4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Have you ever had a secret that you really wanted to tell someone?  Well, I have one, and I am going to tell you right now.

Celts Craft House has been the best kept secret in Apple Valley for quite some time, but I think that’s about to change!

The first official Twin Cities Burger Night was hosted by @celtscrafthouse.  It was also the night they launched their new Steakhouse Burger.  I was joined by @phatphood as always and @shawnrodgers joined us as well.

Let me just say that their Craft House Burger has been a favorite of mine for a while.  I was very excited to try their new Steakhouse Burger.  Like all of their other burgers, this one is a 1/2 pound, Pat LaFrieda blend of short rib and ground chuck.  It was cooked medium, it was juicy and had that flat top char to it.

What you will notice right away is this beautifully melted, white cheese blanketing the patty.  No, it’s not white American.  No, it’s not pepper jack.  It’s something I had never heard of, Boar’s Head White Cheddar Horseradish cheese.  I like a good horseradish flavor, but sometimes it can have too much of a bite to it.  This is not the case.  Chef Al tells me when the cheese is warm and melted, it mellows the bite in it.  It’s unique and good.

Under all of that melted cheese are flavorful cremini mushrooms, sautéed onions and  A.1. Steak Sauce.  Two strips of Applewood smoked bacon are draped across the top and a thick onion ring sits alone above it all.  There is also house made horseradish sauce slathered on the top bun which is flavorful, but not overpowering at all.  Their new Pub bun is soft, lightly toasted and a really good choice.  It comes with pickles on the side as well.

When I think of a Steakhouse, I’m going to think about this burger.  It’s a very good burger!

A special thanks to Jim and Al for making this a totally kick-ass experience!  Make sure you check out my Celts Craft House instastory.  Not only are their burgers delicious, but every other scratch made food item we tried was fantastic!

Well, I guess the secrets out now!

Hand-cut Fries – Fantastic!

Guiness Wings – Very good!

Reuben Rolls – Very good!

Pork Belly Sliders – Very good!

Pot Roast Poutine – Excellent!

Corned Beef & Cabbage – Awesome!