go to El Charrito Caminante expecting huge, overstuffed burritos with all sorts of random accoutrements. Don’t go expecting fried tortilla shells brimming with ground “beef,” bottled salsa, and guac. Go expecting tasty, cheap, and authentic tacos and pupusas, and you’ll be satisfied.

The joint is totally tucked away, a hidden Arlington gem. In the window, amateur pictures of the featured dishes serve as a forecast of things to come. The counter is lined with five or so stools for the… [More]