Devour a Local Treasure
The battle for who originally created the Jucy Lucy is old and unrelenting, with both Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club, two greasy spoons about three miles from one another, claiming its birth. If you’ve never heard of a Jucy Lucy, it’s 600 calories of heaven: a slice of cheese between two beef patties, deep fried so the cheese is trapped melted inside, then thrown on a bun. Whether you go to Matt’s or 5-8 Club, you need to try at least one. Fortunately, other restaurants around the metro area offer their own interpretations of the Minneapolis staple, just in case you can’t make it to that side of town.