Gopher game-day specials?

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Where does Goldy go to grab cheap game-day grub?
A reader writes:

I remember when Benchwarmer Bob's was still open. They would offer $0.50 burgers during the Gopher football games.

I would like to know if there is anyone out there that offers such specials during the Gopher Games anymore?

How depressing that football fans are gearing up for the season--is summer already on the wane? I don't actually remember Benchwarmer Bob's, but I did check in with its replacement, Mad Jack's, which said they will be having Gopher game-day specials, but that they hadn't yet been finalized.

A few other Dinkytown bars will be offering game-day discounts, but none seem to come close to 50-cent burgers. Readers, do you have suggestions? Please share them in the comments.

Big 10 Restaurant & Bar
No specials, but on days with 11 a.m. games, they open at 7 a.m. and serve classic breakfasts of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, and the like.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Specials haven't been finalized, but their parking lot turns into a massive tailgate during home games with its own portable kitchen and bar.

Sally's Saloon and Eatery
Not during home games, but when the Gophers are away, the bar offers its daily discount, posted on its website.

Stub & Herb's Bar
No regular happy hour on game days. Usually just a beer special, sometimes specialty shot themed to correspond with the opposing team.

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Wow, this is a very un-informative five suggestions. There might be specials at Burrito Loco as there always seems to be.


Agreed, this article is very premature considering it doesn't even have answers for the two bars that might have specials. Couldn't she just hold this for a few weeks and then re-post with information?

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