The 5 Point Cafe: Breakfast at Seattle’s best dive bar

Salmon Benedict, The 5 Point Cafe, Seattle

The 5 Point Cafe, located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, is a historic diner and dive bar known for its hearty dishes and stiff drinks. Open in 1929, the no-frills 24-hour cafe has survived prohibition, war, and politics. Today, the cafe is one of the oldest family operated eateries in Seattle and the oldest bar in Belltown. It is also known for being one of the best dive bars in the city. As the menu states, everyone is welcome no matter …

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Original Jucy Lucy cheeseburger at Matt’s Bar, Minneapolis

Photo on the wall of President Obama visiting Matt's Bar

Matt’s Bar is an institution in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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. …

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