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I was at an outdoor concert a couple of weeks ago and saw a food truck that was serving burgers. I didn't really think anything other than, I'm hungry and I could use a burger. Well, I got the burger and it was fantastic. I was like, what's up with this Bushel & Peck food truck? I looked online and saw that they also have a restaurant at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. I had to go just to make sure this wasn't a fluke of some sort. It wasn't! 😀
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Bushel & Peck - Minneapolis / Double Bushel Burger
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The 4oz. double angus beef patties were seasoned very well and were very juicy. Done! Sold! It's over for me! A ton of American cheese enveloped each patty. This being a farm-fresh, locally-sourced restaurant, they give you a couple leaves of fresh bibb lettuce and two very fresh, large slices of tomatoes. They throw in some really good sliced house pickles on the side, which you have to add to your burger. They also swipe on a good amount of their tasty "special sauce" on the bottom bun. I didn’t get the berkshire bacon this time, but certainly will next time. The bun is a potato roll and was fine.
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Make sure you find the Bushel & Peck restaurant or their food truck on your next burger visit. It is worth your time. I loved this burger!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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French fries - Fantastic! The chili mayo and smoked-chili ketchup are fantastic as well.
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@bushelandpeckmillcity .
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I’m always up for knocking off Triple D’s whenever and wherever I can. The one and only Guy Fieri stopped in for a visit to this South Minneapolis restaurant.
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Busters on 28th - Minneapolis / Buster’s Burger
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Thursday means Twin Cities Burger Night, #TCBN, and despite being down a man, @shawnsrodgers , was off making something delicious look even more delicious, while myself and @phatphood tried to keep this burger train rolling.
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I usually go with the signature burger and this time it was the Buster’s Burger. Prime Angus beef is always a good choice. It was cooked the way I like it and had some juiciness to it.
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Their aged yellow cheddar was melted nicely and blanketed the patty very well. I felt like adding grilled onions and bacon. Good choice if I don’t say so myself. 😉
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I liked the way they shredded their lettuce. Their special “Ten Thousand Lake sauce” was generously spread on the bottom bun. The Saint Agnus bun was soft and lightly toasted, although with all of that sauce and burger juice, the bottom bun did get a little soggy. No worries. I enjoyed this burger!
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Give Buster’s on 28th a shot.
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Ellsworth Cheese Curds - Very good!
Hot Potato Chips - Very good!
Hand Cut fries - Good.
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Keep tagging us if you stop in to any #TCBN places and also let us know if you'd like to join us in the future. 🍔
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@busterson28th
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Travel Post:

When I'm on vacation, traveling around the United States, I always look to Thrillist.com to find the best burgers in that state or city. My experience is usually exactly what they tell me their experience was. They loved the B&B Burger at Grind Burger Kitchen and so did I!
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Grind Burger Kitchen - Louisville, Kentucky / B&B Burger
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The 1/3 pound, local, grass fed grind of beef was beautifully charred and perfectly pink. Winner, winner! It was seasoned wonderfully as well. The plentiful, creamy, buttery, nicely melted brie cheese was perfect. The bacon was cooked to my liking and had a glaze from the delicious habanero jam that was brushed on the soft, lightly toasted, very good bun.
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When in Louisville, do not drive past Grind Burger Kitchen! I loved this burger!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 stars.
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Hand cut fries - Very good!
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@grindburgerkitchen .
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My burger journey has taken me all over Minneapolis, but I had not been to the Seven Corners area for a long, long time. What's my problem? I'm with my Twin Cities Burger Night team of @phatphood and @shawnsrodgers rockin' Republic with our special guest @tasha.dahl !
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Republic - Minneapolis / Bacon Cheeseburger
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What I love about the #TCBN team is that collectively we can try a ton of different burgers and food items and let you know about all of this good food. Republic has a great burger selection including a turkey burger and a vegetarian option if you so choose. Myself, beef reigns supreme!
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My choice was simply the Bacon Cheeseburger. The beef had some juice to it. I chose aged cheddar, which was melted very well and had some good flavor to it. You can also choose Bleu cheese as well. The bacon was cooked the way I like it. They throw some caramelized onions on it for you as well. The brioche type bun was soft, lightly toasted and good. They keep this burger simple and sometimes that’s the best way to do it. They do have a garlic aioli and what they call Yum Yum sauce. I lobbed some of that seriously tasty Yum Yum sauce on my burger and it made it even better.
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Make sure to check out posts from @shawnsrodgers , @phatphood & @tasha.dahl for their burger takes.
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A special thanks to Emily and her staff for taking care of us and Rebekah for setting this up. Thank you, Tasha for joining us. It was great to meet you! 😊
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House-Cut French Fries - Very good. Get the Yum Yum sauce for dipping!
Poutine - Fantastic!
Cubano - Good.
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Burger rating - 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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@republicmpls .


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There’s a cool place on the former Nye’s Polonaise Room site I think you should know about.
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Twin Cities Burger Night with @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers stopped in to visit Sonder Shaker. They’re kicking out some kickass food and drinks.
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Sonder Shaker - Minneapolis / Sonder Burger
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Cassidy, Chef Jake, and their staff will totally take care of your wants and needs. We went through a bunch of creative drinks and appetizers leading up to the Sonder Burger.
