'Shut the Duck Up!' Burger, Because the Foie Gras Ban Needs an Anarchist


It's the Shut the Duck Up Burger, a mouthwatering thumb in the air at the foie gras ban in California created by chef Jason Quinn of The Playground restaurant in Orange County.

The new burger comes as a double instance of his popular, now off-the-menu Playground Burger that many call the best burger they've ever had. For those unfamiliar, the Playground Burger traditionally comes with a Wagyu chuck & dry-age ribeye torchon patty, Tomme de Savoie and a ration of maple-bourbon onions. With Quinn's latest creation, he doubles the brand's trademark patty, and tops it all with some beautifully prepared foie gras.

While it remains illegal to sell foie in California restaurants, loopholes remain intact that allow establishments to basically give the meat away through their own creative means. As an added statement, The Playground, along with clothing brand Orisue (and full disclosure, Foodbeast will be there too) will be hosting a 10-person, high-end eating contest featuring the decadent new burger, along with a side of fries and a frosty craft brew.

Coined Gluttons and Glory, the event will take place August 11th at 9:30 p.m. If you're in the area, make sure to swing by and make sure you grab a good seat, you won't want to miss a second of this foie gras overload.

Photography by: PhilGorgeous