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Double double & Brussels sprouts. These BPs were amazing! @yankeetavern #brusselsprouts #burger #mnburger #brussels #mnrestaurants #cheeseburger #mnburger


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One of the things I love is getting out of the Twin Cities and discovering what Smalltown USA has to offer. With a population of not much more than 500 people, this is as close to small as it gets.
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Main Street Saloon - Hokah, Minnesota / Bacon Double Cheeseburger
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I have In-laws in this area of southeastern Minnesota, so I've been here many times, but never had the pleasure of stopping into the dive bar that is the Main Street Saloon.
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Nothing fancy here, just a really good dive bar burger. The double patties were pretty darn juicy and seasoned well. The cheese was good and melted well. The bacon was cooked to my preference and the bun was soft and toasted. Give me a few sliced pickles and some good fries and I'm a happy burger camper!
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I enjoyed it very much! If you find yourself in the bluffs of the Mississippi river around the Lacrosse area on the Minnesota side, I would tell you to drive a few miles to Hokah and have a burger and some pizza! I think you'll like it a lot!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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French fries - Very good!
Minnesota style pizza (Thin crust, cut into squares) - Fantastic!
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Did someone say National Burger Month?! #chyeah
Back at our favorite neighborhood spot @tamaracktaproom . They have #delicious #burgers (the Wild Elk one here...🙌🔥😋) and the BEST service I have EVER had AT ANY RESTAURANT!!! #gocheckemout #thebest #burgersbourbonbeer #alghh #nightout #FriYAY #fridaynighteats #sofull #sohappy #mnfoodie #mnburger #burgerspot @burgersofmn #loveburgers


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If you don’t have cash, you don’t have this burger. OK. Don’t panic. They do have a cash machine onsite. Be prepared to eat everything with your hands. They do not have utensils. I’m not kidding on this one. No problem for me. I love eating with my hands and fingers.
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Sandy’s Tavern – Richfield / Bacon Double Cheeseburger
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I do love dive bars, especially when they have good, greasy burgers. Sandy’s fits that bill. Fresh ¼ pound patties, juicy, greasy and seasoned well. A slice of American cheese on each patty. I asked for grilled onions, they added a few. A couple of nicely cooked bacon strips. A few thinly sliced pickles hit the spot too. They’ve got some chipotle mayo that goes on their Sandy’s Sizzler burger. It’s delicious. Get some and put it on your burger. The bun was soft, nicely toasted and good.
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This is a really good dive bar burger! I totally enjoyed it.
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Burger Rating – 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Fries – OK.
Loaded Potato Kegs – Very good.
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Beat those Monday blues with sunshine and @surlybrewing Hell of a Deal burger and beer! See you on the patio today!!! #burgerandbeer #mondays #helluvadeal #craftbeer #mnfoodies #tcburgertour #tcburgers #mnfood #mnburger #yum #dogfriendlypatio #mondaydeals #twincities #muddypig #themuddypig


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$10 double cheese burger deal: mixed greens, arbol aioli, sautéed onion, tomato, and american cheese - with a choice to add a $1 tap Pacifico! ✨🍔✨
#BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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The Mall of America now has a second attached hotel on its North end. That hotel is the JW Marriott. It’s an upscale restaurant with some really good food. The burger is a little unique and hits some good notes.
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Cedar + Stone Urban Table - Bloomington (Mall of America) - Cedar + Stone Burger
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What you will notice right away is the thick, round slice of cheese. You’ll be like “what the heck is this”? It’s cheese torchon. This is made with three cheeses. Cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Gouda cheese. It’s melted together, put in a cloth and formed into a cylindrical shape. It’s unique and I did like the flavor. You will notice the cream cheese consistency.
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The beef was cooked pretty close to medium, was juicy and had flavor. The braised greens were pretty good. A sweet and savory bacon jam tops the beef patty. The bun is soft, lightly toasted and was good. The bottom bun did get a little soggy after a little while, but not a serious problem.
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Overall, it’s a pretty darn good burger. Take a break from shopping and stop in for this burger!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Cedar + Stone Fries - Very good!
Baked Mac + Cheese - Ok.
Spicy Cheese Curds - Ok.
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My fellow garlic lovers. This is our burger! It’s a symphony of garlic flavors, and once again, Chef Al is the maestro! I knew this burger was coming, and I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally see it looking up at me. 😊 My picture cannot tell the whole story.
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Celts Craft House – Apple Valley / Roasted Garlic Burger (Burger of the Month)
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Let’s just get this out of the way. I love all things garlic and I love this burger. It is put together brilliantly. This burger is available starting today and throughout the month of May.
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The beef, a @patlafrieda blend of short rib & chuck. It was seasoned very well, charred beautifully and cooked spot on to my preference. Super juicy! Delicious roasted garlic is spread across this ½ pound patty, then a ton of Gouda cheese is beautifully melted over it.
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On this burger, the bun is so key to this whole creation. Both top and bottom buns get a swipe of garlic butter and then they are dipped in parmesan cheese and toasted on the grill. You get a nice, light crusting of the parmesan cheese. It’s awesome. This soft, pub bun from Denny’s Fifth Avenue Bakery is one star of this show. In case you want even more garlic flavor, they give you a side of what is called “Toum”. Me too, no clue. It’s a creamy, Lebanese garlic sauce. It has intense garlic flavor. Slather it on the top bun if you wish or dip your fries in it. They also have their own house-made roasted garlic aioli that is the bomb. Get a side of that too if you like.
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You have now reached Garlic Burger Nirvana! 🍔
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I’m going to go ahead and say this is the perfect Date Night burger. Just make sure both of you get the burger. Make sure it’s just the two of you the rest of the night since they’ll be a garlic cloud hanging around you. 😉
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Again, this is the May Burger of the Month. It is available May 1st through May 31st. I can tell you, I will be getting this burger a couple more times this month. It is fantastic! If garlic is not your thing, they can hook you up with one of their other satisfying burgers.
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Burger rating 4 ½ out of 5 stars. It’s pushing a 5 for me.
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@celtscrafthouse .
Thanks for joining me @burgeraweek !
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$10 double cheese burger deal: mixed greens, arbol aioli, sautéed onion, tomato, and american cheese. Add a $1 tap Dos XX Lager, the choice is yours. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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So, you're planning to hit up a BBQ joint for some killer brisket, pulled pork or ribs. Damn right! That's why you go there. Let me just say, after my stop at Baldy's BBQ, you may want to check out the burger menu.
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Baldy's BBQ - Lakeville / Baldy's Burger (BYOB)
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On the menu is their signature Wheelhouse Burger and the Baldy's Burger. You have some build options with the Baldy's Burger. I went with House made cheese sauce, sauteed onions, bacon, pickles and seasoned mayo. I wanted it a little more epic, so I got them to add a couple of layers of their smoked brisket on top of the patty. Let me just say, Score!
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The beef, a 1/3 pound patty had a decent char to it, was seasoned well and was pretty juicy. The sauteed red onions were perfectly cooked and delicious. The bacon was absolutely fantastic and was cooked exactly to my desire. It was not even close to being overly crispy.
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I have to tell you about this cheese. I love that a few places are offering house made cheese sauce. This was poured over the beef patty and was delicious. The sauteed onions sat in this liquid and totally soaked it up. There was some extra cheese sauce pooling on my plate. Loved it!
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Finally, and it wasn't a topping choice, the layers of brisket. The brisket was so good. Juicy, a little fatty and very flavorful. I made the right choice! My last choice was their seasoned mayo. They swiped a bunch of it on the top and bottom buns. It was really good. Lastly, the bun was soft, buttery and toasted perfectly.
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I ate half the burger with the layers of brisket on top, but then took them off and chowed down on them separately. This is one very good burger! It's also one messy burger as well. No problem!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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French Fries - Loved them!
Seasoned Mayo - Fantastic!
Cheesy Corn Bake - Good.