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The burger has a nice feel to it. The beef is a tri-blend of chuck, brisket and bacon, ground in house. It was juicy and flavorful. The smoked cheddar was melted beautifully and was a great choice.
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They throw some fried onions on top. I’m not a huge fan of the highly piled, very thin haystack fried onions on my burger, but these are not those. They blended in very well and enhanced the overall experience. Chef Jake’s B&B pickles have a nice acidic bite to them. I loved them. The BBQ aioli is fantastic and that is drizzled on the top bun. Of course I got a side of it for my fries. 😉
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The bun is soft and perfectly toasted with that nice little crunch around the outside of it.
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This is a burger and a place you need to check out. Relax, kick back and enjoy some great food and a very good burger!
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Conch Fritters - Fantastic!
Fries- Good.
Sweet potato fries - Good.
Crispy fried ribs - tasty!
BBQ Aioli - tangy and delicious!
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@thesondershaker .
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If it’s brunch time, what are you looking for on the menu? Yep! You nailed it! Burger! 🍔 I’m going to tell you the Blackbird Cafe serves a killer burger for brunch! Well, fortunately, it’s always on the menu. Oh, they’re also spinning vinyl from the bar. That was a nice touch. 🎼🎸
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Blackbird Cafe - Minneapolis / Blackbird Burger
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Their grass fed beef was seasoned beautifully, enhancing the flavor. It had a great char as well. They use Deer Creek colby cheese that tasted great and was melted perfectly. Next, they throw on some of their “bbird sauce”, which was delicious. Of course I got a side of it for my fries. It’s topped with a couple of onions rings which made their way directly into my mouth after a couple of full bites. 🙂
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Their pickles are from Grandma Piehl’s. You get a bunch of them on the side. Take half of them and throw them on your burger. Enjoy the rest by themselves. They are very good. Is that it? No way! The house made bun is totally killer. It is soft, pillowy, lightly toasted and fantastic!
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This is a great burger! 🙌 Hit the patio or belly up to the bar, but make sure you order the Blackbird Burger! It’s not a big burger, so don’t plan on sharing. 😉
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Fries - Fantastic! Get a side of bbird sauce.
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@blackbirdmpls .
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Another Twin Cities Burger Night and it takes us to a new South Minneapolis place called Tap Society. It's a kiosk driven concept that pushes the self-serve concept to the forefront. I've got the full #TCBN crew here with me @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers and why not since we have Lil Miss Foodie herself, @kimlycurry as our special guest!
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Tap Society - Minneapolis / Double Cheeseburger with Bacon
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Self-serve beer? Yes, please! I'm liking this concept.
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I was able to order my burger on the kiosk without any issues, so that was a good start. I ordered the Double Cheeseburger and added bacon and extra sauce. These are thin, smashed beef patties with a really good char on them. A slice of American cheese on each patty. Chopped, sauteed/grilled onions on top of that. You can get raw if you like. You also have a good variety of veggie options to add if you would like as well. The bacon was cooked perfectly. The bun was soft and worked well.
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The star is their special sauce. It is fantastic! Get extra to throw on your burger and for your fries.
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Burger rating - 3 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Good. Special sauce - Awesome!
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@tapsociety
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Check out posts from @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers
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Thank you, @kimlycurry
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If you hit up a spot after seeing our TC Burger Night posts, add #TCBN on your post or instastory. We would love it!
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Enjoyed the French Onion Burger last night to start the holiday! Fantastic Fries!!#tcburgers #mplsfood #burgersandfries #cheeseburger #tcburgersblog


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There’s been a buzz about the weekend brunch at Lela. What about the burger?
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Lela - Bloomington / Butcher Burger
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The beef is from Iowa. Yeah, I think they know beef. A good char on it, pretty juicy. White cheddar cheese is always a good choice. Pickled shallots and a yellow tomato sit atop the shredded lettuce on the bottom bun.
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There is a good garlic aioli on there, and I would have liked even more. The lightly toasted Denny’s 5th Ave. Bakery bun does its job.
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The Butcher Burger deserves a shot.
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Burger rating - 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Very good!
Macaroni and Cheese - Good.
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Twin Cities Burger Night with @phatphood , @shawnsrodgers and our special guest @alexlodner helping us do our best to blow up the burger at @monellompls called The Dirty Double!
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A month ago I stopped in at Constantine to enjoy their delicious Cheeseburger and afterwards I was told by @iamxander86 that a special burger was being unveiled a couple of days later. I’m thinking, hey, cool, I’ll have to check it out. What he didn’t tell me was this burger just might be the best burger of 2018!
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Monello – Minneapolis / The Dirty Double – 5 Stars!
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This burger is flawless and incredible! A super flavorful, super juicy beef blend of chuck, brisket and butter. American cheese blankets both thin, charred patties and oozes out the sides. I love the griddled onions, the thinly sliced pickles, bacon and their delicious burger sauce. A nice toasted sesame seed bun completes this wonderful creation. After the first bite you’ll know you’ve got something special.
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The Dirty Double is available on the patio from 4:00 – 10:00pm, Monday through Thursday. All I can say is “It’s patio time”! This is a special burger you are going to want to experience. 🍔
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A special thanks to @alexlodner for stopping out with us and helping us kick off the #TCBN hashtag. We hope to populate that baby a lot! If you’d like to join us for a night, let one of us know. If you think an establishment would like to host a #TCBN, give us a shout.
