Last week Black and Orange opened its sparkling new location at 14th and U Street to a packed crowd eager to sample a bite at - to my knowledge - the only burger joint in the entire city that stays open until 5am.
Black and Orange picked the U street corridor for its new location because it views its philosophy as a natural extension of the neighborhood's eclectic, exciting culture. Black and Orange's burgers are big and bold. Most of its ingredients come from local vendors, the meat is never frozen, and its spices are mixed right into the burgers rather than piled on top. The large open kitchen and exposed brick are emblematic of the U Street's ultra-urban vibe, and the burgers are even more unique, including The Rogue State (spicy, chipotle smoky); Now and Zen (how many burgers have soy sauce on them?); Pardon my French (black truffle oil? yes please); and an unmissable play on a bloody mary that features, among other things, delectable horseradish.
So if you're on the early shift or, the soon-to-be hungover shift, or just in the mood for good food, start your day/slumber off right with the delicious offerings at Black and Orange.