D.C. restaurant Satellite Room has named a hamburger after noted vegan and local music scene hero Ian MacKaye. The Minor Threat and Fugazi frontman has been a vegan for almost thirty years, a choice which stemmed from his involvement in the straight edge scene. The hamburger is a six-ounce beef patty with chicken liver mousse, pickled daikon and carrot, and cilantro aioli. The patty can be switched to chicken or black bean for a dollar. All burgers come with tots. MacKaye told The Washington Post, “I’ve never been to [Satellite Room] (in fact, never really heard of it) and wasn’t aware that there was a sandwich bearing my name being offered until yesterday. [I] would hope that regardless if it bears my name or someone else’s, that they have at least one vegan option!” According to the restaurant, the black bean patty upgrade is only vegetarian, not vegan. The burger is part of a menu overhaul which includes other burgers named after DC-affiliated musicians, including Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, Joan Jett, and Kenny G. Check out the menu below.
[Photo by Crystal Herman/The Washington Post.]