I will go back for the Mac Daddy N' Cheese as I think they use their fantastic House made cheese sauce!
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@baldysbbqbar .
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St. Paul just welcomed another heavyweight burger to their city. I’m so glad they did! Parlour has joined the ever growing, really good burger options St. Paul offers to us burger lovers. This was my first visit to the St. Paul location. I can’t tell you about most of the restaurant since I only made it to a chair in front of the grill. I can tell you it was great to watch the magic happen right in front of me.
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Parlour – St. Paul / Parlour Burger
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For anyone who has had this burger in Minneapolis, I’m guessing it’s in their Top 5. I’m thinking after they try it in St. Paul, they’ll feel the same way. 😊
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An incredibly flavorful beef blend of ribeye, chuck and brisket. This blend separates itself from other burgers. The patties are placed on the flattop and smashed! The patties get a super char from the flattop. Here’s the other thing you need to know. They sprinkle a generous amount of salt on the beef. I know you may be tired of me talking about seasoning, but if only one restaurant reads a review of mine and seasons their beef better, it will all be worth it.
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White American cheese tops these two beautiful patties. You get a few really good, thinly sliced house made pickles to put on at your discretion. All this goes in a soft, nicely toasted egg bun from @franklinstreetbakery . A while ago, they added the option to add bacon and an egg. I opted for the bacon. It was super thick, super wide and just purely delicious! I highly recommend the bacon.
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Thank you Parlour for setting up shop just a couple of blocks from the X. I love this area of St. Paul!
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Burger rating – Still 5 out of 5 stars!
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Fries – These are some of the biggest, fresh cut fries you will ever have, and they are salted and fantastic!
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@parlourbarstp .
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So, you're planning to hit up a BBQ joint for some killer brisket, pulled pork or ribs. Damn right! That's why you go there. Let me just say, after my stop at Baldy's BBQ, you may want to check out the burger menu.
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Baldy's BBQ - Lakeville / Baldy's Burger (BYOB)
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On the menu is their signature Wheelhouse Burger and the Baldy's Burger. You have some build options with the Baldy's Burger. I went with House made cheese sauce, sauteed onions, bacon, pickles and seasoned mayo. I wanted it a little more epic, so I got them to add a couple of layers of their smoked brisket on top of the patty. Let me just say, Score!
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The beef, a 1/3 pound patty had a decent char to it, was seasoned well and was pretty juicy. The sauteed red onions were perfectly cooked and delicious. The bacon was absolutely fantastic and was cooked exactly to my desire. It was not even close to being overly crispy.
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I have to tell you about this cheese. I love that a few places are offering house made cheese sauce. This was poured over the beef patty and was delicious. The sauteed onions sat in this liquid and totally soaked it up. There was some extra cheese sauce pooling on my plate. Loved it!
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Finally, and it wasn't a topping choice, the layers of brisket. The brisket was so good. Juicy, a little fatty and very flavorful. I made the right choice! My last choice was their seasoned mayo. They swiped a bunch of it on the top and bottom buns. It was really good. Lastly, the bun was soft, buttery and toasted perfectly.
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I ate half the burger with the layers of brisket on top, but then took them off and chowed down on them separately. This is one very good burger! It's also one messy burger as well. No problem!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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French Fries - Loved them!
Seasoned Mayo - Fantastic!
Cheesy Corn Bake - Good.

I will go back for the Mac Daddy N' Cheese as I think they use their fantastic House made cheese sauce!
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@baldysbbqbar .
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Located on the 19th hole at Prestwick Golf Course in Woodbury, T. Morris Pub & Grill welcomes golfers to celebrate a good round of golf or console a bad round with some great food and drink.
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Fortunately for us, T. Morris can be our first and last hole, watering hole that is. KFAN radio fans know The Common Man, Dan Cole, frequently talks about his rounds of golf at Prestwick, so you may even see him lingering around the Pub from time to time. I like to consider myself, The Common Man of the Burger World. 😉
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T. Morris Pub & Grill - Woodbury / T. Morris Burger
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Let's talk about this burger. Flavorful it is. It is seasoned very well. It has that charred grill feel to it. It was cooked the way I like it. A nice amount of white Irish cheddar covers the patty. A couple of long sliced pickles sit in their "Prestwick sauce" which goes on the bottom bun. The sauce has a nice flavor to it. I could have used even more Prestwick sauce. There is also crisp bacon on top of the patty. It was way too crisp for me. The egg bun was toasted nicely and was really good.
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This is a good burger. I will definitely be back to try another burger as well as a lot more of their regular menu items.
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It was good to see my good friend @supergknowd and to meet @medic5us ! It was also great to meet Tom, the owner of T. Morris Pub & Grill!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Good.
Pig Wings - Very good!
Scotch Eggs - Good.
Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese - Very good!
Fried Bologna - Very good!
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Check out my instastory!
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@tmorrispubgrill
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Located on the 19th hole at Prestwick Golf Course in Woodbury, T. Morris Pub & Grill welcomes golfers to celebrate a good round of golf or console a bad round with some great food and drink.
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Fortunately for us, T. Morris can be our first and last hole, watering hole that is. KFAN radio fans know The Common Man, Dan Cole, frequently talks about his rounds of golf at Prestwick, so you may even see him lingering around the Pub from time to time. I like to consider myself, The Common Man of the Burger World. 😉
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T. Morris Pub & Grill - Woodbury / T. Morris Burger
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Let's talk about this burger. Flavorful it is. It is seasoned very well. It has that charred grill feel to it. It was cooked the way I like it. A nice amount of white Irish cheddar covers the patty. A couple of long sliced pickles sit in their "Prestwick sauce" which goes on the bottom bun. The sauce has a nice flavor to it. I could have used even more Prestwick sauce. There is also crisp bacon on top of the patty. It was way too crisp for me. The egg bun was toasted nicely and was really good.
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This is a good burger. I will definitely be back to try another burger as well as a lot more of their regular menu items.
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It was good to see my good friend @supergknowd and to meet @medic5us ! It was also great to meet Tom, the owner of T. Morris Pub & Grill!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Good.
Pig Wings - Very good!
Scotch Eggs - Good.
Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese - Very good!
Fried Bologna - Very good!
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Check out my instastory!
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@tmorrispubgrill
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There's a new kid in town....welcome to Saint Paul @parlourcocktails
#parlourbar
#saintpaul
#mnburger
#tcburgers
#west7th
#whydontmypantsfit