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The whole purpose of Twin Cities Burger Night is to celebrate these incredible burgers and these great restaurants around the Twin Cities. We will do all that we can to spread the word.
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Another thank you to @iamxander86 , @kjillzone and Sasha for their great hospitality. 👏
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Fries – Very good!
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@monellompls
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If you haven't stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington, you may not know much about this place. I didn't. Just a few minute walk from the Mall of America, there is yet another so called Hotel restaurant that could stand on its own.
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Urbana Craeft Kitchen - Bloomington / Fondue Burger
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Locally sourced ingredients is what they pride themselves on. Their beef, Black Angus from Simply Essentials, was seasoned well and charred well. This burger has two, thin patties.
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The kicker on this burger is the fontina cheese. I'm a big fan of it on a burger and an even bigger fan when it drips down the side. Home run here! Nicely cooked smoke house bacon tops the patty. I like the thicker cut caramelized onions. Shredded lettuce and a very red bushel boy tomato are under the patties and sitting in the their swedish mustard sauce that is spread on the top and bottom buns. It was really good and I wanted more of it. The bun was buttery, soft and delicious.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle at the Mall of America and shoot on over to Urbana Craeft Kitchen. Take advantage of their nice patio.
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Broccoli Tots - Fantastic! This is how I want my broccoli!
House made chips - Very good.
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@urbanacraeftkitchen
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@urbanacraeftkitchen
@bloomingtonmn
@hyattregencybymallofamerica .
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If you haven't stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington, you may not know much about this place. I didn't. Just a few minute walk from the Mall of America, there is yet another so called Hotel restaurant that could stand on its own.
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Urbana Craeft Kitchen - Bloomington / Fondue Burger
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Locally sourced ingredients is what they pride themselves on. Their beef, Black Angus from Simply Essentials, was seasoned well and charred well. This burger has two, thin patties.
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The kicker on this burger is the fontina cheese. I'm a big fan of it on a burger and an even bigger fan when it drips down the side. Home run here! Nicely cooked smoke house bacon tops the patty. I like the thicker cut caramelized onions. Shredded lettuce and a very red bushel boy tomato are under the patties and sitting in the their swedish mustard sauce that is spread on the top and bottom buns. It was really good and I wanted more of it. The bun was buttery, soft and delicious.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle at the Mall of America and shoot on over to Urbana Craeft Kitchen. Take advantage of their nice patio.
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Broccoli Tots - Fantastic! This is how I want my broccoli!
House made chips - Very good.
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@urbanacraeftkitchen
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@urbanacraeftkitchen
@bloomingtonmn
@hyattregencybymallofamerica .
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Travel Post:
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Voted Best Burger in Iowa and Best Sports Bar & Grill, Brick City Grill located next to the Iowa State University campus, was a must stop for me.
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Brick City Grill - Ames, Iowa / The 60/40 Burger
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You like bacon? I knew it! This is your burger. A 60% to 40% blend of Angus beef and smoked bacon is seared nicely on the flattop to seal in the juices. They say it has to be cooked medium well, so naturally I was a little concerned, but never fear, this patty was very juicy and had a great flavor to it. I guess that bacon did its job basting the beef as it cooked.
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You want more bacon, I got it. A couple strips are placed on top of the patty. Two slices of American cheese top that. Lettuce, tomato, a slice of red onion and a few pickles give us our veggie fix. I want to highlight their housemade bacon mayo. It is slathered on the top bun and is delicious! The brioche bun is soft, toasted and good.
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Your bacon need will be satisfied, but only for a while as you'll want to get back here as soon as possible for another fix! This is a really good burger! Any road trips down 35W should include a stop at Brick City Grill!
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Good.
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@brickcitygrill .
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Travel Post: Zombie Alert!
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As a Walking Dead fan, I'd like to think I could survive in the Zombie Apocalypse. As of today though, I have a new trick for survival. Just have the Zombies eat Burgers, not Brains. I love this Zombie themed restaurant and this made for Instagram Burger.
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Zombie Burger - Des Moines, Iowa / The Walking Ched
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I have to admit, while prepping for my visit to Zombie Burger and seeing pictures of this burger, I knew I wanted to go with this more non-traditional, outside the box burger. What I didn't expect was to enjoy it as much as I did.
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Yes, cheese dominates this burger. No question about that. Their breaded, deep fried mac + cheese buns are exceptional. I would order them as a side. They are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. They are not dry! They are delicious! The beef, their blend of chuck, sirloin & prime rib, is seasoned well, charred well, and had flavor, but is expectedly overwhelmed by the cheese. I was OK with it though. Make sure you get the double or triple patty. That will give you much better cheese to meat ratio. How many times have you heard that. Not many! 😉
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Cheddar cheese covers each patty, then caramelized and red onions, mayo and bacon finish it off. Oh, wait, I forgot the scoop of mac + cheese that is poured on top. Wow!
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We are ready to eat this baby. Just go at it. Mac + Cheese is going to ooze all over the place after that first bite. Eat as much as you can with your hands and then wave the white flag and use a fork if you need to. No shame here.
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This will be a fun burger experience! I can't wait to try one of their more traditional burgers on my next road trip!
