Ounces of juicy goodness are coming off the griddle hot at Burger King.
Guess what? Burger King serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Your group can sit comfortably at Burger King, a local restaurant.
If time is of the essence, this burger joint's take-out option may be a better fit.
Ample parking is located near Burger King.
Commute by bike to Burger King and find easy bike parking.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Burger King offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So sink your teeth into a tasty burger from Burger King today. Your taste buds will thank you.
You won't believe how better tasting your meals can be when you use the fine meats of Valerie's Carniceria's butcher shop in Minneapolis.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Valerie's Carniceria.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Valerie's Carniceria and pick up some fresh noodles.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Valerie's Carniceria.
Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking.
The best kept dinner secret is available here when you take advantage of the convenience of adding frozen food to your diet.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Valerie's Carniceria will be tasty no matter what.
Fill up your kitchen pantry with some tasty canned goods from here and always have a quick meal available.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Valerie's Carniceria serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
You'll definitely not want to miss the terrific vinegar and oil deals available at this location. You'll find top notch ingredients to transform your cooking when you stop in here.
A healthy and light snack from Valerie's Carniceria is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
A simple solution to long hours spent over the stove, a microwavable meal will trick your taste buds into thinking it was made from scratch!
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Here you can find a wide range of great spices and seasonings to make your next dish more flavorful and creative.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Drivers will find parking not far from the store.
Whether it's cold cuts or the right cuts, Valerie's Carniceria's butcher in Minneapolis has you plenty covered.
Since it first opened in 1969, Wendy’s has been known for its square-shaped, never-frozen burger patties. When asked why the patties are square, founder Dave Thomas once ad-libbed that Wendy’s doesn’t cut corners. The quip came off the cuff, but there’s truth to it. Wendy’s burgers are served straight off the grill, not from under a heat lamp. Its salads are made fresh daily, and its dressings don’t contain preservatives. This commitment to quality has helped it remain the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company, with more than 6,500 restaurants around the globe.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Bumpers Restaurant and Sports Bar is a top pick.
Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Bumpers Restaurant and Sports Bar.
The pub food at Bumpers Restaurant and Sports Bar is great to munch on while catching up with your friends, so head on over today and enjoy great conversation and a great bite to eat.
Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Subway is a go-to lunch spot in Minneapolis' Lyndale district.
Sometimes there really is something for everyone, and not just something, something delicious. Come to Subway for food that is gluten-free, low-fat, and even vegan.
Subway is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Subway.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Subway since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So if you are in the mood for a great sandwich loaded with topping, pay Subway a visit.
For fast food in Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood, check out the burger menu at White Castle.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at White Castle and order great food.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is White Castle's style.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
At White Castle, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near White Castle.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to White Castle, too, where prices are generally under $15.
Whether you layer on the works or prefer your burger plain, White Castle is the spot to go for a delicious burger done in minutes.
So stop by White Castle and enjoy a quick and delicious meal before your next meeting.
Every iconic food has an origin story—or two or three. For years, diehards have debated the origins of everything from the mai tai to the Coney-style hot dog. The Juicy Lucy (or is it Jucy Lucy?) is no exception. Two Minneapolis restaurants claim to have invented the city’s ubiquitous cheese-stuffed burger, but who’s telling the truth?
On the same street in South Minneapolis, you’ll find both “original” iterations of the Juicy Lucy. But before we get into the specific of which is the real Juicy Lucy, let’s talk about what that might look like. One thing’s for sure: with the Juicy Lucy, however you spell it, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Inside this famous burger, you’ll find melted, molten american cheese—and lots of it. If you don’t want a burned mouth, it’s generally a good idea to give it a minute before biting in. When you do take that first glorious bite, the gooey cheese will rush out and everything in your life will start to make vivid sense. Now that you’re up to speed on the anatomy of a Juicy Lucy, it’s time to meet the contenders.
Matt’s BarAt Matt’s, where it’s known as the Jucy Lucy, the legend begins sometime during the 1950s. According to lore, a customer walked in one day and requested a double cheeseburger—with one slight alteration. This wild and reckless man wanted his cheese in between the patties. The legend goes on to state that this rule-breaker then remarked, “That’s one juicy Lucy!” Thus, an iconic burger was born.
Or was it?5-8 ClubThe folks at another Minneapolis institution would beg to differ. At the 5-8 Club, where the standard spelling is embraced, the staff will vehemently argue that their Juicy Lucy is the first and most faithful iteration of the famous cheeseburger. So are they right? Well, they sort of have time on their side, but the details are a bit murky.