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Stillwater, located on the St. Croix river, is such a great place for food, drink, fun & scenery. Portside has all of that covered! They just rolled out a new menu, and Shawn Smalley, former co-owner of Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque, as their new Chef. The new menu looks great!
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Portside – Stillwater / Portside Burger
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I decided to go with their signature Portside Burger. I think you’ll love this burger as long as you love bacon. If you don’t love bacon, we don’t have much to talk about. 😉
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This could be called Portside’s Bacon Burger. It’s all about the bacon. The beef patty is a 60/40 blend of ground chuck and bacon. It had a great bacon flavor to it, was cooked to my preference and was juicy. I’m pretty good with it at this point, but they are not done. A nice handful of chopped cherry wood smoked bacon goes on top of the patty adding even more delicious bacon flavor to the mix. There are greens on the bottom bun and it’s finished off with bacon jam. How many times did I mention bacon? A lot! The buns was toasted and was good.
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There is no cheese on this burger and it really doesn’t need any, but I’m always up for cheese on my burger, but I do understand not having it. I really liked this burger and want you to try it. Make a day of it in Stillwater and plan a stop at Portside. I think you’ll love it!
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Burger rating – 4+ out of 5 stars!
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Duck Wontons – Fabulous!
Fries – Good.
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@portsidestillwater
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Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, I’ve missed you so much! I’m sad to say the last time I had a burger there was in 2015. It was the Chimichurri burger, which won you the very first Twin Cities Burger Battle. That burger is no longer on the menu, but if you entered this one, I’m guessing you’d win again!
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Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille - Minnetonka / The People’s Burger
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Gold Nugget has its own weekly burger battle and this burger won 22 straight weeks. I’m glad it won its way onto the menu. The People have spoken! This burger is fantastic!
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It certainly starts with the beef. This special smoked brisket and ground beef patty has an elevated look, feel and taste. The flavor is off the charts! It was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Their house made American chive cheese was a nice little change from the norm. Very good.
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I love the addition of smoked poblanos. The tomato jam and the bacon mayo finish off this flavorful creation. The Mainstreet Bakery bun is soft, beautifully toasted and perfect!
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Let me say it one more time. This burger is fantastic!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars! .
House cut fries - Very good!
Cheeseburger Wontons - Fantastic! Get them!
Gold Nugget Tots - Very good!
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@goldnuggettavern .
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I must admit, I actually like going to the grocery store. There's just something about buying food that is enjoyable. 😉 What I'm not getting at my grocery store is a good burger, but I know where to get one!
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Jerry's Foods - Edina / JP Bacon Cheeseburger
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I had heard about a good burger at Jerry's Foods a few months ago, but didn't really pursue it since, it's a grocery store, c'mon. I recently saw a couple of people mention it, so since it is in my lunch hour wheelhouse, I had to check it out.
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It's a good looking diner-style burger. Two thin patties with a great flattop char to them and they were not overcooked. American cheese was melted beautifully on each patty. The bacon was cooked just right. I asked for grilled onions and as you can see, they gave me a whole lot of them and they cooked them just right as well. Works for me! They give you some lettuce, a tomato and a couple of long, sliced dill pickles. I put the pickles on, but the rest I left on my plate. The Franklin Street Bakery bun, soft, buttery and toasted beautifully, was great! All good, right?
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Close, but I was really bothered by the failure to season the beef. It was good, but would have been so much better with some seasoning. It did lack flavor. Overall, it's a good burger, but a lack of seasoning rears its ugly head again.
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It's a good lunch option. Go to Jerry's for some groceries, but make a beeline to The Kitchen for a burger!
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Burger rating - 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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French Fries - Very good!
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It’s Burger Monday again! $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico! 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Rockin’ The Burger Hour with @phatphood in Apple Valley. I’ve had mixed feelings about restaurants doing Burgers of the Month. The issue is those burgers are available for a month and then gone. I may have changed my mind.
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Celts Craft House - Apple Valley / Bourbon Cherry Burger
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Since building my relationship with Celts Craft House, I’ve come to realize it can be a really good thing. It’s so much fun to see the creativity Chef Al possesses and the pride and excitement he shows talking about and having us dominate these burgers. He starts with an idea and then brings it to life and then to my plate.
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This burger is unique, impressive and tastes fantastic! There is a lot to talk about. The beef, as always is a blend of chuck and short rib. It was juicy, cooked perfectly and was seasoned the way a burger should be. Ladies and gentlemen, can I introduce you to putting salt/seasoning on your beef? It’s not a new concept, but it seems like more and more restaurants have forgotten how to do it.
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The cast of characters starts with cherries flambeed in bourbon. I’ve never seen these on a burger. Tart cherries, getting drunk in bourbon and then lit on fire. The cheese you see is Brie. Have you ever seen this much creamy, buttery Brie cheese on a burger? I have not. Incredible!
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The lead character just might be the House-made bacon jam. It’s the first thing that introduced itself to me. This sweet, salty, savory, bacony spread is fantastic. It’s a slow process for the Chef to make, but so worth it for us. Thank you! The pub bun, soft, perfectly toasted, is great. Denny’s Fifth Avenue Bakery delivers a good one.
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The components to this burger are all great on their own, but when you put them all together, it is something truly special and delicious. I loved this burger!
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Burger rating 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Hand-cut Fries - Fantastic!
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@phatphood Has some sweet pics of this burger!
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@celtscrafthouse .
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Vietnamese? Yep! Sometimes, even a burger guy wants some Pho. Ngon Bistro gives me exactly what I want. The “Pho Burger”! 😉 🍔
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Ngon Bistro - St. Paul / Pho Burger
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The first thing I want to tell you is that this beef, as well as the burger as a whole, does have a different taste and different flavors going on. I did like it.
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The beef, Peterson Limousin beef, has pho broth, bone marrow and garlic scapes (they look like scallions), mixed in. I was a little worried about it being dry, so I asked them if I could get it cooked pink. No problem. They nailed it!
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They top the patty with very thin, fried Pho noodles and bean sprouts to make it more “pho-centric”. Their unique “basil-lime-jalapeño aioli” is slathered on the top and bottom buns. It has a really good flavor and I would have liked even more slathering. They get their soft, nicely toasted, brioche bun delivered daily from Trung Nam French Bakery, a block away.
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If you want a different burger experience, Ngon Bistro just might be your place.
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Ngon Bistro is participating in the Twin Cities Burger Battle again this year and might just have another unique burger creation for us. 😉 I may just hit a few more places that are participating this year before The Battle on May 19th. 🍔
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Fresh Cut Fries - Very good!
Crispy Pork Belly - Very good!
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@ngonbistro
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I was chatting with a coworker and they mentioned that Ciao Bella had a very good burger. This is one of those “no one has said that before” times, about this place that I know of. The funny thing is there was one Italian restaurant a little while back where the same thing happened and their burger was very good. That place was Zelo. What I didn’t know is that Zelo is Ciao Bella’s sister restaurant and they both serve the same burger, just put together slightly different.
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Ciao Bella - Bloomington / Bella Burger
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The beef is juicy and was cooked perfectly. I would have liked it seasoned a little bit more, but it had good flavor. Thick Fontina cheese wraps itself around the patty. I like the choice of Fontina. Caramelized onions, smaller sliced pickles, some greens and a couple of thick tomatoes all work together. They have a unique special sauce that they swipe on the top bun. I would have liked even more though. The bun, soft, buttery and perfectly toasted, is great.
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It is a messy burger. You’ll get a good workout keeping it all together, but that’s half the fun. You now have two places to get this really good burger.
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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House-cut fries - Very good.
Braised meatballs - Very good! They are not on the menu, but you can get them.
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Burger hour with @burgeraweek! I love John’s website and his IG feed. It was a ton of fun to meet him and talk all things burgers for a few hours. He’s definitely got burger cred.
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We stopped at Peppers & Fries, a @tcburgerbattle participant this year and a previous winner. I love their Bangkok burger and knew I’d be getting a great burger no matter what I picked. I’ve heard so many great things about the Pepper’s PB&J, there was no other choice.
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Peppers & Fries - Minneapolis / Pepper’s PB&J
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Their beef, a 1/3 pound fresh angus patty was juicy and cooked to my pink preference. The cheddar cheese was melted beautifully and was a great choice. Two long strips of perfectly cooked bacon criss crossed the top. Normally you see the cheese melted on the beef patty, but they melted it on top of the bacon. 🤔
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Now for the PB&J part of the story. Peanut butter is swiped on the top bun. I’m always a little worried all I will taste is peanut butter, but there was enough to taste peanut butter, but it did not dominate the burger at all. In fact, I would have liked a little more. I was really looking forward to tasting their house made pepper jelly, but there really wasn’t very much on top of the bottom bun, so I couldn’t tell you how sweet it was or if it had any kind of a kick to it. 😕 The bun is soft, buttered and toasted perfectly. Great bun!
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This is a very good burger and if they promise to give me a little more peanut butter and a lot more pepper jelly, I’ll come back and have it again. 😉 They have a great lineup of burgers!
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Hand-Cut Fries - Very good!
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@peppersfriesmpls
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Enjoy our $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico only on Monday’s here at Sonora! 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Vietnamese? Yep! Sometimes, even a burger guy wants some Pho. Ngon Bistro gives me exactly what I want. The “Pho Burger”! 😉 🍔
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Ngon Bistro - St. Paul / Pho Burger
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The first thing I want to tell you is that this beef, as well as the burger as a whole, does have a different taste and different flavors going on. I did like it.
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The beef, Peterson Limousin beef, has pho broth, bone marrow and garlic scapes (they look like scallions), mixed in. I was a little worried about it being dry, so I asked them if I could get it cooked pink. No problem. They nailed it!
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They top the patty with very thin, fried Pho noodles and bean sprouts to make it more “pho-centric”. Their unique “basil-lime-jalapeño aioli” is slathered on the top and bottom buns. It has a really good flavor and I would have liked even more slathering. They get their soft, nicely toasted, brioche bun delivered daily from Trung Nam French Bakery, a block away.
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If you want a different burger experience, Ngon Bistro just might be your place.
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Ngon Bistro is participating in the Twin Cities Burger Battle again this year and might just have another unique burger creation for us. 😉 I may just hit a few more places that are participating this year before The Battle on May 19th. 🍔
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Fresh Cut Fries - Very good!
Crispy Pork Belly - Very good!
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@ngonbistro
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Pay close attention, there is only a small logo on the front door. It took me three drive-by’s to see the place, but I’m sure glad I found it. They serve one great cheeseburger!
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Tilia - Minneapolis / Cheeseburger
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It was nearly impossible to find any flaws in this burger. The Wagyu/chuck blend was juicy and flavorful and cooked perfectly. White American cheese does it for me. Griddled onions, think caramelized, had a good taste to them. The very thinly sliced dill pickles were great.
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I didn’t notice it right away, but there was a ton of “Tiger Sauce Mayo” generously spread on the bottom bun. A lot of places can be a little skimpy on their special sauces. Not here. Loved it! The sauce has a great taste. You can see it starting to ooze out from under the patty. The bun, from Patisserie 46, was soft, buttery, perfectly toasted and just great!
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@phatphood and I sat right by the kitchen and watched them cook everything. There were a lot of cheeseburgers going out and I’m thinking there were a lot of other satisfied burger patrons.
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This is a very good burger! 🍔
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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French fries- Good.
Fingerling potatoes - Good.
Butterscotch Pot De Creme - Good.
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Check out @phatphood sweet pics.
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@tiliampls
@patisserie46 .
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Last week we checked out Bellecour for hh and their Dirty French Burger did not disappoint. The black truffle sauce, to die for. And the bun! Loved sitting at the bar and also sampled some delicious cocktails. Added to the hh list! #burgers #cheeseburger #burgersofmn #twincitiesfoodscene #tcburgers #mnfoodie #twincitiesburger #happyhour #happyhourtwincities #mnburger #downtownwayzata #wayzatamn #bellecour #gavinkaysen


