Brilliantly designed to be (or fortunately positioned as) the receptacle for overflow from Casper & Runyon’s Nook, the Jucy Lucy-driven Blue Door Pub had a spectacular launch in late 2008. The now constantly crowded St. Paul neighborhood eatery quickly raked in a steady crowd by building a shrewd media presence, serving good local beer such as Lift Bridge, cooking clever pub grub (such as Spam Bites, pictured) and delivering consistently strong execution, save for forgettable fries.
If you can get through the doors, it’s a charming place to stop and have a Jucy and spam bites; if you can’t, you may want to consider opening another Jucy-driven, local beer-serving pub. The public appetite seems to be limitless.
BEST BET: The Breakfast Blucy ($8.50), an improbably delicious egg-on-Jucy Lucy burger that is an unhealthy wallow through the ditch of deliciousness.
The Blue Door Pub
Burgers in Lexington-Hamline
1811 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
OWNERS: Jeremy Woerner and Patrick McDonough
HOURS: Daily 11am-1am
BAR: Beer + Wine
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: Yes and No
ENTREE RANGE: ($5-9)