[FHCx262] National Cheeseburger Day

Deja vu…

IT’S NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY!

Well on Thursday we celebrated double cheeseburger day. Today celebrates the singular. The original. But we aren’t going to do your regular old McDonald’s.

We’re Minnesotans. We believe in the Juicy Lucy. We went to Blue Door Pub.

The Juicy Lucy is a Minnesota invention, where cheese is stuffed into the burger. Techniques vary, and there is dispute regarding what restaurant actually created it. But Blue Door has one of SP‘s favorite burgers, so we had to do it.

Behold, the Merriam Park burger. Burger stuffed with blue cheese, bacon, and garlic, and topped with a red currant jelly.

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STUFF IT INTO DA FACE

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Look at all that good stuff inside.

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Oh, and here’s AK‘s burger, the NeuFrenchy: swiss cheese, prime rib, mushrooms, swiss mornay sauce, and onion jam. Served with au jus!

Horribly unkosher and horribly delicious. It’s like we’ve taken everything we can from the cow and made it tasty together.

Tomorrow is National Butterscotch Pudding Day!

-SPAK

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[FHCx129] National Coconut Cream Pie Day/National Have a Coke Day/5-8 Day

TODAY IS NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY AND NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY AND (UNOFFICIALLY) 5-8 DAY!

We’ll settle this right now. Coconut Cream Pie < Banana Cream Pie. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t great. There really aren’t any pies that aren’t worth having. We love pie. Pie pie pie.

Of all the places to get pie, we wanted to highlight the lovely bakery of Hy-Vee, the grocery store you wish your grocery store could be. It’s a growing chain of employee-owned stores with amazing quality and great ethics. We’re happy that they’ve moved into the Twin Cities!

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Today was also National Have a Coke Day. AK doesn’t like carbonated drinks, but SP is all about that Coke Zero.

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Coke Zero doesn’t taste like Coca Cola classic. But it’s better than Diet Coke.

Lastly, we had to take advantage of today’s date and highlight a local restaurant that is home to a classic Twin Cities tradition. We’re talking about 5-8 (though that’s not the case for those of you in Europe until August) and we’re talking about the 5-8 Club, home of the Juicy Lucy. SPAK took a trip out to get some cheese-stuffed burgers.

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Lucy’s Sunny Side: Stuffed with cream cheese and bacon and topped with a fried egg.

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The Saucy Sally: Stuffed with secret sauce and American cheese, topped with lettuce, onions, and some Thousand Island sauce

SP‘s Sunny Side was a very good burger. Most people avoid cream cheese when it comes to cheesing their burgers because it just seems so different than the norm. However, it toes the line between savory and sweet flavors, which is great to add depth to a burger!

AK says that the Saucy Sally tastes very close to an In-n-Out burger. Something about the special sauce, Thousand Island, and onions made it a bit nostalgic.

So happy 5-8, 5-8 Club!

Tomorrow is National Butterscotch Brownie Day and National Moscato Day.

-SPAK