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Turducken Burgers and Thanksgiving Tacos: Three Turkey Stunt Foods to Try

Restaurants are getting a little wacky with these dishes.

Turducken burger at Burger 21.
Turducken burger at Burger 21.
Burger 21
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

It's not unusual for D.C. restaurants to look beyond roast turkey and make something a little more creative. These three places, though, are taking things to a new level.

· Burger 21, which recently opened its first area location in Ashburn (others are coming to such places as Tysons Corner and Reston), is offering a turducken burger. It's a turkey burger stuffed with rosemary chicken inside of duck. The burger is topped with melted Brie and homemade cherry, cranberry and red apple chutney.It's the restaurant's burger of the month for $7.99 and it's available through Dec. 20.

· Speaking of turducken, was turducken the original Thanksgiving stunt food? Unclear, but Trummer's on Main will go a more traditional route with the dish (if "turducken" and "traditional" even belong in the same sentence) for the holidays this year. Find Chef Austin Fausett's version of the dish will be available on the restaurant's holiday menus for $36. It's a turkey breast roulade with chicken thighs, foie gras mousse, crispy chicken skins, truffled polenta, ruby chard and hen of the woods mushrooms.

·Gravy on a taco? Sure. El Rey is serving up Thanksgiving tacos stuffed with cranberry sauce, turkey and gravy for $3.

Thanksgiving tacos at El Rey.

Editor's Note: This story originally incorrectly identified the restaurant serving turducken.