Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Blue Door Pub
The The Blue Door Pub is located in St. Paul on Selby Avenue. Most of the patrons seemed to be college students so a school must be in the area. The pub itself is quite small and at 7:00 p.m. on a Sunday evening, the place was hopping.
We started out the meal with two recommended appetizers. The first was a beer battered, deep fried green beans with a ranch dressing. The next appetizer was the "bomb." We had deep fried Spam bites. Basically, these were made by mixing cream cheese and Spam along with some spices. Once mixed the cheese mixture was refrigerated. From what we could see, they rolled the cream cheese mixture into 2-inch balls, dipped them in crushed cornflakes and deep fried them. They were served with a slightly spicy sweet-sour sauce. For something so simple, the taste was really very good.
They are also known for their Juicey Blucy burger which is what I ordered. The 1/2 pound Angus burger is stuffed with blue cheese and chopped garlic. The burger was cooked to medium and quite good. I definitely would order it again. THE to-die-for burger in our opinion was the Frenchy. Kevin ordered this 1/2 pound Angus burger which is stuffed with grilled onions and swiss cheese. You think that sounds great on its own, just wait. The burger also has more swiss cheese on top with a side of French onion au jus for dipping. This could be a new favorite. Will definitely try to recreate this burger at home.
Score another hit from the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives show! If you are every in St. Paul, we would definitely recommend visiting. We know we will go back!