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It’s Burger Monday! Stop in and enjoy a $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives called it an English Pub with a little Filipino flair. This south Minneapolis neighborhood pub is doing home cooking right. From Fish & Chips to the 5 spice pork, Asian Hangover dish. Throw in a few really good burgers, and I’m a happy customer.
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George & the Dragon - Minneapolis / George Burger
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The beef was nicely charred and pretty juicy. The aged Widmer cheddar was melted very well. They top that with some frizzled leeks (think onion straws). A tomato and some leaf greens sit atop the bottom bun.
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They have this delicious mustard cream that they add on the burger that adds some really good flavor. The bun is soft and buttery. It’s a good burger. They have a few other burgers I’d like to try including the Uncle Bryan Burger which has the local Amablu cheese from the caves of Faribault, MN.
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Take yourself and/or your family and stop in!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Very good!
Bacon & Onion dip - Very good!
Fried Pickles - Good.
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Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives called it an English Pub with a little Filipino flair. This south Minneapolis neighborhood pub is doing home cooking right. From Fish & Chips to the 5 spice pork, Asian Hangover dish. Throw in a few really good burgers, and I’m a happy customer.
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George & the Dragon - Minneapolis / George Burger
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The beef was nicely charred and pretty juicy. The aged Widmer cheddar was melted very well. They top that with some frizzled leeks (think onion straws). A tomato and some leaf greens sit atop the bottom bun.
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They have this delicious mustard cream that they add on the burger that adds some really good flavor. The bun is soft and buttery. It’s a good burger. They have a few other burgers I’d like to try including the Uncle Bryan Burger which has the local Amablu cheese from the caves of Faribault, MN.
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Take yourself and/or your family and stop in!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Very good!
Bacon & Onion dip - Very good!
Fried Pickles - Good.
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Cathedral Hill is one of my favorite restaurant areas in St. Paul. How about an iconic place that opened its doors in 1975 with ties back to the turn of the century? It’s a beautiful vintage building inside and out. Today it might be well known for its romantic dining, comfortable lounge and incredible outdoor patio. What it might not be known for is its burger. Its very good burger!
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W.A. Frost - St. Paul / Chef’s Burger
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I would like to think I’m pretty up on where the good burgers are in the Twin Cities and where I have yet to visit, but I had no information good or bad about this burger. If you are in the same boat as I was, I’m going to give you some good.
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The beef is very good. It has that charbroiled feel to it. It was juicy and perfectly cooked. The popular Gruyere cheese covers the patty. Cremini mushrooms give it a little earthy taste. Caramelized onions go well with the mushrooms. They have a very good roasted garlic-lemon aioli that kicks this up a little bit. A little arugula is placed in the delicious aioli on the bottom bun. The bun is a soft sesame seed, toasted and good.
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I really liked this burger! It’s definitely on my burger radar now!
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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French Fries - Good.
Molten Cake - Good.
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@wafrostcompany
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Cathedral Hill is one of my favorite restaurant areas in St. Paul. How about an iconic place that opened its doors in 1975 with ties back to the turn of the century? It’s a beautiful vintage building inside and out. Today it might be well known for its romantic dining, comfortable lounge and incredible outdoor patio. What it might not be known for is its burger. Its very good burger!
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W.A. Frost - St. Paul / Chef’s Burger
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I would like to think I’m pretty up on where the good burgers are in the Twin Cities and where I have yet to visit, but I had no information good or bad about this burger. If you are in the same boat as I was, I’m going to give you some good.
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The beef is very good. It has that charbroiled feel to it. It was juicy and perfectly cooked. The popular Gruyere cheese covers the patty. Cremini mushrooms give it a little earthy taste. Caramelized onions go well with the mushrooms. They have a very good roasted garlic-lemon aioli that kicks this up a little bit. A little arugula is placed in the delicious aioli on the bottom bun. The bun is a soft sesame seed, toasted and good.
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I really liked this burger! It’s definitely on my burger radar now!
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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French Fries - Good.
Molten Cake - Good.
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@wafrostcompany
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It’s Burger Monday! Stop in and enjoy a $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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🍔NEW BURGER🍔
The Pay Day Burger: certified angus beef, honey cured bacon, Gouda, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and garlic cream sauce. Now available with kettle chips as a side option!


