Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sister Dinner: Matt's Bar

Last night I picked up Kari from work and headed to South Minneapolis for some Jucy Lucy's at Matt's Bar.

We arrived a little earlier than Kayla so we found a booth and made ourselves comfortable. When the server came over to ask if we were ready to order, we said we were waiting for our sister but would take a couple beers. As she turned away to get our beers, she immediately stopped in her tracks, looked at us and said, 'you two are sisters?' She looked and me, then at Kari, back at me, and back at Kari. She just couldn't put us together until we smiled. Farnham girls have bally cheeks.
When Kayla arrived, the server came back for our order and was able to see the resemblance. It's funny that Kayla is the link between the three of us.
Anyway, we went to Matt's Bar for Jucy Lucy's. Matt's is a very simple restaurant with only a handful of items on the menu, about 20 tables/booths, and the food comes out in wrappers, not on plates (except the french fries, they come in a basket).

If you are not aware of what a Jucy/Juicy Lucy is, it's a hamburger stuffed with cheese. Delish! Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club have an ongoing battle about who is the originator of the Juicy Lucy, which one is best, and how to actually spell the name of the burger.

This burger was so, so, so good. I honestly don't think we talked the whole time we ate. From the very first bit, the cheese oozed out like molten lava. There wasn't a bite that didn't have cheese in it either.
I've tried making my own version of a Juicy Lucy, and it has never come out this amazing.

When we left Matt's, all the tables were full and there was a line of folks waiting for something to open up, so when you go, get there early and bring cash.

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