I arrived in DC during the peak of summer, which happened to be the time of year when I seek out good burgers. I remember reading about Obama taking to Medvedev to Ray's Hell Burger earlier in 2010. I didn't get excited about the place until I read their menu, which is packed with luxurious toppings like roasted bone marrow with persillade!!!! How can you not get excited by that?
Ray's Hell Burger Team
Au Poivre Patty with Gouda and Cognac and Sherry Sauteed Mushrooms
Unfortunately, by the time I arrived at Ray's for an early bird dinner, they had already run out of bone marrow for the day. Utterly downtrodden by that, I comforted myself with an awesome complimentary topping - cognac and sherry sauteed mushrooms - and paid extra for gouda.
The burger was hearty, flavorful, and juicy, but it's truly humongous. I couldn't finish all of it, and burgers just don't taste right reheated. I recommend sharing with a buddy at Ray's to avoid wasting the delicious and pricey burger.