Jucy Lucy in MSP

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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2008/02/13 20:26:57 (permalink)
my name is tyler fiedler and my mother is mary beth fiedler maiden name mary beth massie her father robert j massie (who passed away on sep 18 2001) was the founder of juicy lucy's and the cofounder of country kitchen i thought i would let you all know that the burger was named after the way it was loose and juicy just thought i would let oyu all know that
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2008/09/19 22:26:36 (permalink)
Just an update to this topic. There is actually a website on the Jucy Lucy. I guess you can find anything on the internet sooner or later.

http://www.jucylucyrestaurants.com/
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2008/10/18 02:21:14 (permalink)
Yes, The Nook. Great place. Next to CDH where Matt Birk and Joe Mauer went to High School. It is a small dive with great food. I stop there when I go to CDH for consulting. They have lots of pictures on the walls with celebs that ate there. Do find time to stop there.
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2008/10/20 16:41:59 (permalink)
I can't vouch for it myself, but the folks from the Groveland Tap recently opened a place called the Blue Door Pub in St. Paul (on Selby at Prior). They specialize in Jucy Lucy variations (which they nauseatingly call "Juicy Blucys").

I plan on getting over there soon to try a cheeseburger and will report.

www.thebluedoorpubmn.com

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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2008/11/24 10:46:21 (permalink)
We went to Shamrocks Grill & Pub on West 7th St. in St. Paul, MN and I had the Paul Molitor Jucy Lucy with pepperjack cheese. The menu is the same as Casper & Runyon's the Nook.



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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2008/11/24 10:53:45 (permalink)
Davydd, That looks like one heck of a burger. No opinion?
You're just going to let the burger do the talkin'.

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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/16 22:46:57 (permalink)
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/16 23:32:55 (permalink)
joerogo

Davydd, That looks like one heck of a burger. No opinion?
You're just going to let the burger do the talkin'.


Doesn't the burger speak for itself?

As far as Jucy Lucy's go it beats Matt's Bar. I haven't had one at the 5-8 Club. My only time there I had their pork tenderloin sandwich. Jucy Lucy's have been around for years in Minnesota but I think they are kind of taking on a cult like following of late making them better known and more and more bars, pubs and restaurants are adding them to their menus in the Twin Cities.
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/16 23:46:59 (permalink)
Matts has served it forever, 5-8 club added it
awhile back but the Nook does a great job
with everything.
post edited by mhill95 - 2009/02/16 23:51:52
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/17 00:34:25 (permalink)
Davydd, Dad and I completed the Jucy Lucy circuit last summer with a visit to the 5-8 Club.  We had visited Matt's and The Nook (on your recommendation, thank you) on previous visits to the Twin Cities.

We were in agreement that both The Nook and 5-8 Club beat out Matt's version by a wide margin with The 5-8 Club narrowly taking the big prize overall.  Hard to fault anything at The Nook really, we were just a little more impressed with 5-8's burger.

If you added in the ambience at The Nook versus 5-8 it would be a statistical tie.

Buddy
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/17 07:58:07 (permalink)
The "winning" 5-8 Club Jucy Lucy looks wonderful:

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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/17 08:45:52 (permalink)
Going to MSP and not trying a Juicy Lucy would be like going to R.I. eating nothing but Johnny Cakes and Clams and skipping a N.Y. System hotdog.  What a wasted trip that would be.
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/17 12:21:19 (permalink)
I've been to the Nook twice the 5-8 bar once. Tried to go to Matt's but it was closed.

I liked the Nook the best, although it takes a LONG time to get your food. The last time I was there...last summer...we waited like 30 minutes for our JL's.  The place wasn't even that busy.
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/17 12:28:20 (permalink)
Davydd

[id=quote font="arial, helvetica"]quote: Originally posted by wanderingjew

I just have a hard time grasping the Jucy Lucy as a "regional speciality" from Minneapolis- To me, all it is, is a cheeseburger in disguise...

it's not something I would go out of my way to try, especially if I was short on time.

They are different than a cheeseburger. For one the cheese inside is molten and ready to erupt all over you if you are not careful on your first bite. It is an entirely different experience.




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Agreed, eating a Juicy Lucy is entirely different experience than eating a cheeseburger. Really, one has to experience a Lucy to really understand. I can't wait for the next time I'm up in MN so I can get another one.
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RE: Jucy Lucy in MSP 2009/02/17 17:53:29 (permalink)
 
Well, I went to Blue Door Pub.  The buns aren't as good as The Nook, toasted too long, and my cheese had mostly disappeared on the griddle.  That said, it was only the 2nd time ever I've had a Jucy Lucy that had pink meat left in the middle.  It is absolutely shameful that you can't get cheddar in one, considering their plethora of other cheese combinations.  A serious burger joint should hand-form every burger to order, so there's no excuse in my mind.
 
It was a good reminder why a great, standard cheeseburger beats the hell out of a Jucy Lucy any day.
 
On a side note, the cheese curds are spectacular.
 
 
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