Time for some burger talk: The Breeze Inn’s Roasted Pepper Lucy.
In the search for the perfect burger, I’m always looking for recommendations. This week I was guided to check out The Breeze Inn on Jean Duluth road. Challenge accepted.
The Breeze Inn has a rather robust set of offerings full of sandwiches and burgers. I decided to get one of the Breeze Inn House Favorites, as indicated by the menu: The Roasted Pepper Lucy.
[The Bread 9/10]
A good burger lives and dies by it’s bun. It’s a shame, then, that the bun is often a mostly overlooked requirement for burger construction. The best burgers in life are the ones with buns that are soft and moist, never dry. The Breeze Inn’s buns are just that: deliciously moist Kaiser rolls capable of taking on even the juiciest of burgers.
[The Meat 8/10]
The Breeze Inn burgers always start as fresh handmade U.S.D.A. choice beef patties. In the case of the Roasted Pepper Lucy, the 1/2 pound of meat was also stuffed with pepper jack cheese. The burger did an awesome job living up to it’s juicy namesake. The pepper jack core was melty but not magma as is the case with some lucy’s. The patty, considering it’s cheese core, maintained it’s structural integrity surprisingly well. At no point during the meal did I ever feel like the burger was coming apart or in need of maintenance.
[The Toppings 7/10]
Even without The Roasted Peppers on this lucy, you’d have a winner. The folks at the Breeze Inn didn’t stop there, though, and topped the lucy off with a nice sized pile of spicy jalapenos, green chilies, and bell peppers. Definitely meets the Roasted Pepper expectation the name suggests. And if that wasn’t enough, they finished it all off with a few circles of onion, and their homemade seasoned sour cream.
All the burgers come with the choice of fries, sweet potato fries, homemade chips, or coleslaw. The thing is, none of that matters. The only real choice is the homemade chips. I’ve had plenty of home made chips in my day. Many are pretty good. Some aren’t so good. These are the BEST. The chips at The Breeze Inn are seriously going to blow your mind. They are made by hand in-house, and, unlike many homemade chips you may have experienced in the past, they do not suffer from even the occasional oil-soaked chewy chip. They are thicker than you might anticipate and that thickness helps to provide an amazing crunch. I seriously can’t say enough about these things.
The Breeze Inn is a solid choice. With so many hand made options, if you’ve never been today seems like a great time to change that. The short drive up the hill will leave you anything but disappointed.