A female monster with half a face attempts to sate her inhuman hunger on the Jucy Lucy, the legendary hamburger of Matt’s Bar is south Minneapolis. Make up based on a design by Dick Smith from his book “Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up.”
Check out how Courtney transformed into a Lucy dining monster step by step here.
Matt’s Bar is the kind of place where monsters are welcome. I’m sure some zombies have eaten there in the past, and I wouldn’t be surprised to run into a werewolf during a visit.
This video has some of the best Jucy Lucy action shots I’ve seen. If you haven’t had a chance to experience a Jucy Lucy first-hand, this is the closest you’ll come to enjoying one first hand. Awesome stuff.
Birchwood black bean burger stuffed with kalamata olives, capers, mozzarella and feta served with red peppers, sundried tomato aioli, bibb lettuce on buttermilk bun. $9
The vegetarian Lucy presents challenges for the cook. Beans, unlike beef, is hard to wrap around meat. And once heated, the cheese has a tendency to be absorbed by the beans.
At $9, it’s also one of the more expensive Jucy Lucy’s I’ve ever encountered. That price comes with a chips & salsa side. For $1 more, you can get fresh greens.
For vegetarians who’ve always had an interest in trying a Jucy Lucy but not enough to actually eat meat, this is now an option for you. But I can assure you that this is NO WAY a substitute for the real thing. It’s a bit too fancy, doesn’t have the texture of meat, and isn’t able to contain molten cheese the way actual meat does.
“The first time I came here, the [cab driver] told me, ‘Oh, I will bring you to a French restaurant.’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m here to eat what you eat. So what do you eat?’ And he was like, ‘Well, there’s something here, it’s kind of greasy, but [it’s] the Jucy Lucy burger.’ I was here three days. For three days, lunch and dinner, I had the Jucy Lucy burger. I tried to make one in France. All my friends in France know the Jucy Lucy burger of Minneapolis.
She obviously appreciates the finer things in life.