4.5 out of 5.0 stars

It’s been a year since I’ve been to Jellybean & Julia’s, and I’ve been looking forward to getting back very much.  This time I brought some friends you may remember, @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers and we’ll call this the first #TCBurgerNight of the new decade!

I’ve been talking a lot about new menus and new burgers.  I’ve got more for you.  Owners Cory & Koli have a small, 30 or so, seat restaurant in the Anoka Shopping Center strip mall.  This is the kind of place you want to find and support.  Owners that are passionate about what they do and care so much about the food they create.

I’ve got a new burger that started as a special a month ago, but is headed for the permanent menu, and for good reason.  What you will be remembering and telling people about this burger will be summed up in two words.  Bacon Jam!  If you don’t already love bacon jam, there’s no question in my mind that you will after experiencing this burger.  The bacon jam is pure sweet, savory, sticky goodness.  The incredible flavor was still with me hours later.  It’s not subtle, it’s in your face incredible!  The 1/3 pound Angus beef patty was juicy, had a good char and was seasoned nicely.  The smokey cheddar was melted beautifully.  Delicious garlic mayo is slathered on the bottom of the soft, lightly toasted bun.  I made this a double patty, but it really didn’t feel like too much beef.  You also get a few very thin sliced pickles and some pickled onions.  This is a sweet, sticky, delicious experience!

Other new menu items are the Jalapeño Popper Burger, Potato Salad and the Peach Pig Burger.  Their breakfast features some very unique and creative items such as Cheese Hash & Gravy Waffles, Chicken Wing Waffles & Rib Waffles.

They pulled off 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the 2018 Twin Cities Burger Battle.  If you need a reason to head to the north metro, I’ve giving you one.  You may even get to meet Jellybean.

Check out Shawn & Phat’s posts and stories.  Their burgers are epic!

Ribs – Very good!

Cornbread Fritters – Very good!