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What makes a 5 Star restaurant? Great food, great service, great atmosphere, cleanliness? Sure, all of them. Personally, as of today, I come to Bellacour to get down and “Dirty”!
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Bellacour - Wayzata / Dirty French Burger
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Dirty? Yep! It’s a Dirty, delicious mess! Usually, I’ll start with the beef, but what will stand out is the black truffle sauce. You can’t escape it and it is delicious. There is so much of it, you can use it like a dipping sauce for your burger. There is also another sauce on the burger, their garlic mayonnaise.
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The beef, double patty and dry aged was good, but the flavor is hidden a little bit with all of that black truffle sauce splashing around. The juiciness factor was in the ok range. The Gruyere cheese is a great French choice. There’s another French cheese called Epoisses.
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Those cheeses together give it some really good flavor. I liked the diced red onions in the mix. The bibb lettuce protects the bottom bun nicely, keeping it from getting soggy. The brioche bun is what I would say a little heavier and doesn’t let the black truffle sauce destroy it. Oh, yes, they give you a few tasty cornichons on the side to pop in your mouth as well, at least that's my jam.
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It's a good burger. I would recommend you make it one of your Wayzata burger stops. I think you'll enjoy the experience.
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Pommes Frites - Very good!
Pommes Dauphine - Very good!
Petits Croques Madame - Very good!
Duck Confit Wings - Very good!
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Check out pics from @shawnsrodgers & @phatphood .
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@bellecourmn .
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The Tavern Grill has a great selection of chef built burgers, such as “The Widowmaker”, but when a place encourages you to be creative and build your own burger, I’m in!
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The Tavern Grill - Woodbury / BYOB
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They give you quite a few choices of meat, bread, cheese, toppings, sauces and extras. Mine started with the 1/2 pound fresh angus beef patty, cooked perfectly and juicy. I’m an onion guy, so caramelized onions I chose. I’m also a bacon guy, so bacon was my choice.
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In looking through the cheese options, I was about to choose American, but then something caught my eye down in the “sauce” section. Cheesy Jalapeño! Normally, this is used as a dipping sauce, but I pictured cheese sauce poured over the top of my burger, and as you can see in the picture, they nailed it and it was delicious! I chose sliced pickles to top it off. The toasted bun completed my creation.
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If you look closer at the picture, you might have noticed what looks like a second beef patty, and you would be correct. I’m not sure why, but a second 1/2 pound patty was added to my burger. Yes, the math says that’s a full pound! I just said, “sweet”!
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Put some burger fun in your life and make The Tavern Grill a future stop. It was a good burger!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - only waffle fries - good.
Cheese curds - Very good!
Cheesy Jalapeño sauce - Fantastic!
Creamy Parmesan Garlic sauce - Very good!
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@thetaverngrill .
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7th Street Social has joined the “we are going to make a special happy hour only burger” movement. I’m fully on board.
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7th Street Social - St. Paul / The Happy Hour Burger
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The beef is a 1/2 pound Pat LaFrieda blend of short rib & chuck. It was cooked to my preference and was pretty juicy. White American cheese is a great, melty choice. Next are the biggest, thickest slices of sautéed yellow onions I’ve ever had on a burger. They were so fleshy and perfectly cooked. I loved them.
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Their house made “comback sauce” gets spread on the bottom bun and their house made pickles get spread around on top of the sauce. The pickles were good and the sauce was very good. I recommend getting a side of the comback sauce for the burger or for the fries. The bun is a solid, toasted @franklinstreetbakery bun.
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This is a good burger!
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As you can imagine, this burger is only available during happy hour, 3-6pm, Monday thru Friday. I like when happy hours extend until 6:00pm. It actually makes it attainable. They’ve got some really good happy hour items at great prices. Stop in!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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French fries - Fantastic! Get a side of comback sauce for dipping!
Fried Elote - Loved it!
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@7thstreetsocial
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$10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap beer! 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Lunch yesterday was at Piper's in Eden Prairie. A good burger,, we both had the bacon cheeseburger, the bacon was good, juicy burger and I loved the arugula. We had errands to do and checked out a few Parade of Homes. I like to see what is trending in the New homes and get ideas for our own home. We have been dragging our feet on a couple of projects and need to get going on them. #tcburgers #cheeseburger #baconcheeseburger #piperscoffeeandburgerbar #twincitieseats #mnburger #mnfoodie


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When you hear dry-aged beef, you probably think expensive steakhouse serving expensive steaks? Nope! How about a little south Minneapolis neighborhood restaurant, and it’s not a dry-aged steak, but a dry-aged burger! Who does that!
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Xavi - Minneapolis / Beer Cheese Burger
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Dry aged = richer beef flavor & more tender, buttery texture. Usually, dry-aged for 30 days. Xavi bumps that up to 72 days for even more flavor and tenderness.
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The beef flavor was incredible and it was tender, juicy and cooked perfectly. Their house made “beer cheese soup cheese” was as good as it sounds and gave this burger a one/two punch most don’t have.
I loved the grilled onions, picking up a lot of flavor from their well seasoned flattop grill. The house made dill pickles were just great. The bun, nicely toasted, completes this delicious creation.
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This is a great burger! 🍔 This was a great burger experience!
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Here’s what you need to know. The Beer Cheese Burger will be part of their new Sunday Brunch Menu starting on March 18th. The 72 day dry-aged beef was a one time thing and won’t be part of the brunch burger, but I’m sure it will be delicious as well and I certainly want to stop in for Brunch down the road and try it.
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They just might decide to do another special burger night with the dry-aged beef, so keep an eye out. They will give you a few days notice. 😊
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A special thanks to Mike and Tim for grilling up these great burgers for us and to James for taking great care of us. I was able to get a seat at the chef’s bar with my burger hour boys, @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers and it turned out to be a burger lovefest. We were able to talk with Mike, Tim & James about this great burger and their upcoming brunch and about their really cool restaurant and so much more. It was a super fun night!
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I think you’ll really enjoy Xavi!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Fries - No option that I know of yet.
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@xavirestaurantmpls .
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3rd times a charm; after three attempts at cheap burger night, finally caught the right grillmaster. Nice char on each patty, grease factor on point and a toasted bun! No ketchup necessary, though I did indulge. Give that cook a raise!
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Seriously, get this cook on every Wednesday!


