Free Juicy Lucys at 5-8 Club on Monday
The 5-8 Club has declared November as Juicy Lucy month, and to celebrate they're giving away free Juicy Lucys from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday at all three locations in Minneapolis, Champlin, and Maplewood.
The 5-8 Club The Juicy Lucy, which some argue is a religious experience, features molten cheese surrounded by hamburger cooked to perfection placed on a whiter than white bun.
The club, which has been featured on Travel Channel's Man vs. Food and Food Wars, claims it created the Juicy Lucy in the mid-1950s. (You'll find a parallel version of that story at Matt's Bar.)
Origin story controversies aside, the 5-8's free Juicy Lucys on November 1 isn't the only promotion the club has cooking. The celebration includes a recipe contest, a variety of new Juicy Lucys, and more free food throughout the month. Here are some highlights:
Free Juicy Lucy's for Veterans
On Veteran's Day (November 11) all veterans can get a free Juicy Lucy with valid ID.
From November 1 to 16, stop into any 5-8 and submit your recipe for the ultimate Juicy Lucy. Ten recipes will be selected for a cook-off on November 17 at the 5-8 in Champlin. One winner will get $100, and their recipe might be featured on the menu.
New Juicy Lucys
Minnesota Yodeler: a half-pound burger with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, and wild rice.
Senorita Lucita: a burger stuffed with smoked chipotle jack cheese, peppers, and pico de gallo.
The Pig-Pen: a burger stuffed with bacon cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles.
Olive's Ode to Lucy: burger stuffed with cream cheese, sliced green olives, and a hint of garlic.
Juicy Luigi: a burger packed with mozzarella and pepperoni, served with marinara sauce.
Limited Edition Thanksgiving Lucy: Available only in November. This recipe is still being concocted.
Food Drive Discounts
From November 19 to 24, bring a nonperishable food item to 5-8 for the food shelf and get a discount on your bill. Bring one item for $1 off or 10 items for $5 off. (Maximum discount is $5.)