Monday, January 02, 2012

The Kitchen at Red Palace is open

sideshow by AWard Tour
sideshow, a photo by AWard Tour on Flickr.

For the longest time I've heard about plans to roll out gourmet burgers at Red Palace (or the pre-merger Red and the Black). It's finally happened, and menu is no disappointment. You can get the wings and fries you'd expect from a bar menu, but you can also swap out your fries for a side salad. They have a vegan burger option, and the Burporken is sure to please the most devoted carnivore. The Burporken is a beef burger, topped with pulled pork, topped with grilled chicken. It sounds vaguely sacrilegious, but I suspect it's delicious.

Kitchen hours are 5pm-11pm weeknights, and 5pm-1am on weekends.
1210 H Street

Full menu after the jump.

Crab & Artichoke Dip $8
Served with crusty French baguette.

Buffalo Chicken Wings $10
Ten traditional, double-dunked chicken wings served with carrots, celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Mac & Cheese $4
Shoestring Fries $3
Sweet Potato Fries $4
Chopped Coleslaw $4

Trio of Mini Burgers $8
Three petite beef burgers with cheese, ketchup, mustard, chopped onion and a dill pickle chip.

Trio of Crab Cake Sandwiches $10
Three petite crab cakes with caper remoulade.

All burgers and sandwiches are served with shoestring fries. Substitute homemade sweet potato fries or mixed baby greens with balsamic vinaigrette for an extra $2.

No. 1 (The BURPORKEN) $13
Beef burger topped with pulled pork topped with grilled chicken.

No. 2 $12
Beef burger with apple wood smoked bacon, grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions and blue cheese.

No. 3 $12
Beef burger topped with grilled spam, a fried egg, and American cheese.

No. 4 $11
Veggie burger with lettuce, tomato, chopped onions and pickles (100% vegan).

No. 5 $8
Grilled chicken breast, apple wood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on sourdough.

No. 6 $7
American, Provolone and Swiss melted on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, mushrooms and tomato for $2.

No. 7 $10
Pulled pork, bbq sauce and coleslaw.

Start with an all natural ground beef burger on a toasted bun and add your toppings below.

Free Toppings — Lettuce, Tomato, Raw Onions, Dill Pickle Chips.
Cheese — $1 Each — American, Provolone, Cheddar, Swiss, Pepper Jack, Blue.
Specialty — $1 Each — Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Grilled Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Fried Egg, Pickled Jalepenos.

(WO)MAN UP! $20
Two beef patties, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and our house sauce. Served on a toasted bun with shoestring fries and a Konig Pilsner Tall Boy!


Chris said...

OT: I've never quite understood the way in which the term "slider" has been adopted by restaurants to refer to small burgers. The term was originally coined in the 70s (or earlier; that's when I first remember hearing it) as a *perjorative* to refer to the texture of the little hamburgers from White Castle.

Chris said...

Oh, re: the menu from Red Palace -- does this mean they've junked the stuff from the old menu? My memory is that they used to do red beans and rice etc. No longer available?

inked said...

That is correct. I'm actually not sure if they have had the red beans and rice for a while. The Argo used to cater for them (hence the cubano on the menu). I don't know when that stopped, or if they had a replacement caterer after the Argo fire.

Peter Pan said...

The burger I had was on par, if not better than Big Board's. Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

I agree. The burgers are bigger and more tasty than Big Board. And, unlike Big Board, their fries are crispy. Great job Red Palace!