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I have been seeing the Bacio burger being posted quite a bit yesterday. Bacio is our go to for hh. We have our favorite waitress, love the atmosphere, both inside and cannot wait for the patio to open and they have the best menu. The ahi tuna bites are my favorite and Scott and I literally crave their burger. The hh burger is much smaller than the regular menu, but it is perfect for us. Wonderful flavors and we compare all other burgers to this one. Cheddar, provolone, lettuce, tomato and special sauce, love. #tcburgers #twincitiesburger #cheeseburger #happyhourtwincities #baciominnetonka #bacio #twincitieseats #mnburger


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This place may fit into your definition of a dive-bar in the most loving way. The Bloomington locals know they’ve got something special. For me, it’s a great lunch spot.
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Shantytown Bar & Grill - Bloomington / Shanty Burger
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They have different weekly burgers from the Bourbon burger to the Ballpark burger, but a great place to start is with their signature Shanty burger.
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The beef is a third pound fresh angus and has that great flattop sear to it. It was cooked to my medium preference and was pretty juicy. They throw on two different cheeses, cheddar and Swiss, melted nicely. Next, they top that with some guacamole. Normally, I’m not going to throw guacamole on my burger, but it worked fine.
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Two strips of perfectly cooked applewood-smoked bacon are what I was looking for. I also opted to add some fried onions and was glad I did. They were fried perfectly and were delicious and plentiful. The bun was buttered, toasted and works very well.
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Bloomington’s dive-bar gem is worth your time. It’s a really good burger!
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Keep an eye out for their weekly burgers on Facebook. They’ve got some good ones!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Good.
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$10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Bacio, it rhymes with Macho, and after tackling this burger, “I’ve got to be a “Bacio Man”! 😉
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Bacio - Minnetonka / Bacio Burger
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Seriously though, all 70’s music kidding aside, this is a great burger! It’s got curb appeal, and it’s thoroughly an enjoyable burger experience. The Half Pound Black Angus beef patty is as thick as a filet mignon and certainly reminded me of one. It was cooked to perfection, was soft, tender and oh so juicy! I love juicy! 😉
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Caramelized onions cover the beef patty and gooey provolone cheese wraps itself around the onions and the beef. Below the patty are two slices of juicy tomatoes, tasty pickles and some greens.
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The beef is the Superstar of this show, but their “special sauce” comes in second. It’s fantastic and it’s drizzled on top of the patty and swiped on the bottom bun. Did I just mention the bun? This house made sweet bun was toasted perfectly and was outstanding.
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I like to call a burger like this, a juice bomb. After a couple bites, juices started dripping on my plate, the patty started sliding over the tomatoes, the beef started coming apart, the cheese and onions were sliding off a bit. It took some effort to keep this beauty all together after each bite AND I wouldn’t have it any other way! 😀
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I’m still thinking about this burger experience. I really love this burger! 🍔
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out 5 stars!
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House-cut fries - Fantastic! They are thin and addicting. Get some of that special sauce for the fries.
Braised Meatball with basil ricotta - flavorful and delicious!
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Check out pics from @phatphood & @shawndrogers.
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@bacio_restaurant
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Thank you to Niki, Rhia and Jana. All of you rock! 🎸
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As I’ve stated before, I normally don’t review “burgers of the month” since it only gives people a month to get out and try them. That is changing today. I’m going to review any burger I want to! 😯🤣
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Being a Rosemount resident, I’ve taken it upon myself to be a voice for some businesses that I believe in and love, south of the river. @celtscrafthouse is one of them!
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Celts Craft House - Apple Valley / Reuben Burger
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I think Chef Al is a creative genius and all of his scratch made food is fantastic! This burger being on that list. It oozes everything Irish. The beef, as usual, is a Pat LaFrieda blend of ground chuck and short rib. It was cooked perfectly, was flavorful and juicy.
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Al’s corned beef is tender and delicious and is piled on top of the beef patty. His flavorful cabbage is piled on top of that. The cheese, Wow! That cheese covering and dripping over everything is Al’s House-made Swiss Mornay sauce.
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The last of his House-made creations is his, can’t get enough, thousand island dressing. He generously dumps that on the top bun. The pub bun is soft and perfectly toasted.
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You could take the beef patty out and you’d have a great Reuben sandwich, but then you wouldn’t have a Reuben Burger, would you? 😉
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This is a fantastic burger! Do what the Irish would do and check this Burger out this month. Check out my Celts instastory highlighting a few of their delicious menu items. The word is getting out!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Hand-cut Fries - fantastic! Get some thousand island sauce or some roasted garlic aioli to dip your fries in!
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Chef Al has some very special and unique burgers coming up in the next few months. Stay tuned! I’ll probably let you know. 😉
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@celtscrafthouse
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You’ll be treated like the King/Queen you are at the Grand Cafe. Your Cheeseburger will even come in on its own throne!
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Grand Cafe - Minneapolis / Cheeseburger
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You can start with one patty or two. I’ll take two. 😉 The patties are seared beautifully and avoid the thin patty dryness. Beautifully melted American cheese covers both patties. On top of the bottom bun, there is a good tasting bacon mayo and some ketchup. They work together to create a distinct taste. Shredded lettuce is placed on top of the bacon mayo/ketchup.
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A few really good pickles sit on top of the lettuce. A Franklin Street Bakery bun is toasted and has a nice crunch in all the right spots. Right now, this cheeseburger is available for Sunday brunch only.
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It should be a successful entry into the Brunch Burger club! Make if one of your brunch spots.
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Fries - No fries.
Tarte Flambé - Very good!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Thanks for joining me @shawnsrodgers ..
@grandcafe_mpls
@franklinstreetbakery
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#tcburgersblog #cheeseburger #foodie #burger #beef #yummy #delicious #cheese #burgertime #burgerlover #foodieapolis #food #foodporn #burgers #tcfoodie #mplsfoodie #stpaulfoodie #mneats #mplseats #tcburgers #twincitiesfoodie #twincitieseats #mnburger #baconmayo #grand


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Folks, we’ve got a special burger for you. 🍔 Deep fried jalapeños, fried egg, American cheese, avocado, bacon & garlic aioli! It surely is a crowd pleaser, and we think you’re taste buds will be pretty happy too. 😋


