The newly launched food lover’s blog, The Heavy Table, is currently running a poll on where you can find the best Jucy Lucy. Here are the results to date:
Matt’s is leading, but St Paul’s Lucy’s from the Nook and Blue Door Pub are not far behind.
The poll can be found down the page a bit on the right sidebar. Be heard!
CityPages’ Kevin Hoffman stumbled across a filming of a Man vs Food at the 5-8 club this past Friday.
Minneapolis/st. Paul – City Pages – The Hot Dish – Man vs. Food visits 5-8 Club, Gasthof
The line was out the door, and we soon saw why: We’d blundered onto a TV shoot. Starstruck diners watched host Adam Richman ask whether the 5-8 or Matt’s was the sandwich’s true originator, joke about a threeway with a “Juicy Lucy and a Sloppy Sally” and caution a couple out on a date to beware not to get scalded on the first bite (though this last scene may not air, because it looked like the lady balked at the release form).
That hilariously douchebaggy link in the quote to [matt’s bar citypages] is Kevin Hoffman’s work, not mine. For those interested in either location, here are links to the actual websites for the 5-8 Club and Matt’s Bar along with links to wiki pages for each here at Jucy Lucy Restaurants.
I’m often surprised by the reactions of foodies who are shocked to learn that the Jucy Lucy isn’t some sort of highfalutin cuisine. This photo from amdahton (via andyinabox) captures the essence of a Jucy Lucy well:
It’s not the kind of thing that’s going to make the cover of a glossy magazine. It’s the kind of food that’s appreciated by people who truly prefer quality food more than glossy reviews of yet another teeth whitening dentist.