4.0 out of 5.0 stars

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means.  Yep.  A run for the border!  Not for a taco, but for a Burger, of course, and the border run includes a trip over the St. Croix River, with a stop in Hudson, Wisconsin for another Twin Cities Burger Night. @phatphood , @shawnsrodgers & me are visiting Hudson’s newest hot spot and sportsbar, Hudson Tap.  It’s everything you want in a sportsbar including a bunch of TV’s, video games, pinball, pool, darts and a lot more.  Me?  I’m going to Build a Killer Burger!

You know I like to create my own burger whenever I can.  Hudson Tap lets me do that.  They have a few burgers to choose from, but also have a pretty darn good list of options to Build Your Own Burger.  My choice is angus beef and my pink or no pink choice is pink.  It was pink and had a great char on it!  I want not one, but two slices of American cheese on this baby, because I can.  Caramelized onions are next.  They were not mushy, but more like grilled, which I’m happy about.  A couple slices of smoked bacon, which were perfectly cooked my way.  That’s topped with some very tasty bacon jam.  The bacon jam is definitely on the sweet side.  It was really good.  I ordered three of the aiolis, chipotle, bacon & garlic, on the side.  I wanted to do a taste test before I swiped one of them on my bun.  The chipotle aioli was my winner.  It’s fantastic!  I put a nice swipe of it on the top bun and then set my bread and butter pickles in that aioli.  Their Pub Bun is soft, toasted and very good.  I’m going to call this the Bacon Big Cheese.  You know it’s my jam.  In this case, my bacon jam!

There are different specials every night.  It’s a family friendly sports bar.  I liked it a lot.  Take a walk by the river, do some shopping, then stop in for some really good food.  I really liked the burger!

Thanks to owner, Matt @hudsontapwi for spending some time with us.  You’ve got a pretty sweet place.  Thank you, @5centproduction for taking care of us for the night.

Skin-On Fries – Very good!

Ellsworth Cheese Curds –  Very good!

Wings- Very good!