3-in-1: Sour Duck Market

3-in-1: Sour Duck Market

Sometimes a place is just one thing--a bakery, a lunch spot, or a bar--but sometimes a restaurant can encompass much more than just ONE type of place. Sour Duck Market is a bar, eatery, and bakery all in one location. It even has three different, distinct areas to serve all those needs! 

I first went to Sour Duck to meet someone for a happy hour (from 2-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday) and totally blanked on ordering the $6-burger everyone keeps raving about. (If you've seen the Big Bite Out logo, you probably have some sort of guess that I adore burgers), but I DID enjoy a $6-draft Paloma that was lights out delicious. When you first walk up to Sour Duck, it can be a little confusing (especially if you park in the back). There are two different buildings and a beer garden separating them. One is the bar and one is the bakery/market. You can order from anywhere on site and carry a number around with you, so that if you order a beer or a baked good you can get your order. 

 
 Tomato & Korn salad, pressed melon, and Smoked Mushroom Muffaletta

Tomato & Korn salad, pressed melon, and Smoked Mushroom Muffaletta

 

For my second time at Sour Duck, my boyfriend and I sat in the bar building (we're not huge outdoor eaters unless it's a perfect 75 degrees out) to grab a quick bite. He'd be a little iffy on Sour Duck since he's pescetarian and the menu never appealed to him. But, after I left my initial happy hour visit, I picked up a slice of fig upside cake to take to him, and he was pretty sold after that.

We split an appetizer of the pressed melon, which was bright and vibrant with a little kick of chile peppers. He went for the Smoked Mushroom Muffaletta as he was in the mood for a big ole sandwich and loved the classic muffaletta flavors with a veggie-friendly twist. The bread, of course, was super spot-on. 

When we went on a Sunday, I was feeling super fat and bloated from a couple of days of over-indulging, so I ordered the Tomato and Korn salad with heirloom tomato, watermelon, feta, shishito, and crunch croutons. I ordered shredded chicken to make it a full meal. It was like summer threw up in a salad (I mean that in the nicest way!). It had so many sunny flavors, and the chicken was super tender and moist. It was a refreshing meal, for sure.

 
 Butter swirl cookie

Butter swirl cookie

 

After we finished our meal, we moseyed over to the bakery building to ogle the goods. Since it was dinner time, a lot of things were already sold out, so I went with a butter swirl cookie that was flavored with peaches and chevre, and the BF went classic with a buttery chocolate chip cookie. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least LOOK at the case. Seriously, just get a treat to go if you're full. They also have three soft serve flavors that rotate (a brownie batter caught my eye during my visit). 

So, whether you want to grab a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail in the beer garden patio, eat a burger at the air conditioned bar, or are just looking for a cuppa joe and a cookie, Sour Duck Market fills all those bills!