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The Minnesota State Fair is over, and with it comes the unofficial end of summer as well.  It’s natural to have a let down after the twelve best days of summer.  Don’t worry, I’ve got a pick me up for you.

If it’s a new month, it’s a new Burger of the Month at Celts Craft House.  This month, my favorite Irish Pub is taking us to the Caribbean with their Jamaican Jerk Burger.

Celts Craft House – Apple Valley / Jamaican Jerk Burger (September Burger of the Month)

We all know how much we love jerk chicken.  Celts applies those flavors to beef, and I think you’ll love it.  They still use the 1/2 pound Pat LaFrieda blend of short rib & chuck.  Cooked perfectly to my mediumish liking and juicy.  A dry jerk spice is rubbed on the patty and the flavor is activated during the searing of the patty, giving it a nice “jerk char” as I’ll call it.  I’m going to jump ahead to the perfect, Denny’s Fifth Avenue Pub Bun.  They give the top bun a nice slather of their jerk wet marinade and then grill it to bring out even more jerk flavor.

Yes, it does bring the heat in the best way possible, but they counter that heat a little bit with their delicious and chunky, mango habanero chutney, which is dumped on top of the beef patty.  I think your taste buds will be delighted with the Jamaican flavors and the Jamaican heat from Chef Al’s latest creation.  I love this burger!

Book your September trip to the Twin Cities version of the Caribbean, Celts Craft House, and their Jamaican Jerk Burger!  Ya Mon!

Hand-cut fries – Delicious!  Have I mentioned the garlic aioli?