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Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN

We decided to venture to IKEA in order to find some new kitchen knives. it was about noon time so we thought we would try their “restaurant”. It was packed! IKEA promotes this by stating “the menu includes kid’s meals, organic and vegetarian options, healthy choices and Swedish classics.” With that being said the food should be good right? W-E-L-L-L-L-L. . . .

I decided I would try their salmon burger. I am trying to eat more fish. The description is ” reinvent the traditional burger, taking culinary inspiration from a current favorite, the pulled pork burger, and giving it an extra Swedish twist  for the PULLED SALMON BURGER”. There was the burger, a little bit of lettuce (and when I say a little bit I mean it! The menu says cabbage but I beg to differ.), BBQ spices, and a couple of pickle slices ( I found 1). For $4.99 it was okay. I thought the burger was a bit dry and bland, there was no sauce, and I would rather have it flame broiled on a grill.

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I also decided that I needed a little dessert at the end so I purchased 2 of the coconut truffles for $.49 each. Made with oats, cocoa powder and rolled in coconut they were so-so. I would have liked to have more chocolate. Who wouldn’t?

treats

I guess for a for a cheap date this would be the place to go or if you had a large family because it is affordable. Just be ware that they change for every add-on. So if you go you not only order you main dish than the soup, salad, crackers, beverage and treats are all going to the bottom line. Give it a go and let me know what you think! By the way I did not find the knives I was looking for . . . . . .

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Burnsville, MN

Burnsville, MN

About 9 months ago we attempted to have lunch at JL Beers in Burnsville, MN. After 20 minutes of no service we left and went to Lucky 13, also in Burnsville and enjoyed our lunch immensely. Fast forward to a second attempt at lunch at JL Beers. We actually had service, though not the most personable, so here is our take on the food:

JL Beers really only offers burgers, fries and beer. They do have few odds and ends on the menu for those not wanting a burger, but for the most part your choices are limited

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I ordered the Totally Slawsome Burger made with coleslaw, bacon and BBQ sauce for $6.79. Decided to add a side of fries with jalapeno cheddar for $3.79. It wasn’t a long wait for either because there were not that many people dining. The burger was a burger, the slaw was actually nice and crunchy and the BBQ sauce came out of a bottle! The fries had NO jalapeno cheddar anywhere near them. They were just your basic salted string fries. I guess the server should have written down the order!

Slawsburger

My husband had looked at the menu prior to going so he knew he wanted the Mt. Mushmore burger and loaded fries. $6.79 and $5.49 respectively and a tall glass of lemonade that actually was a cold bottle of lemonade that you poured in a glass yourself! He was not keen on the teriyaki sauce used on the burger that also had sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese nor was he impressed with the loaded fries. The idea of loaded fries is to have a tater tot or jojo size fry loaded down with the goods. Something hefty to take the weight, but, again, it was shoestring fries that got buried.

Mt Mushmore

As a side note the server offered the couple next to us a sample of whatever beer they wanted to try before they ordered. Not us! The table behind us and the couple next to us each got a souvenir postcards to take home. Not us! Take away from this experience is we probably won’t give it another try.