Tin Cup Jucy Lucy Experience

Tin Cup's Eggcellent Lucy
Eggcellent Lucy at Tin Cup

I recently had a chance to check out Tin Cup’s Jucy Lucy scene in St. Paul. They currently have 7 Jucy Lucy varieties on their menu, including a French Dipper (swiss cheese innards), Dirty Lucy (stuffed with bleu cheese, green olives, jalapenos, onions, & cream cheese), and an Eggcellent Lucy (stuffed with Swiss cheese and bacon. Topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, a fried egg, and Texas Pete hot sauce).

Tin Cup Lucy's Menu

All cost $8.99 and come with chips and coleslaw.

South of the Border Lucy at Tin Cup
South of the Border Lucy at Tin Cup

This was early in their run, so I’m sure they’ve worked out a few early bugs. At the time, the burgers were a bit overdone on the outside, but that’s a common issue that they’ll surely work through.

The variety of Lucys are both creative and well executed. I would definitely get the South of the Border again.

Nice work, Tin Cup. It’s great to see another solid Lucy location in St. Paul.

Baratunde at Matt’s

It’s good to see visitors to Minneapolis being treated to our city’s contribution to international cuisine.

Getting one of those burgers with the cheese inside. God help me (@ Matt’s Bar w/ 2 others) http://4sq.com/1TeO0Lless than a minute ago via foursquare

via Aaron Landry on Twitter

Lucy Addition: Tin Cup Restaurant & Bar in St Paul

Tin Cup on Rice St recently reopened under new management and with a new look. They have nine Lucys on their menu and some of them look vicious. The Lucifer, in particular, looks mean as hell. And delicious. A return trip is in order.

If you think you’re up for their Lucy Challenge, invite me along when you give it a shot. I do not want to miss that.

Eat two one-pound Lucifer’s, with two pounds of fries, and a bowl of coleslaw within 30 minutes and it’s Free!

Good luck!

American Burger Bar’s Juicy Klucy

American Burger Bar is serving one of the higher end (and higher priced) Jucy Lucy burgers called the Juicy Klucy. Klucy? The “K” is for Kobe, as in the beef:

American Burger Bar's Jucy Klucy

They say that they’re riffing on the “Classic Juicy Lucy” so, based on the spelling, that would be a riff on the 5-8 Club’s version.

American Burger Bar's Jucy Klucy

This is quite possibly the most patriotic of all Lucys with an American Flag on top. The lettuce, tomato, and onion much be for garnish, since they don’t belong on a Lucy (and would make it hard to avoid a blow-out).

Quality meat. Awesome cheese both inside and out. A toasted bun. It really came together to create a great Lucy experience.

The Fries: I upgraded to the Parmesan truffle fries, figuring that I’m already skipping my mortgage payment this month to pay for the burger, so what the heck. They were awesome as well.

The total:

American Burger Bar's Jucy Klucy

Blowing past $20 with tip (without beer). That’s impressive.

This isn’t an every day priced Lucy, but is worth checking out on special occasions, like wedding proposals.

Lucy Addition: The Lodge of Robbinsdale

Just opened on July 1st, The Lodge of Robbinsdale offers two Jucy Lucys on its menu: The Smokey Lucy and the Bluchee Lucy. I was recently there and did not try either one, but since it resides next door to my favorite gun range, (incidentally, they share the same owner) I’m sure I’ll be back. So, go out to Robbinsdale, shoot a box of rounds at Bill’s, and then stop in and try one. You may also want to give The Camp Counselor a test drive. That’s not a euphemism, it’s a $12 multi-booze drink served in a fish bowl.

Anonymous Wikipedia Editor Rewrites Jucy Lucy Invention History

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:

Switching Jucy Lucy Invention from Matt's to 5-8 Club

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:

5-8 Club Endorsement on Wikipedia

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.