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Sep 24, 2019

Red Cow, Minneapolis, MN

This week Burger Radio visits a powerhouse in the Twin Cities burger pantheon: Red Cow. Bruce tells tales of wooing dates with juicy burgers during his glorious bachelor days. Why is Kelsey eating her burgers so fast lately? Tune in for all this and more!

More of the best burgers in the Twin Cities coming soon!

May 6, 2019

Casper and Runyon's NOOK, St. Paul MN

This week Burger Radio makes its triumphant return to the Twin Cities! We finally spill the beans on our favorite burger joint: The NOOK in St. Paul. Bruce tells some of his favorite tales of late night burgers and ponders cheese placement. Kelsey reveals when she found out what real burgers taste like and gets poetic about buns. 

Stay tuned for this all new season! We are going to review some of the top burgers in the Twin Cities, you don't want to miss it!

Feb 16, 2018

Ale 'n' Angus Pub, Syracuse, NY

Burger Radio returns this week ahead of the curve: tune in to find out what Burger Radio knew way before food writer @RickNelsonStrib. Bruce then spews some details about Angus beef before we take you on an adventure to downtown Syracuse for our latest CNY review at Ale 'n' Angus Pub. 

Dec 9, 2017

Zebb's Deluxe Grill and Bar, Mattydale, NY

This week on Burger Radio Bruce debuts a new segment: FAST! Food News! Kelsey gives another Central New York geography lesson, and the duo reviews Zebb's Deluxe Grill and Bar in Mattydale, NY. 

Nov 22, 2017

Blarney Stone (Syracuse, NY)

Find out what Burger Radio is doing in Central New York. Kelsey gives a few lessons in geography, and Bruce concedes to the Five Guys hype. 

We review our first Syracuse-burger-scene burger from a good ol' Irish pub and local favorite, Blarney Stone. And we preview some burgers-to-come. 

Nov 22, 2017

Lowry Hill Meats, Revival, My Burger (Minneapolis, MN)

This week Burger Radio returns from hiatus. We wrap up our summer Minneapolis reviews and dish about our big move across the country.

This week on Bruce's Beef? Mustard. 

Jul 5, 2017

Newt's, Rochester, MN

Bruce and Kelsey return for "Season 2" with a new special guest, Kyle Miller! The trend continues as we bring you another burger review from the road. We visit Newt's (Downtown) in Rochester, MN, and throw it back for some high school buffet shenanigans.  

Apr 27, 2017

Hi-Pointe Drive-In (St. