Quick trip to Minneapolis
We went up for a college hockey tournament, so we hit a Roadfood mecca on the way up and another while we were in Minneapolis.
A few years ago I did a search on Roadfood places in Iowa, and I stumbled on Suzie Q Cafe in Mason City. We loved it the first time we went to St. Paul in 2011, so we thought a return visit was in order this time.
I got the tenderloin, my wife got the Levey burger with ham and bacon (it comes with chicken on it too but she didn't get that).
This place seats 10 people.
Writing on the tiles inside was encouraged.
Tenderloin with cheese curds on the left, burger with cheese curds on the right.
Suzie Q's is pretty much the definition of Roadfood. It was nearly an hour out of the way but we'd go back again in a heartbeat. My wife says their burgers are the best she's ever had.
We had some time to spare on Saturday, so we went to the 5-8 Club. The original.
The original Juicy Lucy.
I tried one with swiss.
The place definitely lived up to its hype. I'm more of a medium rare guy when it comes to burgers, but that obviously goes against the fundamental principle of this place. The burger was medium well but still juicy, and the fries were outstanding.
Next time we head to Minnesota I want to try Matt's Bar.