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.
The PioneerPress reports that St Paul will soon be home to another establishment serving a Juicy Lucy.
At Blue Door Pub, they dare to tinker with Juicy Lucy
Groveland Tap vets Jeremy Woerner and Patrick McDonough are coming up with new ideas for the Minnesota classic — a hamburger patty with oozing hot American cheese in the middle.
When they open Blue Door Pub at the end of the month in the former Puerta Azul on Selby in St. Paul, Juicy Lucy (aka jucy lucy) fillings will include blue cheese, mozzarella and mushroom and Swiss cheese.
“The purists might be upset,” says Woerner. “But we’re just amazed no one has explored the unlimited possibilities.”
That’s great news. I wish I could say the same about the quality of reporting.
Clearly, the writer of this story is not a Juicy Lucy aficionado.
Other places already serve Lucy’s with cheese other than American, including the Groveland Tap, which offers a Cajun Lucy. The 5-8 Club offers Blue Cheese, and Bar Abilene has a Mexican style Lucy.
I wouldn’t call it a “Minnesota classic”, but a Minneapolis classic that’s increased its range to St. Paul.
The We Got Served blog has come out strong for the Jucy Lucy served up at The Nook:
We got served: The Nook
We actually have been to The Nook once before, prior to starting this blog, so this wasn’t really a new dining experience. I ordered the same thing I had last time, the Juicy Lucy. I just love them, so ordering anything else really isn’t an option for me. This one didn’t disappoint. As I mentioned in the Groveland Tap review, this is my favorite Juicy Lucy that I’ve had. I also liked that it came with fries! I didn’t really like the fries that much – weirdly enough. I guess Ben and I have opposite fry tastes. I thought these were really dry. I like lots o grease I guess!
We Got Served is right: The Nook rocks.
WGS previously hit The Groveland Tap and compared it to a few other Lucy serving establishments:
I thought my Juicy Lucy was average. I’ve now had a Juicy Lucy at Matt’s Bar (good), the Nook (great), and Tuggs (if you count their stuffed burgers as a form of Juicy Lucy – it was okay but way too expensive). I thought this one was better than Tuggs (in terms of value mostly), but worse than Matt’s and The Nook. I’d probably order something else if I went back. The deep fried PB&J that Ben wanted was okay, but not good enough to ever want to order again. It was mostly the novelty that appealed to him, I think.
Great work, We Got Served. Thanks for sharing your experiences. It sounds like you’re reaching Jucy Lucy Sommelier status.