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Robin Garr

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Exotic meats or veggie burgers: Get ‘em both at Game

by Robin Garr » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:15 am

Exotic meats or veggie burgers: Get ‘em both at Game

The venison burger at Game is topped with blue cheese. It's normally served on a pretzel bun, but an everything bun filled in nicely when the standard was out of stock.

I like Game restaurant. I like it a lot. It’s the only place I know of where you can get exotic kangaroo, alpaca, wild boar. elk, and venison burgers and more, and where you can get intriguing veggie burgers, too.

But I learned an important thing about getting takeout fare from Game the other day: If you live more than about five minutes away from this little free-standing shop on Lexington Road, you might want to consider ordering your burgers very rare, or waiting until you feel comfortable dining in to partake.

We ordered a selection of meats and a veggie not-meat burger the other day, and thanks to the inexorable physical phenomenon called carryover, all the animal flesh – ordered medium as the guy on the phone recommended – cooked right up to well-done before we got it on the table.

I’m not going to say it still didn’t taste good. It tasted very good indeed. But cooking meat to well-done does a number of undesirable things to your ration: It dries out the juices and toughens the meat. In other words, if you want Game’s delights at their best, you want to enjoy them as soon as you can get your teeth into them. Or get one of the estimable veggie burgers, which didn’t suffer from carryover cooking as the meats did.

Please don’t understand this as a complaint about Game, though. It was my own greedy fault for wanting to eat those tasty meatballs at home. I’m not sorry we got this bunch of exotic meats and veggie protein, I’d just do it a little differently the next time. ...

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You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly's Food & Drink section today.

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