Peppers & Fries

We tried a new Minneapolis restaurant on Saturday – Peppers & Fries.  As usual, we were on the early side for dinner and were able to walk right in and get a table.  Also as usual, they seated us in an odd location – right near the bar and the pass-through for the food.  We could have asked to move, but just stayed where we were.  I could probably do an entire post on getting horrible seating in restaurants, but not today.

The menu had a nice story about how the restaurant came to be and why they focus their menu on burgers and burritos.  I guess “peppers” is for the burritos and “fries” is for the burger and a nod to the restaurateur’s name?  Also Peppers and Fries sounds more interesting than a restaurant called “Burgers & Burritos” – however, I know of a restaurant in the Phoenix area called Cheeseburgers & Beer.  No need to do additional advertising with that name!  Speaking of beer, Peppers & Fries has a great selection of craft beers.  I was in the mood for a Diet Coke, so passed on the beer.  Definitely a good place for beer connoisseurs though.

The decor of the place was nice.  The owners are big baseball fans and there were a number of TV’s showing different games.  They have garage doors that they open up to include outdoor seating.  We were inside, but had a nice view of outside and had the fresh air coming through.

Now, on to the food….

Shockingly the hubby went for a burrito instead of a burger.  He went with the Carolina Burrito, which was pulled pork, BBQ sauce, creamy coleslaw, and refried beans.  The burrito was served with tortilla chips and salsa.  While the pork was good, the burrito just didn’t work for him.  The salsa was bland and the chips were average.  He would not get the burrito again and is not likely to head back there anytime soon.

I was the winner in the menu selection game.  I ordered the Bacon & Bleu burger – Applewood bacon, blue cheese dressing, tomato, lettuce, mayo, and blue cheese crumbles.  I had a side of tater tots with the sandwich.  I thought the burger was amazing!  The hamburger patty did not seem to be one of the frozen, pre-made patties that you often get at restaurants.  It seemed handmade and the flavor was amazing.  The blue cheese on top of the burger just added to the awesomeness of the sandwich.  Very flavorful.  The tots were good.  Not sure you can go wrong with tots.  I enjoyed using the blue cheese dripping off my sandwich as a sauce for the tots.  I would definitely come back to this place for a burger.  Given that the hubby didn’t enjoy his meal and we don’t live close to it at all, it’ll probably be some time before I go back.

I give it a thumbs up for trying out – just go with the burgers!

Happy Eating!

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