Southern California–based Burger Lounge is introducing limited-time seasonal game burgers, dubbed the "Game Changer Burger Series.” Grass-fed bison, wild boar, and grass-fed elk will rotate through in 60-day increments over the next six months at all 11 locations throughout San Diego and Los Angeles.
"Bison, boar, and elk are all lean proteins with great taste profiles," says J. Dean Loring, CEO and president. "It's a natural extension of our small menu, which focuses on thoughtfully procured mostly organic and sustainable ingredients."
The Game Changer Burger series includes:
· Grass-fed bison from October 2013 through November 2013: Served on the signature Lounge Bun with blue cheese, pickled onion, and roasted garlic aioli. Gluten-free bun or lettuce wrap optional.
· Wild boar from December 2013 through January 2014: Served on the signature Lounge Bun with crispy onion rings, smoked Mozzarella, and house-made barbecue sauce. Gluten-free bun or lettuce wrap optional.
· Grass-fed elk from February 2013 through March 2014:Served on the signature Lounge Bun with jicama slaw, crispy pork belly, and chipotle aioli. Gluten-free bun or lettuce wrap optional.
In addition to these limited-time offerings, Burger Lounge recently added a seared Wild Albacore Sandwich to the permanent menu. The Wild Albacore is seared to order and served with roasted tomato relish, baby watercress, and lemon-basil aioli.
"The Albacore Sandwich offers a clean taste with a great juxtaposition of flavor and textures," Loring says. "We felt that the menu needed a protein option that offered true health benefits both as a sandwich and an addition to our salads."