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Fat, healthy, well fed from garden and table scraps chickens, laid my beautiful blue and brown eggs.
Thankyou @meadowlarkfarm_ .
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Forget Coney Island and Chicago versions … Here comes the FAT PANTS FRIDAY Chili Cheese Fry Big Island Dog!

This beast features a 1/3# All-Beef Hot Link 🌭, topped with Fini Cheese Sauce, Crispy Onion Strings, fresh Scallions, and Pickled Fresno Chilis. All this gloriousness rests atop a toasted Torpedo Roll stuffed with French Fries topped with Chili, Seasoned Sour Cream and Bacon Jam.

That single grilled Asparagus Spear … well, what can we say? You need your greens.

The promise? 3000+ glutinous, un-PC calories for just $10. Available only this Friday. Only in our bar. And, only while quantities last. 😋

The rules? No sharing. No doggie bags. No regrets.

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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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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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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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We’d like to introduce you to this week’s FAT PANTS FRIDAY. She’s a total bombshell – long, tall, and totally stacked! Teetering on a platform of Texas toast you’ll discover some seriously dangerous curves … umm … calories. Take a look at these tasty stats:
Two (2!) Bacon Cheeseburgers, a piece of Spicy Sambal Crispy Chicken, and thick slices of smoky Baked Ham are sandwiched between more toast slathered with 1,000 Island, Chipotle Aioli and Bacon Jam. Cascading over all those luscious tasty curves? Golden blonde Fini Cheese sauce and Ranch Dressing. And finally she’s topped off with a few House Made Pickles and a piece of House-Cured Bacon.

The perfect accessory for this bodacious babe? A single grilled Asparagus Spear.

The rules: No sharing. No doggie bags. No regrets.

The promise: 3,000+ calories of ridiculous, un-PC eating entertainment.

Available only this Friday. Only in our bar. Only while quantities last. And, only $10 measly bucks!

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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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The first time we had this was at the old Aster Cafe. It was amazing! It took awhile, but we finally found the perfect recipe that reminds us exactly how delicious this cake is. Homemade French strawberry cake. .
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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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Mmmmmm... Oreo Pie! Can you think of a better Father's Day dessert than a creamy Oreo Cookie Pie from @gtpie? I can't!
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Fresh out the oven is the latest Benappetit review!!! Just in time for Game 2, see which NBA finals team I compare to Brussels Sprouts!! 😛 let me know what you guys think of this one, and don't forget to sign up for the mailing list on the bottom of the review!
Link is in the bio! .
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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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Can you even imagine asparagus getting just a tich healthier? Local Purple asparagus is just that: asparagus + anthocyanins! I'm seeing this at our @sarahardyfarmersmarket up north!
Crazy good for you and yum too!! .
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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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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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A beautiful day calls for a beautiful breakfast! 💕


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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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#tbt to this past weekend @bonobowinery Thanks to everyone who came out and supported! 📸 by @jayandjuniper #traversecity #tcfoodie #m22 #oldmission #popup #miwines #eaterdetroit #tcmi


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Kimchi Rueben for lunch? Go for it!
Corned beef, kimchi, 10,000 Lakes Dressing, and melted Swiss cheese on hearty toasted multigrain.

#foodieapolis #foodiegram #tcfoodie #6smithrestaurant #wayzatarestaurants #lakeminnetonka #lakesidedining #reubensandwich #kimchi #cornedbeef


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You know the saying. You get what you pay for? Well, that’s not always the case. At The Patty Wagon, I paid less and got more!
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The Patty Wagon - Minneapolis / The V8 Special
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Their website says, “Best Burgers in South Minneapolis under $10”. I’m going to agree with that and also say that if I had paid more, that would have been just fine. This was a very good burger!
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Let’s get to the burger. All of their burgers are 1/3 pound charbroiled beef patties. If you can handle it, double it up like I did for $2. The patties were cooked exactly how I wanted them, seasoned well, had a good char and best of all, were very juicy!
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This burger normally comes with Swiss cheese, but I wanted American. You can sub any cheese you like. It was melted well and was on each patty. The next item I want to mention is their tasty Thousand Island sauce. All too often places don’t give you enough sauce and you are left wanting more. If you are going to put sauce on my burger, then give me some dang sauce! I even ordered an extra side of the sauce just in case. I didn’t need it. They slathered a bunch of it on both buns, mostly on the bottom bun.
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To finish off the toppings, or in this case the bottomings, since they were on the bottom of the patties, were a slice of red onion, a perfect amount of shredded lettuce, a few pickles and a couple slices of tomatoes. What I liked about this is that the toppings sat in the Thousand Island sauce and soaked up some of that flavor. I do need to say with the juices from the beef patties and the sauce and tomatoes, the bottom bun did understandably get a little soggy. No problem for me. This double pattied burger became a total mess for me, but I loved every bite of it!
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Their bun was very good. Soft and lightly toasted. It capped off a really good burger! From my experience, The Patty Wagon will satisfy the budget seekers and more importantly, those of us looking for very good burger! They have a great selection of different burgers and stuffed burgers. Find some pocket change and head out to The Patty Wagon.
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Burger rating - 4+ out of 5 stars.
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French fries - Very good!
Cheese curds - Very good!
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@pattywagonmn


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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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Our Rooftop Patio officially opens for the season this Thursday at 3! Hello lake views, sunshine and cocktails — on the only rooftop bar on Lake Minnetonka!
Rooftop hours are 3-close Thursday-Sunday. See you soon!
#Rooftopdining #RooftopPatio #LakeMinnetonka #LakesideDining #Wayzata #WayzataRestaurants #6smithrestaurant #tcfoodie #outdoordining #mnfoodie


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It’s National Waitstaff Day! We love our fab team! Can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they do!
#NationalWaitstaffDay #6Smith #loveourservers #waitstaff #6smithrestaurant #tcfoodie #foodiegram #foodieapolis


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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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Just a simple little Bloody Mary Bar to help inspire your creative side. See you soon for brunch, — and show us your Bloodies! 11-2 today! *
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What’s for lunch? How ‘bout one of our half sandwich combos? Like our Applewood-smoked B.L.A.T. made with crisp, thick-cut Nueske’s bacon, chipotle aioli and fresh avocado on toasted multi-grain bread. Comes with your choice of soup, coleslaw or House-cut French fries. *
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Hot date dinner is a tribute to one of the best meals I have ever had @spoonandstable ....seafood fra diavalo with spaghetti nero ...😍
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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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#tcburgersblog #tcburgerhour #foodie #burger #beef #burgertime #food #tcfoodie #mplsfoodie #tcburgers #twincitiesfoodie #twincitieseats #mnburger #divebar #tavern


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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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Strawberry banana quinoa oatmeal 🍓🍌🥣 I can never make regular oatmeal, there’s always gotta be quinoa in it! I love it too much


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My fellow garlic lovers. This is our burger! It’s a symphony of garlic flavors, and once again, Chef Al is the maestro! I knew this burger was coming, and I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally see it looking up at me. 😊 My picture cannot tell the whole story.
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Celts Craft House – Apple Valley / Roasted Garlic Burger (Burger of the Month)
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Let’s just get this out of the way. I love all things garlic and I love this burger. It is put together brilliantly. This burger is available starting today and throughout the month of May.
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The beef, a @patlafrieda blend of short rib & chuck. It was seasoned very well, charred beautifully and cooked spot on to my preference. Super juicy! Delicious roasted garlic is spread across this ½ pound patty, then a ton of Gouda cheese is beautifully melted over it.
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On this burger, the bun is so key to this whole creation. Both top and bottom buns get a swipe of garlic butter and then they are dipped in parmesan cheese and toasted on the grill. You get a nice, light crusting of the parmesan cheese. It’s awesome. This soft, pub bun from Denny’s Fifth Avenue Bakery is one star of this show. In case you want even more garlic flavor, they give you a side of what is called “Toum”. Me too, no clue. It’s a creamy, Lebanese garlic sauce. It has intense garlic flavor. Slather it on the top bun if you wish or dip your fries in it. They also have their own house-made roasted garlic aioli that is the bomb. Get a side of that too if you like.
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You have now reached Garlic Burger Nirvana! 🍔
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I’m going to go ahead and say this is the perfect Date Night burger. Just make sure both of you get the burger. Make sure it’s just the two of you the rest of the night since they’ll be a garlic cloud hanging around you. 😉
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Again, this is the May Burger of the Month. It is available May 1st through May 31st. I can tell you, I will be getting this burger a couple more times this month. It is fantastic! If garlic is not your thing, they can hook you up with one of their other satisfying burgers.
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Burger rating 4 ½ out of 5 stars. It’s pushing a 5 for me.
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@celtscrafthouse .
Thanks for joining me @burgeraweek !
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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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Jalapeño-cheddar grits with egg + lox salad with mango, avocado, green apple and habanero-ancho-lime dressing


