DC Restaurant Week is here again, and will be running from Monday August 15th – Sunday August 21st. As promised, I’ve got a few personal picks to share. But before I dive into my list, let me briefly touch on something.

I’ve been reading and on how Restaurant Week doesn’t have the same appeal as it has in year’s past. It seems daily deal sites like LivingSocial, Groupon, and Washington Post’s Capital Dish are partially to blame, due to a $39 3-course meal not being what it used to be… But I personally think . And it looks like the DC food-media agrees.

Courtesy of Bobbysburgerpalace.com

Lovers of burgers and Bobby Flay’s Tex-Mex stylins’ can rejoice next week, when the man, the chef, the legend opens hisĀ  first DC burger joint called . From the looks of it, the restaurant has a decent selection of meats, with Angus Beef, Ground Turkey, or Grilled Chicken Breast protein options.

A few burgers that sound tasty are the spicy Santa Fe Burger, topped with pickled Jalapenos, warm queso, and blue corn chips, as well as the Buffalo Burger with buffalo sauce, bleu cheese, and watercress.

According to his , any burger can be “crunchified” with potato chips or corn chips, which gives this new burger joint some uniqueness. Sides on the menu are pretty standard — french fries with BBP Fry Sauce, sweet potato fries with a horseradish honey mustard, or Beer Battered Onion Rings. Drinks range from boylan sodas to beer, as well as house table wine, 10 different milkshakes and an awesome sounding frozen cactus pear margarita for only $5!

Look for it to open on August 16th right across the street where I took my Politics & Technology class at GW: