My posting has been sparse lately, in part due to an 11 day trip back to Minnesota. A trip that has left me backlogged with food I want to write about. Tragically, the timing and heat of the trip limited the amount of actual cooking I got in. Though, I did get in a couple good grills with the boys.
I’m starting off with one of my favorite Minnesota spots that I’ve so far neglected to mention here: The Bulldog. This fine establishment can be found on Lyndale in Uptown Minneapolis–which, despite its name and for reasons I’ve never been able to figure out, is located south of Downtown Minneapolis.
Back when I used to live in Minneapolis, I think it was safe to call me a regular. I can’t count the number of burgers and beers I’ve taken down with friends at this spot. So, after working through some of my Twin Cities must eats, this spot was an easy choice for a last lunch with my father.
The menu boasts a creative burger menu that is only matched by the Bulldog’s impressive beer list. The burger list includes such amazing creations as the Stilton burger and the Hawaiian. All the burger come with fries and everyone is under $10! (The hot dog menu isn’t shabby either and is worth of an occasional departure from the burgers.) The beer options are heavy on the Belgians but include great bottles from stellar U.S. brewers.
On this trip, I set my sights on the Humpty Dumpty (a fried egg, melted cheddar cheese, red onion, shredded lettuce, tomato and mayo). This hangover cure used to come with a slice of ham. And, as crazy as it sounds, I think the burger is better off without it. The egg is a great addition, but the ham just got in the way of the burger.
After eating, my dad and I turned to a few games of darts while we worked our way through a bit more of the beer list.
Great burgers, beer, and darts with the old man: a near perfect way to wind-down my last days in my home State.
2549 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405