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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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#tcburgersblog #foodie #burger #beef #burgertime #food #tcfoodie #mplsfoodie #tcburgers #twincitiesfoodie #twincitieseats #mnburger #bacon #baconjam #smokedbacon


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Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, I’ve missed you so much! I’m sad to say the last time I had a burger there was in 2015. It was the Chimichurri burger, which won you the very first Twin Cities Burger Battle. That burger is no longer on the menu, but if you entered this one, I’m guessing you’d win again!
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Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille - Minnetonka / The People’s Burger
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Gold Nugget has its own weekly burger battle and this burger won 22 straight weeks. I’m glad it won its way onto the menu. The People have spoken! This burger is fantastic!
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It certainly starts with the beef. This special smoked brisket and ground beef patty has an elevated look, feel and taste. The flavor is off the charts! It was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Their house made American chive cheese was a nice little change from the norm. Very good.
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I love the addition of smoked poblanos. The tomato jam and the bacon mayo finish off this flavorful creation. The Mainstreet Bakery bun is soft, beautifully toasted and perfect!
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Let me say it one more time. This burger is fantastic!
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Burger rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 stars! .
House cut fries - Very good!
Cheeseburger Wontons - Fantastic! Get them!
Gold Nugget Tots - Very good!
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@goldnuggettavern .
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I must admit, I actually like going to the grocery store. There's just something about buying food that is enjoyable. 😉 What I'm not getting at my grocery store is a good burger, but I know where to get one!
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Jerry's Foods - Edina / JP Bacon Cheeseburger
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I had heard about a good burger at Jerry's Foods a few months ago, but didn't really pursue it since, it's a grocery store, c'mon. I recently saw a couple of people mention it, so since it is in my lunch hour wheelhouse, I had to check it out.
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It's a good looking diner-style burger. Two thin patties with a great flattop char to them and they were not overcooked. American cheese was melted beautifully on each patty. The bacon was cooked just right. I asked for grilled onions and as you can see, they gave me a whole lot of them and they cooked them just right as well. Works for me! They give you some lettuce, a tomato and a couple of long, sliced dill pickles. I put the pickles on, but the rest I left on my plate. The Franklin Street Bakery bun, soft, buttery and toasted beautifully, was great! All good, right?
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Close, but I was really bothered by the failure to season the beef. It was good, but would have been so much better with some seasoning. It did lack flavor. Overall, it's a good burger, but a lack of seasoning rears its ugly head again.
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It's a good lunch option. Go to Jerry's for some groceries, but make a beeline to The Kitchen for a burger!
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Burger rating - 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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French Fries - Very good!
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Dim sum at Mandarin kitchen is a perfect reward for all the snow shoveling. #mnspring #mnwinter #mandarinkitchen #dimsum #tcfoodie #perfectbrunch


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Yes we’re open! Don’t be a wuss, stop in for a bowl of phở and 2-4-1 Ngon-garitas! Patio is open BYO patio funiture. #patioseason. #mysaintpaul #margarita #snowdays #mnwinter #mnspring #aprilshowersbringmayflowers #realminnesotans #tcfoodie #craftcocktails #241drinks


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The Rocket #flatbread #pizza and an imperial stout to celebrate a productive day of #writing
#tcfoodie #brewery #puremichigan


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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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Loved @hazelsne for breakfast this morning! The truffle hollandaise on their eggs Benedict was delicious, but halfway through the truffle taste is always a bit too rich for me. Anybody else love truffle but can only eat small amounts?


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One of my most favorite things in the world, is a toasted croissant with 🍒 cherry Jam!! Sometimes, I need these things for comfort, when it is 30 degrees outside and SNOWING!! Curses!! .
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#anothersnowday #croissants #cherryjam #allthingscherry #comfortfoods #snowday #tcfood #tcfoodie #traversecity #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #breakfastinbed #onmytabletoday #foodiepic #traversecitycherries


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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
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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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Start your day off right with all the essential food groups! #yum #bloodygoodbloodys #foodies #omelet #eatmpls #tcfoodie #cathedralhillstpaul #summitave #muddypig #themuddypig


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Burrata, hard boiled eggs, orange zest, avocado, smoked salt and truffle oil.


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This could be your view on this beautiful Saturday morning if you would just hop on down here 😉🐰🍩 .
Deep Fried Caramel Cadbury Egg Donut and all of other donuts available today until 3:30pm or when sold out!
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As a reminder, we will be closed tomorrow, Easter Sunday. Wishing you a Hoppy Easter 🐰🍩🐥
📷: @erinjbgood


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