Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, November 1, 2010

4505 Meats Taking Thanksgiving Orders for Turducken

Posted By on Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM

click to enlarge A chicken inside a duck inside a turkey ― yours for $275. - 4505 MEATS
  • 4505 Meats
  • A chicken inside a duck inside a turkey ― yours for $275.

Inevitably, Thanksgiving is a holiday about the act of stuffing: pigs in blanket, bread in turkey cavities, tempeh and wild rice in scooped-out halves of acorn squash. Just like last year, 4505 Meats is offering the ultimate totem of stuffed-item centerpieces: turducken. That's a boned chicken, stuffed in a boned duck, stuffed in a boned turkey, and all of it stuffed with cornbread and sausage. Last year 4505 offered the turducken in two sizes ― big and monstrously huge ― and sold out in two days. This year 4505's dangling only a single monstrously large size, priced at $275 (up from last year), and perched on a mess of root vegetables, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts.

Two pickup dates are available, Nov. 23 in Hayes Valley and Nov. 24 in the Mission. To order, send an e-mail to with your name, number, and pickup date.

Now, $275 is steep, we agree. But boning three birds is finicky work, and nobody says you have to serve turducken in the first place, plus 4505 says one behemoth serves "25+ mouths." On a budget, but still craving something extravagantly stuffed? Consider the DIY cherpumple.

Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • Jack White at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    Jack White and his band performed at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday and Saturday nights in front of sold out audiences. Jack entertained his fans with music that included songs from his days with The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs, as well as hits from his solo albums; Blunderbuss and Lazaretto. Photography by Sugarwolf.
  • San Francisco Street Food Festival 2014
    The San Francisco Street Food Festival was another success this year. Dozens of vendors with original, unheard-of creations, such as deep fried mac and cheese on a stick, black pea paste pancakes, and Korean quesadillas. Then there was the comfort foods we've grown accustomed to, like creme bruleé, shrimp rolls, and pound cake. Photographs by Mabel Jimenez.