Saturday, December 30, 2006

Casper & Runyon's Nook - Saint Paul, MN

If you are looking for a burger experience Casper & Runyon's Nook in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the place. In my opinion, The Nook has the best burger in the Twin Cities. My personal favorite is the Lodge Burger which is a super thick burger between a couple slices of bacon, a thick slab of smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and some chipotle mayo. I also recommend trying the dry-spicy Wild Wings. This is a combo I would trade for dinner at Manny's or Ruth's Chris any day. This small tavern is located at 429 Hamline Avenue near the corner Hamline and Randolph right across the street from Cretin Derham Hall. As the Nook is pretty small be prepared to grab a beer at the bar and wait for a table. While you're waiting, take a minute to check out all the photos and memorabilia of Cretin stars Joe Mauer, Paul Molitor, Matt Birk and many others. There's a small game room in back that comes in handy if you bring the kids. If you're looking for great food and laid-back casual atmosphere The Nook in St Paul is the place.

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