WELL SEASONED:  The 4 Square Burger is garlicky.

  • Grav Weldon
  • WELL SEASONED: The 4 Square Burger is garlicky.

Burgers come in many shapes in sizes, from tiny sliders to the humongous Ed Walker’s five pounder. Most are beef, though some vary into different grounds, such as the Buffalo burger at Jasper’s Boardwalk Cafe. Some are served on sesame seed buns, others not. Many come with cheese or have it available.

4 Square Gifts in the River Market offers its own burger, complete with a slightly sourdough bun, Cheddar cheese, sweet caramelized red oniions, fresh green leaf lettuce and tomato and chipotle aioli. Yet there’s no meat component.

My dining companion and I dropped in for lunch a short time back, eager to enjoy a meatless meal together and to explore the Arkansas gifts throughout the store. 4 Square is such an inviting place, with high ceilings and big windows, a nice place to share sandwiches while sitting on stools in the sunlight reflected off the Oppenheimer Hall across the way.