4.5 out of 5.0 stars

What’s the saying?  Go West young man.  I went West to Excelsior and the rest of the Twin Cities Burger Night gang of @shawnsrodgers & @phatphood did too!  Our delightful, special guest, Jessica, @mrsjdudas, joined the party.

It was nice to be back at the 2018 Burger Battle Champion’s restaurant, devouring great burgers, appetizers and trying some great beers.  I got a sneak peak of the October Burger of the Month, appropriately named “The Fest”. You are going to like this burger.  Their certified angus beef patty from @petersoncraftmeats was totally nailed!  Cooked to my temp, very juicy and seasoned well.  I wouldn’t need to go any farther, but a slice of nicely melted, swiss cheese tops the patty, then they add a slice of @laquercia prosciutto from Norwalk, Iowa, which is considered the best prosciutto made in the United States.

It’s hard to top that, but they do with a slice of a soft, smokey, roasted red pepper.  One of the kickers for me is the German mustard that is generously slathered on the top and bottom buns.  It grabbed my attention right away with its smooth, sweet and very distinct little bite.  Delicious!  The final piece is the very good, soft, lightly toasted pretzel bun.  It was perfect as well.

This killer burger will be available throughout the month of October, which gives you one extra day to knock out a few of them!

Thank you so much to the Berset family for graciously hosting our #TCBN tonight.  Cindy and Ashley were bringing out the great food all night.  We hope to meet Kelsey too.  Mike was taking good care of us as well.  It was a lot of fun!  Make sure you check out posts and stories from @phatphood, @shawnsrodgers and @mrsjdudas for reactions to our visit.

French Fries – Very good!

Cheese Curds – Very good!

The Midwesterner Pizza – Very good!

Sriracha Dry Rub Wings – Very good!

Nachos – Good!