The ongoing debate over where the Jucy Lucy was invented has made its way to Wikipedia, where an anonymous editor recently rewrote history by changing the inventing restaurant from Matt’s Bar to the 5-8 Club. Notice the removals of Matt’s on the left replaced by the 5-8 Club on the right:
It seems pretty clear that the anonymous editor was not writing from a neutral point of view, since they also included this self-promotional line:
That line didn’t last long, but the story of origin remains switched, without citation, 2 weeks later.
Should the 5-8 Club (or Matt’s) have proof that they did indeed invest the Juicy Lucy, they should include a link to that within Wikipedia.
The Blue Door Pub continues to hold the title of most innovative Jucy Lucy restaurant. This time by introducing a Gruyere and short ribs embedded option to their menu:
This burger is more than great. Once again, we take a half-pound patty of fresh, free range beef and fill it with Gruyere cheese and braised short ribs, right before we seal it in we then drizzle a red wine reduction over it. After being lovingly prepared by our expert kitchen staff and hand delivered by one of our fine servers you will bite into one of the most amazing combinations of meat and cheese to date. This burger deserves nothing less than a side of beer-battered green beans and a pint of cold beer to wash it down.
That’s a long reach from Matt’s Bar’s original, but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
Nathan sent in a recipe from delish.com that explains how to make something called an Inside-Out Cheeseburger.
Delish is a MSN property, so there has been speculation that Microsoft is attempting to steal and rebrand the Jucy Lucy into something one could put in a box with stickers and sell to CTOs through VARs with a service contract. But we here at Jucy Lucy Restaurants can spot a fake when we see it.
Down with the Inside Out Cheeseburger. Love live the Lucy!
Jon Johnston of Corn Nation took a culinary tour of the Big 10 back in February to weigh the possible benefits of joining the conference.
If we’re talking about foods and beverages, let me take you around the Big Ten. Michigan provides some outstanding beer from Bells Brewery; Wisconsin gives us brats, the New Glarus Brewery, and cheese (sooooo much cheese); Illinois and Northwestern bring the Goose Island Brewery, deep dish pizza, and Vienna beef hot dogs; Minnesota’s got the Juicy Lucy; Iowa’s got Meth and grain alcohol; and Pennsylvania’s got Yuengling Beer. As far as Indiana and Ohio, they provide nothing of value other than a chili enema from Skyline Chili. Blech… The rest of us cancel them out, so I think over all we’re bringing something good to the table.
Solid analysis, Jon. Now that you’re in the Big 10, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to savor Jucy Lucy’s during your trips to Minneapolis.
A Juicy Lucy sale? That sounds too good to be true. But it’s not!
Living Social is running a deal today for 1/2 off $20 gift certificates to the Groveland Tap. You can buy up to 10 of the cards, which gives you plenty of opportunities to savor their Juicy Lucy and Cajun Lucy; paired with any of their very find selection of Summit beers.
What do you do after failing to eat 30 Jucy Lucys in 30 days? You start a new jucy lucy blog where you break down “the experience” in general rather than in daily digests.
Thus starts the latest jucy lucy blog to hit the interwebs. First post? Documenting a Famous Dave’s Rib Rub Jucy Lucy made at home. And, with that, they’re off to a great start.
Every Monday night at 8pm you can tune into Bill Ashton’s live internet show, Burgers, Beers and Bomb Shots, hosted at his restaurant, Jersey’s Bar and Grill in Inver Grove Heights. Every week they will make two new Juicy Lucy’s, sample beers and shots, and do some interviews. One of the featured Lucy’s will become that week’s Special.
Bill wrote in to JLR with a description of this week’s burger and a request for a critique:
We feature 2 different Juciy Lucy Burgers every week and will have 104 different flavors in a year. We also feature different beers, drinks and bomb shots and well as interview people on the show.
We are fairly new at the Juicy Lucy Game but at our Restaurant we feature 3 different ones every week. The Classic filled with American Cheese, The Loaded filled with Cheddar Jack and Bacon topped with Seasoned Sour Cream and Chives, and the Juicy of the Week.
We do the show on Monday Nights, 8pm and the winner of the 2 Juicys that we feature is the burger of the week. This week’s burger is stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese and Canadian Bacon topped with Pineapple Salsa.
I’d love for a critique of the show and the burgers.
They’re bound to have something for everyone with 104 different Lucy styles. Go check them out, and then come back and tell us which Lucy you had and what you thought.