A Sunday morning visit to Al’s Breakfast in Minneapolis, MN

The Jose, one of the more popular dishes served at Al's Breakfast

It was my last day in Minneapolis before heading back to Los Angeles, and I knew I wanted breakfast, so I headed to Al’s Breakfast. Dating back to 1950, Al’s Breakfast is an iconic Minneapolis diner known for its scratch-made dishes and large portions. I heard about Al’s Breakfast when Guy Fieri stopped by on his Food Network television show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” I knew this was the place for me when I saw the tiny diner with only 14 bar stools …

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Matt’s Bar in Minneapolis: Original Jucy Lucy Cheeseburger

This is what you want to come here for. The Jucy Lucy at Matt's Bar, Minneapolis, MN.

Matt’s Bar is an institution in Minneapolis. Since 1954, the restaurant has claimed to be the home of the original Jucy Lucy burger. When I finalized my plans to Minneapolis, I knew I had to make the pilgrimage to Matt’s Bar and cross it off my ever-growing food bucket list. To make a Jucy Lucy, also known as Juicy Lucy at other restaurants, you take a patty, stuff it with cheese, and grill it on a flat top. When you …

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