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$10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Does anyone really look forward to Mondays? Weekend is over! Back to the grind. Well, I have a suggestion to brighten up your Monday. Burger Monday at Sonora Grill!
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Sonora Grill - Minneapolis / Double Cheeseburger
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I know, you might be thinking tacos, chips & salsa, etc.. and you would be right. My job is to get you thinking Burger! Delicious burger! 🍔
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This Double Cheeseburger totally outperformed my expectations. The beef. Two thin patties cooked right. Too many times, thin patties are over cooked. Not today. These were juicy with a nice char. American cheese on the top patty and cheddar cheese on the bottom patty. Melted beautifully and there is plenty of it. Grilled onions on top of both patties certainly worked for me.
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A mixture of greens including arugula sits atop the cheese. Two sliced of juicy tomatoes top the greens. The secret weapon is their “Arbol aioli”. It is fantastic! It has just a little spicy heat to it, but just the perfect amount. Don’t worry about too much heat. They slather this on the top and bottom buns. They get it! That’s what we want. You will also want to make sure you get a side of this deliciousness for your fries. Then there’s the bun. It’s really good. Soft, buttery and lightly toasted.
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You will enjoy this burger experience. Get the tacos next visit. 😉
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars!
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Fries - Very good!
Arbol aioli - Fantastic!
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The Double Cheeseburger is only available on Mondays and is $10.
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Say hi to Jana behind the bar. She is awesome! 😎
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@sonoragrill_mpls


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Another successful Burger Monday in the books- be sure to swing in next week! $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Shouldn’t all weekends end with a burger?


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If you want to know what’s on their Best Sellers list, I’ll tell you. The Burger! A very good burger!
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Book Club – Minneapolis / Shallot Tarragon Butter Burger
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I’ve run across a couple of places that are serving straight up Burgers, not Cheeseburgers. The Book Club is doing just that and doing it very well.
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The beef is juicy and delicious and they cooked it exactly how I wanted it. Score! Now, for you cheese lovers, and that includes me, don’t worry, there are plenty of flavors to enjoy! There is flavorful herb butter on top of the beef patty. Then there is a very delicious Tarragon mustard aioli, plentifully spread across the top bun.
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On the bottom bun is lettuce shredded very nicely and a couple of very red sliced tomatoes. They also give you a bunch of very, very thinly sliced pickles on the side. They were really good. The bun was soft, lightly toasted and very good as well. The only issue I had was with the tomatoes being below the beef patty and being very juicy, the bottom bun got a little soggy. Nothing too serious though.
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My coworkers loved the Pork Belly Sandwich!
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I really liked this burger! 🍔
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Burger rating – 4 ½ out of 5 stars!
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French Fries- Very good!
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@bookclubrestaurant
@franklinstreetbakery


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Monday blues? Come have a $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. Regular fries or eggplant fries are $2.50 extra! 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Last Friday after the wine tasting at Top Ten, we went over to Bunny's for a bite to eat. I had not been there since my single days so it had been about 14 years or so, but the place hasn't changed. I had the Tavern burger which has delicious sauteed onions and Swiss on it. I love that they offer a 1/3 or 1/2 option. This was so worth it, just a really delicious burger. Scott had the fish sandwich and hasn't stopped talking about it since, so I am sure we will be back soon. #tcburgers #bunnysbarandgrill #diningoutinmpls #cheeseburger #mnburger #cheeseburgerlover #burger #burgertime #burgerlover


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The food scene in Wayzata has exploded recently. There is something for everyone in this small Twin Cities suburb on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. As you are coming into downtown Wayzata, one of the first places you will see is the Hotel Landing. I know, you’re not looking for a place to stay, you are looking for a burger. Well, there is a restaurant inside this Hotel called ninetwentyfive, and it has the burger you are looking for. 🍔
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Ninetwentyfive - Wayzata / The Landing Burger
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Their signature burger is certainly not your standard cheeseburger. They put their own spin on it and it works very well. The beef, cooked nicely to medium, was juicy and flavorful. The cheese, you don’t see very often, is called Raclette. It’s a Swiss cheese similar to fondue as we know it. I like it. They are very generous with it as well. They put a really good, bernaise aioli on the top and bottom buns that adds to the overall flavor profile.
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Pickled onions lay beneath the patty and a couple of sliced tomatoes as well. A single leaf of lettuce holds the pickled onions and tomatoes and helps keep all of the juices from soaking the bottom bun. A very good idea. The bun was shiny, soft, lightly toasted and good.
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What they’ve created is a really good burger. If Wayzata is your destination, make ninetwentyfive one of your stops!
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Hand Cut French Fries - Very good!
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Burger rating 4 out of 5 stars.
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@ninetwentyfivewayzata
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It’s just... So. Damn. Burgalicious. 🍔
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Starting today, we will be serving food (full menu) until 1AM on Fridays and Saturdays!
📸: @dustinmisener


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I’m already a fan of the Bordeaux Burger at St. Genevieve, but now they’ve got another one, simply called the Cheeseburger!
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Another burger, another hit. It’s fantastic!
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St. Genevieve - Minneapolis / Cheeseburger
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You’ve seen me write about burgers that have that soft, warm, melt in your mouth feel to them. Yep! This is it! This is a 5 Star burger, and I will break it down for you. The beef is a loosely formed patty, medium cooked and juicy. Another treat, my beef patty was bigger than my bun. Love it!
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The next star is their incredible house made white cheddar cheese. It’s poured over every inch of the patty and I even had a little pool of it on my plate. No problem! 😀
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I love grilled onions and these beauties are chopped into nice big chunks and grilled perfectly! There are a lot of them. Yes! The 4th star are the cornichons, their great pickle choice. Love it!
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The 5th star is their milk bun and I’m going to go ahead and say I can’t think of a better one. It’s buttery soft, lightly toasted, and a thing of beauty.
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I absolutely love this Cheeseburger! 🍔
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Burger rating - 5 out of 5 stars! 😎
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This burger is part of their new Happy Hour menu only.
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Thanks for the tip, Cheeseburger Queen @erinjbgood
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Frites- Very good!
Blue Crab Beignets - Very good!
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@bonjour_stg


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It’s fitting that it’s almost Valentine’s Day because I’ve just found my new love! 🍔❤️
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Don’t ask me “Howe” I know, it’s just a feeling I have. A delicious feeling! 😉
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The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar - Minneapolis / Double Royal
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This burgers got it! It’s special. Two 1/4 pound beef patties, cooked perfectly, great flavor and char. And Yes, very juicy! I’m off to a perfect start.
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Incredible amounts of melted American cheese blanket each patty. On top of that, their very good, thinly sliced house pickles. Pickles certainly can enhance the burger, and I loved how these were thin and wide, like they sliced them lengthwise. Now the kicker. They generously swipe their delicious roasted garlic aioli across the top bun. Then they take a very thinly sliced red onion, along with the pickles, and let them marry with the garlic aioli.
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That would be enough to make me stand up and shout, but then they added two strips of the most perfectly cooked and delicious bacon I’ve had in a long time. As I’ve said before, I don’t want my bacon to make my burger “crunchy”! This was a big bonus for me.
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I was recently at a place, which I chose not to post, that had a bun that would have totally buzz-killed this burger. Not this one. It was soft, lightly toasted, absolutely beautiful and delicious!
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Hopefully, you’ve gotten the message that I really “loved” this burger! I cannot wait to get back and try a few more things off their menu that sound fantastic!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars! I may have to bump it up... 😯
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French fries - Very good!
Brisket Poutine - Fantastic!
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@howempls


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Happy Monday! $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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Super-california-listicexpialidocious 🍔
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Whew, what a mouthful..😉 $5 off burgers all day Mondays!


