Buster’s on 28th Juicy Lucy Review

Following up on yesterday’s post about Buster’s on 28th’s mystery location, the new restaurant was found on 28th Ave S in South Minneapolis.

The local blogosphere was abuzz yesterday about the launch of Buster’s, so I had to get in on the action too. I found a Juicy Lucy on the menu on the website, so I knew what I was after.

And here’s what showed up:

Buster's On 28th Juicy Lucy

I consider myself to be a bit of a Juicy Lucy (and Jucy Lucy) aficionado, so I immediately recognized an obvious problem with this particular Lucy. In fact, it probably doesn’t take a trained eye to pick out the issue here: The cheese was on the outside of the burger. Some restaurants would refer to this as a cheeseburger.

Of course, it could be some form of double-cheese Lucy where there is cheese both outside and inside the burger, so I dug in:

Buster's On 28th Juicy Lucy

But could not locate tell-tale signs of a proper Lucy classification: burned tongue, molten lava-like oozing cheese, burning wrist and forearm from Lucy blow-out, etc.

Other than the fact that this wasn’t a Lucy, it was a delicious burger. They just need to find a new name for it on the menu.

Since Aaron beat me to the punch by posting last night about last night, I’m trying to one-up him with this little highlight reel:

As Aaron pointed out, Buster’s is a “sister” or the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, although I question whether the term “sister” is an appropriate gender for either establishment.

Max started a post regarding opening night restaurant blogging over on MNSpeak, which turned into a bit of a bitch-fest about how stupid amateur restaurant blogging is. Basically, if you’ve read this far, you’re stupid in the opinion of anonymous commenters. I hope that doesn’t ruin your day.

You’ll just have to a few more weeks for a professional review without photos, videos, comments, and links to other reviews.

10 thoughts on “Buster’s on 28th Juicy Lucy Review”

  1. Mister Kohler!! I thought you were supposed to be training for a marathon…WTF?? You better finish or I want my money back!

  2. I noticed how your video segued from the cheeseburger (that was no Lucy) to… the toilet. Interesting. Was that intentional? Intended to be subliminal?

  3. The Freets has found an unintentional piece of symbolism in the above video. I can assure you that the bathroom visit was nothing more than the result of healthy beer consumption.

  4. Well I feel cleverer for having read that, as I didn’t know what a Luicy Lucy is, or what the difference between one and a regular burger was until now. It sounds a little alarming – is there an advantage to having the cheese inside the burger?

  5. Sadly Ed, your comments on the Juicy Lucy at Buster’s were right on. I ordered a Juicy Lucy but that’s not what they brought. I received a burger with cheese mixed into the meat – not two patties with cheese between. I will admit that it was a tasty burger, but it shouldn’t be called a Juicy Lucy. I found the fries to be perfectly done. They were crispy but not oily and salty, but not too salty. Very well done!

  6. Is this false advertising or a lack of proper training of kitchen staff?

    Scott McGerik ran into the same issue on his trip to Busters on 28th.

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