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French fries - Very good! Get some Zombie sauce and some cheese sauce for the fries. Delicious!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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@zombieburgerdm
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There is a restaurant next to the newly opened Delta Hotels by Marriott in Northeast Minneapolis, just off 35W and Industrial Blvd. The restaurant could be considered inside the hotel, but I don't want you to think of it as a hotel restaurant. It can definitely stand on its own!
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Twin Cities 400 Tavern - Minneapolis / Hangover Burger
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Burger Hour with @shawnsrodgers & @phatphood found us at TC 400 Tavern, out just a little bit from downtown Minneapolis. This place is modern, clean and spacious. They've also got a killer patio area. We were able to sit up front in their sunroom type area where the lighting was perfect.
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I chose the Hangover Burger. A super thick, juicy and flavorful patty. There is a heck of a lot more here. Pepper Jack Cheese gives it just a little kick. I got some great flavor from the smokey gouda cheese sauce, which you see running off the side of the burger with their really good Cry Baby Craig's aioli.
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There are slices of fresh avocado beneath the beef patty. Thick, flavorful bacon and a fried egg on top of the patty finish this multitude of toppings and flavors. The bun from New French Bakery works beautifully.
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This is the type of Hangover I look forward to having. I definitely think it's worth a stop out to TC 400 Tavern for this burger! Check out a couple more of their burgers at @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers.
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Burger Rating - 4+ out of 5 stars!
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Ellsworth Cheese Curds - Fantastic! The Cajun ranch dipping sauce is the bomb!
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Shoestring Fries - Fantastic! Get a side of Garlic aioli or the Cry Baby Craig's aioli!
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Thanks to the TC 400 Tavern staff for taking great care of us!
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@twincities400tavern .
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Mac Attack Burger- the weekly stuffed burger special @dansbarnewtrier! They have a whole menu of awesome regular and stuffed burgers ———————————————————————— #foodie #mnfoodie #mnfoodfinds #eeeeeats #divebar #yelpmsp #hastingsmn #eatdrinkdishmpls #tcburgerbattle #tcburgersblog #minnesotamonthly #stuffedburger #juicylucy #macncheese #cheeseburger


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There is a restaurant next to the newly opened Delta Hotels by Marriott in Northeast Minneapolis, just off 35W and Industrial Blvd. The restaurant could be considered inside the hotel, but I don't want you to think of it as a hotel restaurant. It can definitely stand on its own!
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Twin Cities 400 Tavern - Minneapolis / Hangover Burger
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Burger Hour with @shawnsrodgers & @phatphood found us at TC 400 Tavern, out just a little bit from downtown Minneapolis. This place is modern, clean and spacious. They've also got a killer patio area. We were able to sit up front in their sunroom type area where the lighting was perfect.
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I chose the Hangover Burger. A super thick, juicy and flavorful patty. There is a heck of a lot more here. Pepper Jack Cheese gives it just a little kick. I got some great flavor from the smokey gouda cheese sauce, which you see running off the side of the burger with their really good Cry Baby Craig's aioli.
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There are slices of fresh avocado beneath the beef patty. Thick, flavorful bacon and a fried egg on top of the patty finish this multitude of toppings and flavors. The bun from New French Bakery works beautifully.
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This is the type of Hangover I look forward to having. I definitely think it's worth a stop out to TC 400 Tavern for this burger! Check out a couple more of their burgers at @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers.
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Burger Rating - 4+ out of 5 stars!
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Ellsworth Cheese Curds - Fantastic! The Cajun ranch dipping sauce is the bomb!
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Shoestring Fries - Fantastic! Get a side of Garlic aioli or the Cry Baby Craig's aioli!
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Thanks to the TC 400 Tavern staff for taking great care of us!
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@twincities400tavern .
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Bourbon, Burgers & Beer. That seems to be a popular mix these days. The Crow has an incredible selection of bourbon and beer. It also has some very good burger options as well!
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The Crow - LaCrosse, Wisconsin / The Crow
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Two quarter pound, fresh, never frozen angus beef patties cooked perfectly, seasoned well and juicy. What's not to like there? I loved the smooth, buttery taste of the Havarti cheese. The pecan wood bacon was delicious and perfectly cooked as well.
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Fried/grilled onions done well and put in between the patties and their tasty garlic mayo spread on the soft and very good pretzel bun. Ask for more garlic sauce. 😊
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This is a really good burger! 🍔
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You've got a ton of food and bar options in downtown LaCrosse. The Crow just might separate itself from the rest. Check them out!
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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@thecrowlacrosse
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Crow Combo Fry Platter - Fantastic! - it’s a mix of their skinny, curly, waffle and honey sriracha fries with their smokey sriracha bourbon sauce.
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It’s been over 3 years since I’ve had the Cheeseburger at Lake & Irving. Delicious Cheeseburger, I’ve missed you so much! 🍔
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Burger Hour brought myself, @phatphood and @shawnsrodgers to the corner of Lake and Irving for one of the best burgers in the Twin Cities! You knew that, didn’t you?
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Lake & Irving - Minneapolis / Cheeseburger
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The double pattied beef, a Pat LaFrieda blend, is quickly seared on a hot grill, is flavorful and juicy. Melted white cheese covers each patty beautifully. Their flavorful secret sauce is swiped on the buns. Tasty pickles are on the side, but I quickly added them to the top of my burger. You have the option to add duroc bacon. This bacon is juicy, delicious and cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend adding it. The Patisserie 46 brioche bun is soft, buttered and toasted. It’s a really good bun.
