Scoop Eats: Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Man cannot live on just football alone. Or at least that is what we are going to say here.

Over the course of the 2021 football season, when BuckeyeScoop goes on the road, we are going to target one (if not two) places unique to Big Ten cities to eat at.

Some are famous because of history, others because of a unique dish and others are just classics for their own reason.

With the season opener on Thursday, that gave us a chance to explore the Twin Cities, and there is no shortage of places to pick for “must sees” in terms of the culinary world.

Matt’s Bar doesn’t look like much, in fact it could be easy to drive past if you don’t know what you are looking for. But their Jucy Lucy burgers are something that keeps packing hungry customers in, sometimes creating lines that can take well over an hour.

What’s a Jucy Lucy? It is a cheese stuffed hamburger. It is not the only place in town that claims to be the birthplace of the Jucy Lucy but according to a show on Food Network, fans of the burger picked Matt’s as the best.

Join Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr as they experience their first run-in with the famous burger. How did it stack up against some lofty expectations? Would they visit again?

Find out more in this debut edition of Scoop Eats – Minneapolis.