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The launch of Long Island's second Bareburger means that beef, duck, bison and even elk burgers are now up for grabs in Port Washington. Back in 2013, Bareburger opened its first Long Island restaurant in Great Neck. Openings are coming up in Rockville Centre and Plainview.
At these burger spots, the sensibility is green. Decor makes use of reclaimed material; meats are free-range, humanely raised and free of antiobiotics and hormones.
One way to order is by picking a patty, like beef, wild boar, turkey or sweet potato/wild rice. (Ostrich burgers, once a Bareburger staple, are available as specials only occasionally). Then, choose a bun, such as a brioche or sprout roll. Extras include such toppings as cheese, bacon and vegetables. Alternatively, you could go with a set option, like the Blue Elk, with elk, blue cheese and fig jam, among ingredients. Or the Fire Quacker with duck, pepper Jack cheese and habanero mayo in the mix. Burgers start at $8.80, for a plain patty and go up to $13.95 for a Buckaroo burger made with beef, cheddar and brisket. The repertoire also includes salads, sandwiches and milk shakes, as well as a kids' menu.
The chain, which began in Astoria in 2009, has expanded throughout the metro area and as far away as Toronto, with a Tokyo branch soon to debut.
Bareburger is at 42 Main St., Port Washington, 516-708-9920