Normally, I don’t review limited time burgers because I want you to be able to get the burger for a while after I tell you about it, but this is a Minnesota Juicy Lucy that recently received national attention.
You will need to hit The Lex very soon as this burger will only be available until March 1st and in the bar area only. I hope somehow they will keep it around because it is absolutely fantastic! I’ll give you the short story, but make sure you check out @ricknelsonstrib Star Tribune Burger Friday story about this burger. Chef Jack’s Juicy Lucy was featured on the Beat Bobby Flay show on the Food Network.
Now to the burger. I’ve been able to talk about burgers recently that have that soft, warm, melt in your mouth feeling. This totally has it! I will start with the cheese this time. It’s Gouda and it has bits of black truffles and black & white truffle oil in it. The flavor is incredible. The consistency is perfect. Normally with Juicy Lucy’s, the beef gets over cooked to get the cheese very hot. Not the case here. The beef was delicious, flavorful, seasoned very well and actually was a little pink. Definitely, not dry. Caramelized onions were delicious and cooked perfectly. They were not mushy as some can get. They were more like grilled onions to me.
They slather truffle aioli on the bottom bun and add arugula on top of that. It works so well. Finally, this beautiful, soft, lightly toasted, I could even say fluffy bun was fantastic! This Juicy Lucy is small, so make sure you don’t have to share. What’s not small is how much you will enjoy this burger. If you can possibly make it out to The Lex before it’s gone, do it. I really want you to experience this incredible creation.
Garlic-Parsley Fries – Very good!