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I love this burger! 😋
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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@lake_irving .
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Thank you, Carley for checking on us a few times during the extended burger photo-shoot. 🤣
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Fries - Very good! Get some Harissa sauce to dip them in.
Furikake Chicken - Very good! Very flavorful.
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Located across the street from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, I can't believe I've never stepped foot inside this place before today. There are a bunch of Irish Pubs in this area, but I'm not sure how many of them have a good burger. This one certainly does!
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The Liffey Irish Pub - St. Paul / Pub Club Burger
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I kept seeing this burger special on Instagram every week, and if you put something out there enough, someone is going to bite. I bit. I want another bite!
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The Pub Club Burger is just a fantastic Double Cheeseburger. Two thin patties with a great char, very flavorful and very juicy. Tons of cheese, melted beautifully on both patties. Special sauce on the bottom bun and a bunch of long slices of pickles busting out beneath the top bun. The bun is soft, lightly toasted and very good.
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This is exactly what I look for in a thin pattied double cheeseburger. I loved it and immediately wanted another one. This burger is a little on the smaller side, so do not plan on sharing. Everyone should get their own.
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The Pub Club Burger is available all day Sunday and all day Monday and only to Pub Club Members. Don't worry, it will take you all of a few minutes to join. Once you do, you will get a free appetizer. I used mine to get the delicious poutine. I will definitely be back to try another one of their burgers. 😋
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This is yet another great option before a Wild game or a concert at the X.
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Pub Fries - Thick and very good. Get the red pepper sauce to dip the fries in. It's delicious!
Poutine - Excellent!
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@theliffeyirishpub
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Located across the street from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, I can't believe I've never stepped foot inside this place before today. There are a bunch of Irish Pubs in this area, but I'm not sure how many of them have a good burger. This one certainly does!
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The Liffey Irish Pub - St. Paul / Pub Club Burger
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I kept seeing this burger special on Instagram every week, and if you put something out there enough, someone is going to bite. I bit. I want another bite!
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The Pub Club Burger is just a fantastic Double Cheeseburger. Two thin patties with a great char, very flavorful and very juicy. Tons of cheese, melted beautifully on both patties. Special sauce on the bottom bun and a bunch of long slices of pickles busting out beneath the top bun. The bun is soft, lightly toasted and very good.
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This is exactly what I look for in a thin pattied double cheeseburger. I loved it and immediately wanted another one. This burger is a little on the smaller side, so do not plan on sharing. Everyone should get their own.
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The Pub Club Burger is available all day Sunday and all day Monday and only to Pub Club Members. Don't worry, it will take you all of a few minutes to join. Once you do, you will get a free appetizer. I used mine to get the delicious poutine. I will definitely be back to try another one of their burgers. 😋
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This is yet another great option before a Wild game or a concert at the X.
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Pub Fries - Thick and very good. Get the red pepper sauce to dip the fries in. It's delicious!
Poutine - Excellent!
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@theliffeyirishpub
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I was asked where I wanted to go for dinner. I said “Thai sounds good. I haven’t had Pad Thai in a while”. I was then asked, “but I thought you wanted a burger, not Pad Thai”? I then said “you are correct, I want a burger and I want Pad Thai”. Lucky for me, Kuhn Nai Thai has their signature dish, the Pad Thai Burger!
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Kuhn Nai Thai - Minneapolis / Pad Thai Burger
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As you would expect, this burger has a very Asian flare to it. I’m not sure what goes into the house-made beef, but it definitely has a unique taste to it. It was good. It wasn’t super juicy, but the flavor was there.
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I didn’t know what to expect on the noodles side. Chef Flip went with crisp noodles in a thin patty type shape. These sit on top of the beef patty and give the burger a nice crunch. The noodles are topped with lettuce, shredded carrots, green onions, bean sprouts and cilantro.
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What makes this burger pop, is the delicious, specially made peanut sauce. It’s provided on the side, but you are expected to pour, yes pour it over the burger. I would pour it right over the beef patty itself and then put the noodles and toppings back on and pour the rest over that. The peanut sauce ties everything together. The bun was fine.
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If you are expecting a regular burger experience, this won’t be it. This is Thai fused with American. Fusion they call it. I liked the experience.
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So, the next time someone asks you where you want to go for a burger, you might just say Khun Nai Thai! 😯
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Burger rating - 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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Spiced Fries - Very good!
Stuff Chicken Wings - Very good!
Pork Belly - Good.
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@khunnaithaicuisine
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I love the vibe and the décor at the Willy McCoys in Bloomington. A Huge Bar, Rustic wood booths, garage type doors that open up so you can enjoy the summer weather. A cool place. A cool burger! 😎
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Willy McCoys – Bloomington / Irish Whiskey Burger
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The beef patty has a nice flavored Irish Whiskey Glaze on it. They cooked it beautifully medium. It was pretty juicy. You will definitely know about the very distinct, very good Stout Beer Cheese sauce after your first bite. It’s unique and it’s really good!
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Blue Cheese crumbles top the patty. They do not overpower the overall flavor of the burger at all. I’m not a huge fan of onion straws on my burger, but their onion tangles soaking up that Stout beer cheese sauce added a little something to them. I took a few off to eat them separately and they were good. The pretzel bun was super soft, very lightly toasted and just good.
