December 23, 2012

Not A Cuban Missile Crisis, But........

I'm pretty certain that while J.F.K. was trying to protect the U.S. from a possible nuclear attack from Russia after they placed Nuclear weapons in Cuba, There probably wasn't a chef in their kitchen trying to come up with a delicious tasting burger that encompasses the ingredients found in a Cuban Sandwich... Yes I just gave you a history lesson while preparing to talk about food!

One of mine and my wife's favorite places to go eat some great food is at the Lone Oak Grill in Eagan and there's nothing on the menu that I won't eat, until now. Just had their Cubano Juicy which was just launched on the new menu and after talking to the manager and chef not too long ago about this new addition, they told me I had to try it. I would probably just tell you to stay away from this place if the rest of their menu was terrible, but this was the first time I wasn't all that pleased, because everything else on the menu is amazing! Instead, I'm going to break this juicy down and provide a possible change that could make it better.

So here's how it's currently made... A Pork Sausage Patty that is stuffed with Swiss and topped with Pulled Pork, Pickles, Mustard and a Slice of Ham on the bottom. Sounds just like a delicious Cuban sandwich right? While I wouldn't completely discredit their attempt, I would say... it could be better! The Mustard Pulled Pork was, as I would expect, awesome, but I would do the following to the patty's. I would do a 50/50 blend of hamburger and pork which to me, would keep it in the realm of a "burger/juicy". 

Should you go and try the Cubano? Yes, you should! It by all means wasn't the worst burger we've had, but like I just mentioned, there was some good parts to it, but I think the 50/50 blend could really make this thing a top notch addition to the menu. I hope the team at Lone Oak Grill keeps up the awesome work it's doing to serve great food, keeping the taps flowing with craft beers and hiring awesome staff!

3010 Eagandale Place
Eagan, MN 55121 

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