The Race for Hope and a trip to Cheeburger Cheeburger

Yesterday was the Race for Hope in Washington D.C. (show your support, it’s a good cause)  It was a rain-soaked charity event that left me and my friends looking like drowned rats.  As post race grub is concerned, what better choice is there than a big, juicy burger?  We can’t forget that it’s National Hamburger Month.


Top Left- The Capitol Building, Top Right- The shaky, vomit-inducing metro into DC, Bottom Left- The finish line, Bottom Middle- Pondering my grub order, Bottom Right- Post race crowds

An escape from the dry bagels, power bars and trail mix that litters the charity race grounds.  A visit to Cheeburger Cheeburger was just the thing I was looking for.  So, what was the order today?  A Semi-Serious 1/3 pound Cheeseburger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and Thousand Island dressing…an order of Frings (Fries/Onion Rings)…a lemonade…and for dessert I perused through the 378,000 possible combinations of shakes and decided on a Rocky Road shake in a to-go cup.  It’s about 8 hours later as I write this, and I’m still recovering.  When I put the meal into writing, I applaud my gluttony.  What can I say?  This meal really hit the spot.

  • The Semi-Serious 1/3 pound Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onion, American cheese and Thousand Island Salad Dressing.  Cooked medium-well.  Delicious.  Price: $6.29 GrubGrade: 9.25/10

  • Frings (also known as the “Best of Both” basket of fries and onion rings), potatoes cut fresh daily and some great tasty onion rings dipped in a secret batter.  Big enough to share.  Price: $4.29  GrubGrade: 8.75/10.

  • Lemonade served in a jar.  Price: $1.89
  • Rocky Road shake to go.  Once you’re done, you’re not really done.  Most of the peanuts don’t make the journey through the straw so you’ll have a bunch waiting at the end.  It was the first time I’ve had a Rocky Road shake and I will definitely get it again. Price: $3.29  GrubGrade: 9.00/10


I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures of grub as much as I enjoyed devouring it all.  Like I said before, it was the perfect lunch after being rained on for the entire morning and experiencing motion sickness for the first time from the usually not-so-shaky metro rail.  Be sure to check back often to GrubGrade this month for more National Hamburger Month appreciation.  It’s a good month to grub on some great burgers.

13 comments on “The Race for Hope and a trip to Cheeburger Cheeburger

  1. Shan says:

    That burger looks so good.

  2. 🙂 Awesome! I didn’t know you guys rode. I’ve got a sweet road bike that I’ve been dying to bring out more now that the weather is getting better (yet not apparently in DC yet).

    I love it. Good way to start off burger month!

  3. Oh yeah….thanks for another great review of a restaurant only 460 miles from me 😛 I’ve been really wanting to go to this place…looks really good. That burger is to die for (in words & photos).

  4. This looks really good. Rocky Road milkshake sounds awesome as well. Between Bear on the west coast and you on the east coast, I am not sure where to travel next.

  5. Adam says:

    Great looking burger, but I still hate their commercials. I think my local middle school’s AV squad could produce better ads.

  6. Natalie says:

    I went to a Cheeburger Cheeburger on vacation near Hilton Head, SC. We only went for milkshakes, the snicker’s one is delicious. So delicious that my friend and I stopped for milkshakes there again before we left town.

  7. @Adam, do you happen to have a link to a sample commercial? I’d love to see that 🙂

  8. drpep says:

    I discoverd Cheeburger Cheeburger in 2003 in
    Fort Lauderdale. I was there for 5 days and ate lunch at CC 4 of those days.

  9. drpep says:

    Bear, the website has commercials. Click “cheeburger tv” on the top right.

  10. @drpep – Haha, thanks. I love it! Filmed in the 90s and still holding strong!

  11. jkgf says:

    Next time you’re in the District, you should try Z Burger. It has good food (*Burgers are deelish) and service. The onion rings are amazing too.

  12. Shannon says:

    That is some of the best looking food I have ever seen. Too bad there aren’t any in my area. I would definitely stop by.

  13. icecycle66 says:

    I claim these fries to be the best in all the fast food realm.

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