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Have you ever had a secret that you really wanted to tell someone? Well, I have one, and I am going to tell you right now.
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Celts Craft House has been the best kept secret in Apple Valley for quite some time, but I think that’s about to change!
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The first official Twin Cities Burger Night was hosted by @celtscrafthouse. It was also the night they launched their new Steakhouse Burger. I was joined by @phatphood as always and @shawnrodgers joined us as well.
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Celts Craft House - Apple Valley / Steakhouse Burger
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Let me just say that their Craft House Burger has been a favorite of mine for a while. I was very excited to try their new Steakhouse Burger. Like all of their other burgers, this one is a 1/2 pound, Pat LaFrieda blend of short rib and ground chuck. It was cooked medium, it was juicy and had that flat top char to it.
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What you will notice right away is this beautifully melted, white cheese blanketing the patty. No, it’s not white American. No, it’s not pepper jack. It’s something I had never heard of, Boar’s Head White Cheddar Horseradish cheese. I like a good horseradish flavor, but sometimes it can have too much of a bite to it. This is not the case. Chef Al tells me when the cheese is warm and melted, it mellows the bite in it. It’s unique and good.
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Under all of that melted cheese are flavorful cremini mushrooms, sautéed onions and A.1. Steak Sauce. Two strips of Applewood smoked bacon are draped across the top and a thick onion ring sits alone above it all. There is also house made horseradish sauce slathered on the top bun which is flavorful, but not overpowering at all. Their new Pub bun is soft, lightly toasted and a really good choice. It comes with pickles on the side as well.
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When I think of a Steakhouse, I’m going to think about this burger. It’s a very good burger! 🍔
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A special thanks to Jim and Al for making this a totally kick-ass experience! Make sure you check out my Celts Craft House instastory. Not only are their burgers delicious, but every other scratch made food item we tried was fantastic!
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Well, I guess the secrets out now. 😉
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Hand-cut Fries - Fantastic!


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Last week we Spent a lot of time downtown, it had been a while since we had been to Ike's. Their Roadhouse burger is one of my favorites. #ikesfoodandcocktails #diningoutinmpls #tcburgers #roadhouseburger #cheeseburger #twincitiesdining #mnburger #mneats #burger #twincitiesfoodie


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Are you good at making decisions? Do you usually make the right one? Don't worry, whatever decision you make here, will probably be the right one!
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King's Place - Miesville / Queen Burger with grilled onions
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There are 100 different burgers on the menu. I took a deep breath and made my decision pretty quickly.
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The fresh, never frozen beef comes in 1/4 pound patties. You can add a second 1/4 pound patty or you have the option to have them make a single 1/2 pound patty. I love options. I added a second 1/4 pound patty. The patties were cooked medium, were juicy and had a good char on them.
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Plenty of American cheese topped both patties. A couple strips of perfectly cooked bacon and I added grilled onions, which there were a lot of and they were on top of both patties. Simple pickles on the side. The fresh bun is soft and works great.
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I appreciate the simplicity and deliciousness of this burger. I was totally satisfied! 😀
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King's Place is about 40 minutes from the Mall of America just before Treasure Island Casino and Red Wing. It is worth the trip!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries fries - Very Good!
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@kingsplacemn


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It’s BURGER MONDAY! $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico. 🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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It can’t be wrong when it feels so right! This impressive burger got so much right, I forgot about the wrong. 😉 This was one of those fun burger experiences.
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I first saw this on @burgeraweek feed seven months ago. I thought it looked like a must stop and I definitely think you should stop in for this one!
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Merlin’s Rest Pub - Minneapolis / Excaliburger
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Two 1/3 poundish grass fed beef patties put this into the “that’s a lot of beef” category. The answer to the most important question is Yes! It was very juicy! Swipe left to see the video. 😊
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American cheese normally tops the patties, but they have this “Red Headed Piper cheese sauce” that I wanted to try. Red Headed Piper is an Irish Red Ale brewed by Northgate Brewing in Minneapolis. It was very good and melted well. I liked that choice. .
Next you’ve got caramelized onions, which were very good. In between the patties, there is a slice of British bacon. Think Canadian Bacon. It was good.
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There is some seasoned aioli spread on the bun. There is also a tomato slice on top of the onions. Finally, there is this super unique tasting bacon jam. I can’t really describe it except that it is very distinctive and very good!
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The bun was a good, soft, lightly toasted bun. A solid choice.
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So here is where the wrong comes in. I asked if that Red Headed Piper cheese sauce could be put on top of both patties. It was only on the top patty. I was told I could choose either the British bacon or American bacon. I asked for American, but was given British. It is supposed to come with lettuce, but there was no lettuce. Because of all of the juiciness, the bottom bun got very wet, but I can live with that.
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This burger was a total mess halfway into it, but that is something I usually have no problem with. That was the case this time. I had a lot of fun with this burger! There was too much burger right to remember the burger wrong.
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This was a great Burger experience!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Mac & Cheese with bacon added - Super creamy and fantastic!
Fries - Good.
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@merlinsrest .


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We are excited to share! We're teaming up with Minneapolis's own @crybabycraigs Hot Sauce to craft the #SKOLBURGER.This burger celebrates the Minnesota Viking's valiant season, as well as our two Minnesota brands huddling together! Dripped with pickled habanero and garlic hot sauce, this burger brings some high octane heat! 🔥🔥


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One of my current team members is in town for some training, staying in Burnsville, so I picked him up and brought him to Uptown last night for some dinner. We stopped at the Troubadour for some awesome music, glass of wine for me, beer for him and then wandered down the street to Red Cow Uptown. He loved it, so it was a good choice. I went with the Ultimate, my go-to which is always delicious. He had the breakfast burger, loved it, but had a hard time deciding. It was definitely a good pick, perfect for last night. #redcowuptown #uptownmpls #dinnerwithcolleagues #tcburgers #diningoutinmpls #cheeseburger #mplseats #foodieopolis #burger #bringonthecheese #mnburger #redcowburger


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If you’ve been to Doolittles, you know it’s all about the Woodfire cooking. In fact, when you walk in, you have to go right by a big woodfire grill rotisserie cooking whole chickens. The smell is fantastic and so is the rotisserie chicken. I’ve always had the chicken, but this time, you guessed it, I came for the burger. 😉
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Doolitte’s - Eagan / Burger with Smoked Bacon Jam
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This burger has a lot going for it. Fresh ground chuck was cooked medium and was juicy. I love the flavor of Gouda cheese. The bacon jam was delicious. It was sweet and savory with some big chunks of bacon in it.
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Mayo is generously slathered on the bottom of the bun and shredded lettuce on top of that. The potato bun was soft and lightly toasted. Go for the juicy chicken and the killer, award winning, woodfire buffalo wings, but get this burger too!
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It is a good burger! 🍔
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars!
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@doolittleswoodfiregrill
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Woodfire Buffalo Wings- Fantastic!
French fries - Good!
Wild Rice Soup - Good!
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#foodieapolis


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It’s Burger Monday! We had a snow day last Monday so we are officially starting our new special today! $10 dollar double cheese burger with a choice of adding a $1 tap Pacifico.
🔥🍔✨🍺 #BurgerMondays #Beerandburgers #doublecheese


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