Washington, D.C. — Burgers in Washington, a new local program from WETA TV 26, explores the gamut of great burgers in Greater Washington, from greasy to gourmet. The half-hour documentary visits over a dozen burger joints in the area, showcasing classic burgers to exotic and quirky updates on this favorite All-American food. Burgers in Washington premieres Tuesday, October 15 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and airs throughout the month.
“As Washington’s local public television station, we are pleased to once again showcase the diversity of local flavors, people and stories of the area and behind these restaurants,” commented Kevin Harris, vice president and television station manager of WETA. “Burgers in Washington showcases one of the region’s favorite foods and WETA’s connection to the community.”
Following Pizza in Washington, this latest documentary from WETA is a second course on great places to enjoy food throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. - from one restaurant where 100% of the proceeds go to charity, to a place where the veggie burger is completely raw, to another where the burger is infused with the nostalgic flavors of PB&J, to two national burger chains with local roots. Meet the chefs who are passionate about their burgers being well-done, and watch local aficionados and patrons enjoying burgers that would please any palate.
Burgers in Washington continues a rich tradition of local programming on WETA Television that demonstrates the station’s commitment to the community, spotlighting its people, places and cultural offerings. Following the tradition of previous WETA productions such as Pizza in Washington, Breakfast in Washington, Neighborhood Eats and WETA Guide to Fine Dining (available for streaming at weta.org), Burgers in Washington features a notable selection of Greater Washington eateries. This short documentary highlights different communities around the region and pockets of food culture that give extra flavor to the area. Featured burger restaurants include:
• 2941 (Falls Church)
• Cause: The Philanthropub (U Street Corridor/Shaw)
• Eamonn's: A Dublin Chipper (Alexandria, Arlington)
• Elevation Burger (national chain: began in Falls Church)
• Five Guys (national chain: began in Arlington)
• Good Stuff Eatery (Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Crystal City)
• Hank's Tavern & Eats (Hyattsville)
• Joe's Amazing Burgers (McLean)
• Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar (H Street Corridor/Atlas District)
• Ollie's Trolley (Penn Quarter)
• Palena (Cleveland Park/Woodley Park)
• Quarry House Tavern (Silver Spring)
• Ray's: To The Third (Arlington)
• Science Club (Dupont Circle)
• TD Burger Bar (Upper Marlboro)
• Ted's Bulletin (Capitol Hill)
• Thunder Burger & Bar (Georgetown)
Glenn Baker serves as the executive producer of Burgers in Washington and Rebecca Tulkoff is producer.
The complete WETA TV 26 television schedule is available at www.weta.org. Viewers can watch over the air on channel 26.4, and on Comcast 26, Cox 26 and 802, Dish 8076, FiOS 26 and 471, and RCN 26. WETA HD is available over the air on channel 26.1, and on Comcast 220, Cox 1026 and 1003, FiOS 526, Direct TV 26 and 26-1, and RCN 613.
WETA Television and Classical WETA 90.9 FM are public broadcasting stations serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia with high-quality programming. Classical WETA 90.9 FM brings classical music, concerts and specials to Greater Washington. As the leading PBS station in the nation’s capital, WETA Television broadcasts on four channels: WETA TV 26, WETA HD, WETA UK and WETA Kids. WETA Television celebrates the people and history of this region through programs such as Breakfast in Washington, WETA Around Town, WETA Extras and The WETA Guide. For national PBS audiences, WETA produces PBS NewsHour; Washington Week with Gwen Ifill; films by Ken Burns such as The Central Park Five; and performance specials from the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Embracing the educational mission of public broadcasting, WETA creates leading public service websites such as www.ReadingRockets.org, www.LDOnline.org, www.ColorinColorado.org, www.AdLit.org and www.Brainline.org; and develops community outreach programs to engage people of all ages in the joy of lifelong learning. WETA’s headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is president and CEO. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org.
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