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I really liked the overall flavor and texture of this burger! I will go back and try this one or another one. Unless your last name is Hatfield, I’d recommend stopping in for a spell. 😉
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Burger rating – 4+ out of 5 stars.
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Fries – Good. Seasoned Sour Cream, really good.
Pickle Fries – Very good! Chipotle Ranch dipping sauce was very good.
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@willymccoysbloomington .
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It’s June and it was time for me to check out what Chef Al from Celts Craft House had whipped up for their Burger of the Month. Oh, California Turkey Burger? I’m thinking dry, flavorless meat. This might not go so well? I can just say, yeah, it was pretty good.
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Well, I couldn’t say it was pretty good, because… it was quite possibly the BEST Turkey Burger I’ve ever had! Yes, I did say that. Oh boy, Chef Al has totally outdid himself with this creation. This will change the way you think about a turkey burger.
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Celts Craft House – Apple Valley / California Turkey Burger – 5 out of 5 Stars!
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It starts with their fresh turkey, ground in-house daily. Mixed in are sautéed onions, Portobello mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce and applewood-smoked bacon fat. It exploded with flavors, was super juicy and had such a great char from the flattop. You could take the turkey patty and eat it like a cookie if you like. I wouldn’t do that because it gets even better.
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Their fantastic roasted jalapeno aioli is generously slathered on both buns. Don’t worry, it’s all flavor, not heat. The turkey patty sits on top of two juicy slices of tomatoes and a bed of peppery arugula. Not to be finished yet, a bunch of fresh sliced avocado sits atop the patty giving it an even more fresh taste. Their pub bun, from Denny’s Fifth Avenue Bakery, is soft, lightly toasted and close to perfect.
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I absolutely love this burger! Yes, Chef Al, I have no second thoughts on giving you a 5 star rating on this one. Well done!
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Non beef eaters, you NEED to get to Celts Craft House and check this out. Beef eaters, I think you’ll love this and you’ll be expanding your burger horizons. 😉
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The Minnesota Spring Turkey Hunting season ended May 31st, but Celts Craft House has extended it through the month of June! 🦃
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Hand-Cut Fries – Fantastic! Get some garlic aioli to dip them in.
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@celtscrafthouse .
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Summer in Minnesota means spending quality patio time whenever and wherever you can. It’s hard to beat the million dollar view from the patio at The Hideaway Burger Bar. It’s also going to be hard to beat the Burger lineup they have put together.
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The Hideaway Burger Bar – Minneapolis / Bacon Cheeseburger
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There has been a lot of buzz about The Hideaway since it opened a few weeks ago. I can see why. My first visit to this place with @shawnsrodgers & @phatphood for Burger Hour gave us a chance to see what that buzz was all about.
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I picked the Bacon Cheeseburger. The 6oz. Handmade Prime Angus Beef Patty was cooked perfectly, seasoned well and was plenty juicy. American cheese blankets the patty. I’ve had Nueske’s bacon a few times and in my opinion, you can taste the difference. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious! I added some tasty caramelized onions to the mix. Below the patty there is a juicy tomato, some red onions, a slice of bibb lettuce to kind of hold the juices in and a few thick sliced pickles on the side. The top bun has a dollop of their secret sauce, which was super good! This bun was soft and lightly toasted. I think we have a winner! 👏
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I enjoyed the heck out of this burger! Check out the reviews of The Lamb Hot Damn from @shawnsrodgers and The Bourgeois from @phatphood. You’ll find similar likings from them. Thank you to Jasmine and Ashley for taking such great care of us. You are the best! 🙌
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Enjoy the view of downtown Minneapolis from across the Mississippi River while you’re enjoying one of these very good burgers at The Hideaway Burger Bar.
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Burger Rating – 4 ½ out of 5 stars.
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French Fries – Big, thick and delicious! Get some special sauce to dip them in.
Wings – Fantastic! Crispy, a great seasoning and very juicy!
Minnesota Roll Ups – Very good!
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@hideawayburgerbar
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A 2018 TC Burger Battle participant. Their entry in the Battle, The Flamin’ Bleu-Berry Burger is not on the menu at this time. I’m hoping it will be at some point, but I kept it simple and tried one of their many burger selections off the menu. Simple is good!
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Muddy Cow – Shakopee / Best Buy Burger
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Located by Canterbury Park in Shakopee, my Muddy Cow visit provided me good beer, a good appetizer and a pretty darn good burger as well.
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The beef, a 6oz. patty of fresh ground beef from local area farms. I made a mistake and did not specify my medium preference, so I was a bit worried. It was not cooked medium, but was not dry. I dodged a bullet. This burger comes with cheddar, I wanted American. I was not disappointed. The bacon was cooked the way I like it. The fried onions were very good, cooked perfectly and in larger chunks, which I like.
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Their Cajun mayo is generously swiped across the top bun. The Cajun mayo had good flavor and enhanced the burger experience. The bun was very soft and was very lightly toasted. I liked the bun.
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This is just a very solid burger. I did enjoy it! I would go back and try another burger off their menu.
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Head to Canterbury Park for some “horse” racing, but put your money on the “cow”, the Muddy Cow! 😉
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Burger rating - 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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French fries – Good.
Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls – I loved them. The secret sauce was fantastic!
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@muddy_cow_


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A lot of places are creating their version of the Big Mac, and doing it very well. But what about the iconic McDonald’s cheeseburger? Constantine is paying tribute to it and delivering a burger McDonalds could only dream of.
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Constantine - Minneapolis / Cheeseburger
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Trust me, this is something you want to experience. I’ll tell you a few things about it and then refer you to a great review of this burger.
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Meat, cheese, pickles, onions and bun. Simple? Yep! Delicious? Totally! The words that come to mind for this burger experience are “buttery soft”. The flavorful chuck & brisket blend of beef is mixed with copious amounts of butter and grilled in butter as well. The bun is slathered with butter and then toasted on the flattop. Delicious white American cheese covers the patty and tasty pickles on top of that. White onions are thrown on as well.
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This burger will melt in your mouth and beg you for another. Give it what it wants. Order two. Do not share. A second patty you ask? Why, of course. Monello, upstairs, serves a double patty version of this incredible burger. I will be back for that.
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That’s my short description. Google “Burger Friday Constantine” and check out @ricknelsonstrib awesome review of this burger.
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I really liked this burger!
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I make frequent trips to the Minnesota Orchestra. You can bet, I’ll be making frequent trips to Constantine!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out 5 stars!
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Tater Barrels - Very good!
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@constantinempls
@monellompls
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You know what it looks like. You need to know what it tastes like! Take your Big Mac concept, class it up and elevate the flavors and deliciousness. That’s the aristocrat!
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Bacio - Minnetonka / the aristocrat
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What can I say? They nailed it! No doubt they’ve reached Upper Class status with this bad boy.
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Two locally sourced black angus beef patties cooked beautifully. Their tangy aristocrat sauce tantalized my taste buds. Nicely chopped lettuce. Melted American cheese. Tasty sliced pickles and diced onions. All on their rockin’ house made sesame seed bun.
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Yes, I did list all the delicious components in order of the jingle. I did sing it while I was writing it as well. 😉
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If you grew up on the Big Mac and love it like I do, do yourself a favor and experience Bacio’s awesome creation. It will bring back some good memories. It is on the lunch menu only, but you can get it off their secret menu for dinner. 😉
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I really liked this burger! 🍔
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This made Burger Hour with @phatphood an even bigger success. Thank you @janaemars612 and @bacio_restaurant !
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This truly was High Class experience!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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House-cut Fries - Fantastic!
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The much anticipated opening of Wahlburgers at the Mall of America came without too much fanfare. Yet! The Wahlberg brothers, Mark, Donnie and Paul will be at the Mall of America the night of May 31st. I’m thinking there may be a few more screaming fans in attendance.
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Wahlburgers – Mall of America / The Triple Decker
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When you are talking 3 oz. patties, you talk Triple! Triple the beef, Triple the government cheese, as they call it. This blend of brisket, short rib & chuck is cooked to order. It hit my desired temperature. The beef was juicy, seasoned well and had good flavor. I subbed caramelized onions in for raw as I am want to do on most of my burgers. Under the patties were chopped lettuce, a few pickles and a thick slice of tomato. All sitting in their housemade signature wahl sauce on top of the bottom bun. The sauce has a good flavor. I did ask for extra sauce and it seemed to be coming from everywhere on the burger. Good call! The bun did its job, was soft and lightly toasted.
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I enjoyed The Triple Decker very much and will certainly come back. There is a lot to do at the Mall of America…. Like stopping in for a really good burger at Wahlburgers! I did like this burger.
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I got in line just before they opened and was ordering just a few minutes later. I did get the first ever “The Triple Decker” at the Mall of America location. Yes! 🙌
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Burger rating – 4+ out of 5 stars.
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@wahlburgers
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Another Surly Monday?? Embrace it with a @surlybrewing burger and Hell tap starting at $6.66!! #burgerandbrew #mnburger #tcburgers #tcburgersblog #monday #twincitieshappyhour #mnfood #muddypig #themuddypig


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The 2018 Twin Cities Burger Battle is in the books and it certainly was another hit for all of us burger lovers who were able to attend. Battle #5 certainly provided some incredibly delicious and brilliant burger creations. These restaurants just keep raising the burger bar each and every year and they certainly prove to us that the burger is still King in the Twin Cities! The best part of course is the amount of the money raised that goes to The Sanneh Foundation, who is helping inner city kids.
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2018 Twin Cities Burger Battle – St. Paul / Harriet Island
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It was a cloudy, cool and windy day, but that certainly couldn’t stop the burger lovers from coming out and seeing what these restaurants had in store for them. They certainly delivered! Congratulations to the winners!
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The People’s Choice winner was B-52 Burgers and Brew with “The Carlton”. Fresh Hereford beef, Gruyere cheese, arugula, jalapeno bacon jam and herb mayo.
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The Judge’s pick was The Suburban with their “Chimi My Churri”. Certified angus beef, mango cilantro chimichurri, sweet chile sauce, American cheese bacon and raw onion.
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I apologize for not having pictures of every burger, but I will glady refer you to @phatphood instastory while it’s still there and a post, and @vraamoney_eats has a post with some good pics and an instastory.
