We are very excited to be ‘dining’ here. . .we order the ‘famous’ Juicy Lucy–this is a burger that is made by placing cheese in between two patties and grilling it until the meat is done and the cheese is gooey and melting. I gobble this thing, and it is no big deal. . .the most that I will give it is that this is an interesting local snack to enjoy while tooling around Minneapolis, but there is no way that this is the number one ANYTHING in my chow down gobbling book.
We ask a number of local Minneapolis folks what the big deal is with this thing, and they all simply say something like, “eh, it’s nostalgic for us more than anything else…we all grew up eating Juicy Lucys so we love ’em…but yer right, they are not super magnificent or anything like that.” POW! So I get it. . .a tasty local thing, more fun if you grew up with these, but not an Earth-shaking food place worthy of some national honor like the number one chow down spot in America.
The Juicy Lucy to a Minneapolis person is like a Coney Island Hot Dog to a person like me who was born in Detroit. . .these things are fun to eat at “home,” but they are not something that we would push on the rest of the country as a number one thang.
So, please gobble a Juicy Lucy at the 5-8 Club on South Cedar Avenue when you visit Minneapolis. . .it’s fun to do, then you gotta move on. Cheers!
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