5.0 out of 5.0 stars

It’s always fun to discover a 5 Star burger.  What’s even more fun is to find a Top 10 burger!  Do I have your attention?

An incredibly fun Thursday, Twin Cities Burger Night at @parktavernslp.  Hanging out with the #TCBN team of @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers, and our special guest and burger enthusiast, @burgeraweek . .

When Chef Eli Renn, @eli_renn, personally treats you to incredible food off his new menu at The Park Tavern, you just enjoy the moment and the food as much as you can.  The Butcher Burger?  I’ll try to describe it.

I vividly remember the very first Twin Cities Burger Battle at Mears Park in St. Paul.  The People’s Choice winner and my favorite burger was the Chimichurri Burger at Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille.  Their burger team was led by non-other than Chef Eli Renn.  He has award winning burger creation is his blood.  His new burger, off his new menu at The Park Tavern, the Butcher Burger is incredible!  This beauty certainly stars with the beef.  The two thin patty, super flavorful blend of ribeye, short rib, sirloin & butter, will literally melt in your mouth.  The patties are seasoned well, juicy and have a nice sear to them.  I also love the fact that these are soft and loose beef patties, but still stay together.

Beautifully melted American cheese tops each patty.  Flavorful whiskey onions on top of that.  Finishing off this masterpiece is their “horseradish aioli”. I have to tell you, this stuff is totally delicious!  Too many horseradish sauces have a very sharp bite to them.  Not here.  It is mild and super flavorful.  Get some on the side. The buttered, lightly toasted brioche bun from Mainstreet Bakery is fantastic as well.

This burger just has that “IT” factor.  When you hold it in your hand, you feel at peace.  It has the soft, buttery, melt in your mouth feel that you will absolutely love.  I totally love this burger!

A Huge thank you to Chef Eli Renn and his great staff at The Park Tavern for making this such a special night.  This burger will turn some heads.

Cheddar Waffle Fries – Very Good!

Crinkle fries – Good.

Caprese Salad – Good.

Double Chocolate Brownie – Very Good!

Cream Cheese Carrot Cake – Very Good!

The Park Tavern – St. Louis Park – Pizza Burger

In this ultra-competitive burger world that is the Twin Cities, we look for something that stands out a little bit, something that grabs our attention. I experienced something that does just that. What comes to mind when you think of a Pizza Burger? Beef patty, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and some pepperoni all on top of the patty? Until now, yes. Chef Eli Renn at The Park Tavern is doing it a little differently.

In my previous Twin Cities Burger Night post from The Park Tavern with @shawnsrodgers, @phatphood & @burgeraweek, I told you about the 5 Star burger that is the Butcher Burger. Chef Renn takes the incredible beef blend of ribeye, sirloin, short rib & butter and the brioche bun from that burger and transforms it into the Pizza Burger. He uses cheddar and parmesan cheeses on the beef patties.

The few pizza burgers I’ve seen out there usually take the top bun, flip it over and then add toppings. For me this changes the whole look and feel of the burger itself. Now the top bun doesn’t sit flat on the patty, throwing things off a little bit. Some even take a premade mini pizza and place it on top of the burger. Pizza crust is definitely not the same as a burger bun. This is not done here. To keep the look and feel of the burger, the top of the brioche bun is sliced off and then tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperonis are added, then it’s broiled to melt the cheese and give it the pizza look.

I had done an Instastory about a pizza burger that I’ve thought about for a couple of years and made at home for the first time just the way this one is done. I asked for someone to make it and Chef Renn has done it. Thank you, Chef!

For me, the coolness factor of this burger is off the charts! This way of doing it is totally unique to the Twin Cities. I really love this burger! Give it a try and see if you do.

Note: This cool, unique pizza burger is only available off their Secret Menu during lunch from 11:00am – 2:00pm every day of the week. Tell them you saw it on Twin Cities Burger Night. #TCBN