Opened in 1928, the 5-8 Club initially functioned as a speakeasy that served light fare. Sometime during the 1950s (sound familiar?), american cheese shimmied down off the patty and right into the midst of things, and the 5-8’s very own version of the Juicy Lucy was born. Since then, it’s been scarfed down by Adam Richman on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and even made a bucket list of “50 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die.” In 2008, the cooks set the world record for creating the largest Juicy Lucy ever made—it comprised more than 80 pounds of beef and 30 pounds of american cheese.
The Winner Is … We may never know who was responsible for the first Juicy Lucy, but the cheese-stuffed burger has since become a staple at some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, and that’s certainly something we can get behind. At times like these, it’s best not to think of things in terms of who’s right and who’s wrong. When it comes to the Juicy Lucy, pretty much everyone wins.
Photo: courtesy of the 5-8 Club's Facebook page
As many know in Saint Paul, restaurants aren’t necessarily the best place to find their favorite dish. Mention the word booya to someone from the St. Paul-East Metro region, and the wave of nostalgia is palpable as they remember neighborhood gatherings, playing games with their cousins and classmates, the grownups dancing, their uncles ladling fragrant stew into bowls and freezer containers.
Mention the word booya to anyone outside the area, even other Minnesotans, and you’ll likely get a confused high-five. The dish is so regional that many Minnesotans who aren’t from the St. Paul area have never heard of it.
You Won’t Find Booya at a RestaurantAs mentioned, you probably won’t find booya served at Minneapolis restaurants—unless, that is, there’s a special event. Also known as booyah, bouja, or other phonetic iterations, its roots, like those of many regional dishes, are murky. According to the most told tale, a schoolteacher organized a community picnic. To feed everyone, he gathered ingredients from neighborhood families for a traditional Belgian soup he called bouillon.
The word booya also refers to the gathering at which the booya is served. Usually a community event in the fall, such as a church or school fundraiser, some booyas have been running for decades.
But What Is Booya?At its most basic, it’s a thick soup or stew ostensibly of Belgian origins, per that schoolteacher. Its broth is made from pig bones. It usually includes pork, beef, and chicken, sometimes oxtail as well. Chopped veggies and beans are added.
The seasoning blend that each crew uses is heavily guarded. Longtime booya chefs cook from top-secret recipes that have been passed down from chef to chef, some for decades. Fans are known to wait ardently all year for their favorite booya, toting to-go containers so they can freeze some at home.
Never Too Many ChefsEven the crafting of the booya is a community endeavor. Neighbors donate ingredients, such as vegetables and meat, lend the cooking team tools and utensils, and most of all give their time to the dish’s creation.
A good booya can take up to three days to make—some even go for a week. As it’s meant to feed many mouths, it requires prep time for pounds of vegetables and meats and hours upon hours of stirring and simmering and stirring some more. It takes at least two people to pull it off; some booya chefs put together teams of sous chefs and simmer attendants to help with the work.
And then there are the pots. Booya is cooked and served in enormous batches, enough to feed hundreds, and therefore requires huge kettles to make sure it’s cooked properly. Some municipalities own their own set; the Highland neighborhood’s kettles are more than 50 years old and collectively simmer over 350 gallons of the stuff. Another crew’s pots are so big, they stir their booya with canoe paddles.
Where to Get ItIn the St. Paul areaHere are some traditional booyas that serve up a stew many residents say might be better than what’s served at the best restaurants in Minneapolis:Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill holds a booya in the fall plus one for New Year’s Eve.Even if you miss the yearly fall booya at the Church of St. Agnes, you can pick up some frozen at the church kitchen on Sundays.For a hearty breakfast, hit up Maplewood’s St. Jerome Catholic Church, where the ladles hit the pots at 7 a.m. for the fall festival.You have to act fast to get some of the Roseville Fire Department’s fall booya—they start serving at 11 a.m. and usually run out by 1 p.m.Out of StateAs booyas are also popular in Wisconsin (and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), you can find the dish at these restaurants:Motor Bar, the café at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, serves a bowl of booya stew made with chicken and beef.Green Bay’s Kroll’s West Restaurant serves slow-cooked booya in a diner-style setting.Find chicken booya crafted by comfort-food specialists The Rite Place, also in Green Bay.