Project: Burger Friday

  • Hungry? How about a burger? Every week, Taste restaurant critic Rick Nelson takes a look at the best that Twin Cities restaurants have to offer on Burger Friday.

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The burger and fries at the Kenwood is one for the record books.

  • Best burgers in the Twin Cities? From the rare to the well-done

    Article By: RICK NELSON ,Star Tribune Publish October 3, 2013 2:00 AM / Update October 16, 2013 3:33 PM

    You get the picture.

    That overwhelming sense of possibilities is the impetus behind Burger Friday, a journey we started last spring that delves into the riches of a different don’t-miss Twin Cities burger every week. So far, we’ve featured 17; that’s barely a dent in the local constellation of burger greatness, but, hey, there are 52 weeks in a year, and a bottomless appetite for a spectacular burger.


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The LYN65 burger is a house cured burger with pickles two ways, American cheese and house cut fries at LYN65 in Richfield September 6, 2014.

  • Burger bonanza: Savor the best in the Twin Cities

    Article By: RICK NELSON , Star Tribune Publish September 11, 2014 2:00 AM / Update September 11, 2014 9:57 AM

    Our weekly blog, Burger Friday, is devoted to rooting out the best in the business, from first-rate fast-fooders to chef-driven beauties. Here’s a rundown of a year of burger consumption.

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  • Burger Friday: The Lynn on Bryant

    Article By: SANGUINIC , Publish / Update April 18, 2014 11:26 AM

    You've heard of the Juicy Lucy? How about the foie gras-stuffed Juicy Goosey? It's the witty, semi-preposterous (and, yes, delicious) foie gras-stuffed burger at the Lynn on Bryant.

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  • Burger Friday: Oak Grill

    Article By: SANGUINIC , Publish / Update March 21, 2014 5:02 PM

    Just in time for the annual Macy's Flower Show, Burger Friday stops in for a BLT Jam Burger at the store's venerable Oak Grill.

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  • Burger Friday: Spoonriver

    Article By: SANGUINIC , Publish / Update February 28, 2014 4:05 PM

    This week's Burger Friday is all about Spoonriver's lamb burger, seasoned with Moroccan spices and served with a vivid harissa. And it’s a knockout.

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  • Burger Friday: In-N-Out Burger

    Article By: SANGUINIC , Publish / Update February 22, 2014 11:12 AM

    Burger Friday is on vacation -- and enjoying a Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger. Unfortunately for Minnesotans, the closest outlet is in Dallas.

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Minneapolis' own Jucy Lucy

  • Burger Friday: Harriet Brasserie

    Article By: SANGUINIC , Publish / Update November 15, 2013 9:49 PM

    It's definitely the Chanel suit of burgers: Understated and uncomplicated, an instant classic. Burger Friday lunches in Linden Hills. Delight follows.

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  • Burger Friday: Anchor Fish & Chips

    Article By: RICK NELSON , Publish / Update September 13, 2013 11:35 AM

    Yes, the namesake menu item at the Anchor Fish & Chips is all that. But sometimes the Burger Siren calls, and when she does, this perennially popular Northeaster knows how to answer. And then some.

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  • Burger Friday: Bar Lurcat

    Article By: RICK NELSON , Publish / Update September 6, 2013 10:10 AM

    Trace the local lineage of the upscale slider back to its roots, and no doubt the Lurcat Burger – technically, shouldn’t that be Burger(s)? – at Bar Lurcat will be front and center.

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At Sun Street Breads, the "Best Dang Burger Ever" is a holdover from the bakery's terrific and much-missed dinner service.

  • Burger Friday: The Sample Room

    Article By: RICK NELSON , Publish / Update May 30, 2013 6:12 PM

    Burger Friday falls head-over-heels for the Sample Room's "Bottineau Burger," one of those half-pound monsters that's easier to navigate with a knife and fork than with two hands.

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