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There were so many good burgers, but my vote went to @herbiesonthepark for their Cambozola Burger. Cambozola is a brie style bleu cheese. It also featured braised duck, pepper jam and house made pickles on a pretzel bun.
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Some of my other favorites besides the winners, were Twin Cites 400 Tavern, Wild Boar, Park Tavern and Paddy Shack.
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Make a note to clear a Saturday in May next year. This is the Biggest Burger event of the year! I’m hooked!
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Overall Burger Battle rating – 4+ out of 5 stars!
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It was great to see the following people: @phatphood @vraamoney_eats @burgeraweek @medic5us @mrsinminneapolis @aj_eats_mn @supergknowd @cjzufall @alexbalke @waystomyheart @hblankenb6 @ndfisch .
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@tcburgerbattle


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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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✨Behold the Sunrise Burger from The Busted Nut Bar & Grill in Hastings, MN✨
It’s topped with perfectly cooked bacon, a fried egg, American cheese and I opted in on a generous slather of creamy peanut butter....
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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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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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Happy FRIDAY! ☀️ I don't know about you, but I'm SO looking forward to the weekend! Can't wait to enjoy some bloodies + burgers like this one @thekenwoodrestaurant! 😍🍔


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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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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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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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Decided to brave the weather last night for a burger and this one was worth it. Great flavor from the patties and a interesting BBQ aioli just to make it crazy enough to make me crave more
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Double Ground Beef and Chuck Patties, Smoked Cheddar, Tobacco Onions, B&B Pickles, BBQ Aioli


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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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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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The Fat Burger from @6smithrestaurant made me feel like a fatty in all the best ways
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The Fat Burger - bacon and onion jam, Blaser's sharp cheddar fondue, Neuske's bacon, American cheese, LTO (no veggies for me) brown butter brioche bun
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The bacon and onion jam stole the show for me more than the sploogefest fondue and bacon itself. It was nice and caramelized with a smokey taste similar to the bacon. The cheese fondue brought a whole new element to the burger that had me mopping it up with the light and flavorful brown butter bun until my plate was dry


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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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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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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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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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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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Burgers are becoming a must have menu item and this new edition from @muccisitalian is going rogue with their own twist on the classic with a Lamb Burger. I was the lucky one to be the first to order the behemoth and man, was I excited
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1/2 lb lamb, chèvre, cherry mostarda, and mint aioli creating a flavor adventure and juicy goodness with every bite. Swipe to see how “messingly” delicious this burger really was


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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
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A LaCrosse landmark with a newly designed kitchen and a new menu is kicking out some really good burgers.
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Howie’s - LaCrosse, WI / The Howie Burger
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Located by the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and frequently voted one of the best sports bars in the state. They’ve raised the bar on so called “bar food”.
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I'm thinking your first burger at Howie's should be The Howie Burger. Two fresh beef patties, cooked pretty close to medium. A slice of cheddar covers the bottom patty and a slice of swiss covers the top patty. Both were melted very well.
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Two slices of perfectly cooked applewood bacon top the patty. A couple of juicy tomatoes and a few leaves of lettuce are placed below both patties.
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As is becoming more popular these days, much to my liking, is they have their own kick-ass special sauce. They call theirs "Howie's Dynamite sauce and it is "Dynamite"! It has a definite presence on the burger. You will want to get some on the side as well for your fries. The bun has a little different feel to it and it not toasted at all, but it was soft and good. It was a little messy towards the end, but bring it on! 😉
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Howie's is officially "out of state", but as we know, being right across the border, it's just a two hour drive from the Twin Cities. Next time you are down in that area, make this your burger stop. 🍔
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It's a good burger!
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Burger rating - 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fries - Very good. Get a side of Dynamite sauce to dip them in. 😎
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@howiesonlacrosse
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What a way to get the weekend started! (besides donuts of course 😊) @stewarts_mn is an upscale, cozy, and modern rustic restaurant to hit up for an awesome burger that just may be the juiciest I’ve ever had!
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Double Smashed Burger - American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo


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Pro Tip: Want to bring in more patrons to your Happy Hour? Offer a good looking, good sounding burger. Then deliver the burger goods. Bardo understands it and delivers it!
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Bardo - Minneapolis / The Modernist Burger
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This burger will certainly make you Happy. It’s delicious! 😀
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Two certified angus beef patties, nicely cooked and juicy. Havarti cheese adds a buttery, sweet taste. There are a couple of things that will grab you right away. The bacon jam. It is sweet, chunky and fantastic! A generous amount is spread on the bottom bun. The second attention grabber is their charred scallion aioli. It has incredible flavor. It made my taste buds do a little dance. It covers the top bun. There are also some thin sliced, shredded greens soaking up that sauce. I also really liked the pickles, and the little, thin slices of pickled Fresno peppers. Their toasted house potato bun is a solid choice. It is a smaller burger, so you may want to order a couple of sides.
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This burger just has a really good, sweet taste to it. It works on every level. Many places have realized if they kick up their happy hour burger a notch or two, it will pay off. I’m guessing it will pay off for Bardo! Make this your next happy hour stop. You won’t be disappointed.
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You can get The Modernist Burger during happy hour from 4:00-6:00pm and late night from 10:00pm-12:00am.
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
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Fries - no fries. 😕
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@bardompls
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Check out the Bardo posts from @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers
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