I’ve been a fan of Square 1 Burgers for quite some time now. Since I can’t eat red meat but still love burgers, I’ve found their variety of other burger options to be really impressive. In addition to the standard turkey and veggie burgers that can be found as substitutions in most other restaurants, Square-1 also serves ground ostrich, duck, chicken, salmon, and portabello mushrooms, among others.
Decided to give the ground duck a shot and I’m glad I did. While they had a specific duck burger that was served with ginger, carmelized onions and baked apples, I decided to go with their standard Old Fashioned burger. Just lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, american cheese and Dijon mustard. Subbed out the standard fries for sweet potato with a little sugar and cinnamon.
The flavor was incredible. Duck tends to be gamey but the meat was made with a decent grind and it wasn’t overcooked so gaminess wasn’t even a concern. With a good char, this was probably the closest thing I’ve come to an actual beef burger (although since I haven’t had one in about 14 years my memory may be a little shaky) Bottom line, even if you’re not a fan of game birds, this is well worth a try.
Ostrich is next on the “to try” list, but I’ll still hold the duck pretty high up there.
Have you tried the duck or another of Square 1’s specialty burgers? Leave a message in the comments section!
And remember… the food abides…