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Best Burger

The Blue Door Pub

Still lamenting the loss of the Crack Burger at the late, great Sauced—that dear, departed patty was slathered in an incomparable veal demiglace—we decided to drown our sorrows in a few brews at the Blue Door Pub. There we discovered the new-ish neighborhood hangout to be pretty much the best thing to happen to Selby Avenue since St. Paul paved its cow paths. The staff is friendly, the tap beer selection well-selected (Rush River Lost Arrow Porter, Lift Bridge Farm Girl, and so on), and the Tater Tots so crispy that their crunch sounds like gunshots. The Blue Door serves up several stellar versions of Minneapolis's famed Jucy Lucy, plus our new Best in Show, the Jiffy Burger. Its tender, seasoned patty is topped with three chewy strips of thick-cut bacon, melted pepper jack cheese, a slather of mayonnaise, and an improbable swipe of crunchy peanut butter. Seriously. It sounds so wrong, but it tastes so right. The combination works because the peanut butter, bacon, and pepper jack pair with the meat in a way that evokes a spicy, smoky, Thai-style beef satay dunked in a nutty dipping sauce. It's good enough to risk salmonella, recall be damned. Try this burger and you'll be back for another one—in a jiffy.

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