Wednesday, November 19, 2014

First Taste: Medium Rare

I've been meaning to go to Medium Rare for years and I finally made it in last week.  They've got a great concept with bread, salad and steak frites for $19.75.  All of the food is well done and leaves everyone happy.  I loved the perfectly cooked steak and crispy fries.  Yum!

This Thanksgiving, Medium Rare putting the steak aside and offering to deep fry turkeys for those in the public, so they can have all the delicious flavor, without all the fuss or the accompanying danger of doing it at home.  Bucher will be frying the turkeys for those who bring them to the new Capital Hill, Barracks Row location. For those who would like to participate, keep the following in mind:

The turkey frying is free, but you do have to supply the turkey.
Take a completely thawed 8-10 pound turkey to be fried.
Those participating will need to have their own container to put the turkey in while transporting it to and from the restaurant.
While they always get to everyone, the service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who want their turkey fried by Medium Rare can take it 515 8th Street S.E. in the Capital Hill area on Thursday, November 27, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The turkeys will be cooked using a deep frying method. There will also be hot cider and coffee, as well as the Macy’s parade playing on TV. The cooking service is free, but those feel they want to contribute, donations will be collected for DC’s “Ready, Willing and Working” charity.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to help all of these people prepare their holiday meal,” added Bucher. “I look forward to seeing a lot of smiling faces and thawed turkeys on Thanksgiving morning.”

Bucher is a serial entrepreneur, who was the originator and founder of a groundbreaking burger establishment in the DC area. He started cooking when he was six and has worked some of D.C.’s busiest restaurants and with world renowned chefs. Today his focus is on Medium Rare, which, specializes in only steak frites and their secret sauce. The wildly successful restaurant offers its signature items “steak and fries”, in a fun and relaxed neighborhood environment. The restaurants open at 5 pm for dinner nightly, and for brunch on the weekends. The Cleveland Park restaurant is at 3500 Connecticut Ave, N.W. while the Capital Hill location is at 515 8th Street S.E. For more information, visit the site at:

About Medium Rare
Medium Rare is restaurant that has two locations in the Washington D.C. area. The restaurant specializes in steak frites (steak and fries), and is famous for its secret sauce on the steak. In addition to their popular dinner, they also serve a weekend brunch, and end every meal with a piece of Bazooka gum. For more information, visit the site:

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