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10 New Twin Cities Burgers to Eat Right Now

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There are a lot of great new burgers being served in the Twin Cities these days—you'd kill yourself trying to sample them all. Here's a list of 10 new burgers that are worth seeking out, in map form. Whether you want your burger made out of oxtail or pork belly (or good old beef), smothered (and stuffed) with cheese curds, or served on a fresh glazed donut, we've got you covered. All are new for 2013, though some have been around before (Groveland Tap, Blue Door) and are now permanent menu fixtures and others (The Nook) are occasional specials and returning for the first time this calendar year.


Lindsay P. Abraham

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Red Cow

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3624 W 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 767-4411
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Red Cow's menu features gourmet burgers, a well-selected wine list, and 30 beers on tap. Of the many fine burgers offered is The Manhattan, an 8oz Pat LaFrieda burger with Cotswold cheese and bacon. ($15)

2. Spill the Wine

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901 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 339-3388
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In its new Uptown location, the totally revamped restaurant offers a pork belly burger which comes with cumin aioli, fries, and pickles. ($12)

3. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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733 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 455-6690
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Downtown's Union recently added the Oxtail Burger to its new rooftop menu. This deluxe burger is topped with horseradish Havarti, oxtail "marmalade", fried onions, and dill pickles. ($15)

4. Smack Shack

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603 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-7288
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For non-seafood lovers, the Smack Shack offers the Smack Burger: seasoned ground chuck served on a toasted sesame seed roll with lettuce, onion, tomato, and aioli. ($8.50)

5. Parlour

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730 Washington N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-3135
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Borough's lower-level bar, Parlour, serves craft cocktails and a smaller menu, including a ground sirloin burger which comes with bacon, pickles, American cheese, charred onions, and mushrooms.($11)

6. Sample Room

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2124 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 789-0333
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Chef Geoff Hausmann's Bottineau Burger is a half pound patty (made with house-cut and ground grass-fed beef), topped with pork belly, melted cheddar cheese, fried onions, and mustard aioli, served on a toasted bun. ($12)

7. Seward Cafe Greenspace & Gardens

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2200 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 332-1011
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Serving mostly organic and local ingredients, the Seward Café has recently updated its menu with the addition of dinner and late-night. The veggie burger is house-made with Minnesota-harvested wild rice and topped with Wisconsin cheese curds and grilled mushrooms. ($7.25)

8. The Blue Door Pub Longfellow

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3448 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 315-2470
With the added square footage, The Blue Door Pub has also expanded the menu at its new Longfellow location. The Baked 'N' Loaded is a colby jack cheese blucy topped with house-made potato chips, chopped bacon, green onions, and Smack Sauce. ($7.50)

9. Groveland Tap

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1834 Saint Clair Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 699-5058
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This one-time burger of the week is now a fixture on the St. Paul restaurant's new menu. It's cheese curds galore: stuffed with Ellsworth Creamery cheese curds, topped with deep fried cheese curds, and finished with the special "Tap sauce". Served with fries and coleslaw. ($10.50)

10. Casper & Runyon's Nook

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492 Hamline Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-4347
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The April burger of the month at The Nook and Shamrock's is the Homer Simpson burger. It's a patty made from butcher cut ground black Angus chuck, topped with bacon and smoked cheddar cheese, and served on a fresh glazed donut. ($8.75)

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1. Red Cow

3624 W 50th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410
Red Cow's menu features gourmet burgers, a well-selected wine list, and 30 beers on tap. Of the many fine burgers offered is The Manhattan, an 8oz Pat LaFrieda burger with Cotswold cheese and bacon. ($15)
3624 W 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Spill the Wine

901 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
In its new Uptown location, the totally revamped restaurant offers a pork belly burger which comes with cumin aioli, fries, and pickles. ($12)
901 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

733 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Downtown's Union recently added the Oxtail Burger to its new rooftop menu. This deluxe burger is topped with horseradish Havarti, oxtail "marmalade", fried onions, and dill pickles. ($15)
733 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402

4. Smack Shack

603 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
For non-seafood lovers, the Smack Shack offers the Smack Burger: seasoned ground chuck served on a toasted sesame seed roll with lettuce, onion, tomato, and aioli. ($8.50)
603 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. Parlour

730 Washington N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Borough's lower-level bar, Parlour, serves craft cocktails and a smaller menu, including a ground sirloin burger which comes with bacon, pickles, American cheese, charred onions, and mushrooms.($11)
730 Washington N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Sample Room

2124 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Chef Geoff Hausmann's Bottineau Burger is a half pound patty (made with house-cut and ground grass-fed beef), topped with pork belly, melted cheddar cheese, fried onions, and mustard aioli, served on a toasted bun. ($12)
2124 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

7. Seward Cafe Greenspace & Gardens

2200 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Serving mostly organic and local ingredients, the Seward Café has recently updated its menu with the addition of dinner and late-night. The veggie burger is house-made with Minnesota-harvested wild rice and topped with Wisconsin cheese curds and grilled mushrooms. ($7.25)
2200 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN

8. The Blue Door Pub Longfellow

3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
With the added square footage, The Blue Door Pub has also expanded the menu at its new Longfellow location. The Baked 'N' Loaded is a colby jack cheese blucy topped with house-made potato chips, chopped bacon, green onions, and Smack Sauce. ($7.50)
3448 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

9. Groveland Tap

1834 Saint Clair Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
This one-time burger of the week is now a fixture on the St. Paul restaurant's new menu. It's cheese curds galore: stuffed with Ellsworth Creamery cheese curds, topped with deep fried cheese curds, and finished with the special "Tap sauce". Served with fries and coleslaw. ($10.50)
1834 Saint Clair Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

10. Casper & Runyon's Nook

492 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
The April burger of the month at The Nook and Shamrock's is the Homer Simpson burger. It's a patty made from butcher cut ground black Angus chuck, topped with bacon and smoked cheddar cheese, and served on a fresh glazed donut. ($8.75)
492 Hamline Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

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