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Wiinky's Burgers Arlington VA - No reports on the boards, what gives?

Cocinero Cubano Dec 13, 2011 04:36 PM

All -

I've been trolling the DC area board for any words of insight, recommendation, or bewariness about Wiinky's, one of the numerous burger joints to have opened in the N Arlington area. It's in the space formerly occupied by at least two Central American places in the past ten years, right across the street from the Gold's Gym.

What gives? Has anyone not been there or perhaps has an found it not worthy of even a bad review? I admit I haven't been yet; perhaps I should and post a review. If I've missed anything about the place on this board, please let me know.

Thanks!

Cocinero Cubano

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    MikeR RE: Cocinero Cubano Dec 14, 2011 05:49 AM

    Boredom, perhaps? How much better can their $7 burger be than anyone else's? I think I know which space this is in. If it is, at least they have free parking spaces in front of the shop. That's a bonus in Ballston.

    1. Terrie H. RE: Cocinero Cubano Dec 14, 2011 05:58 AM

      You haven't even been there but are wondering why no one else has been and posted?

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        MikeR RE: Terrie H. Dec 14, 2011 06:02 PM

        It's what forums are all about. Welcome to the Internet.

      2. ClevelandDave RE: Cocinero Cubano Dec 19, 2011 09:49 AM

        Just look around....

        http://www.arlnow.com/2011/04/19/wiin...

        It is actually kind of a compelling story and a local establishment to boot...

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          Steve RE: ClevelandDave Dec 20, 2011 06:08 AM

          The website says open until 3am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!

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            KWagle RE: Steve Dec 21, 2011 02:31 AM

            This certainly looks interesting... if you can spell the name and find the website. Why didn't I see this while I was still in DC! :-(

            A good burger is well worth driving long distances to find... and if you don't think so you haven't actually had a *good* burger! :D But at only 12 ounces per, they're a bit on the small side.

        2. littlew1ng RE: Cocinero Cubano Dec 21, 2011 05:37 AM

          I went. Was good. Great wings. Patty is a little thin but tasty. Toppings are all fresh and the pickles are yummy...liked the curly fries...they were pretty stingy with the onion rings.

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            terremotia RE: littlew1ng Dec 30, 2011 09:37 AM

            I went too. It was good but nothing special, imo-- except for the awesome curly fries. It reminded me of that ubiquitous local place I frequented as a broke HS student... but much more expensive.

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              MikeR RE: terremotia Dec 30, 2011 11:29 AM

              What are the curly fries like, besides curly? I generally keep away from those because they're overly seasoned, get soggy quickly, and are sometimes even manufactured from an extrusion of mashed potatoes. Are these at least cut from real solid potatoes?

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                terremotia RE: MikeR Dec 30, 2011 11:35 AM

                They're definitely seasoned-- I don't eat them very often, so I don't have a reference point to other fries to be able to tell you if they're more or less so than other places. They are definitely not soggy-- very crispy. I have no idea whether they're cut or extruded, but I'd have to guess extruded as I didn't see a cutting machine and they're curlier than seems reasonable to cut them. Just a guess though.

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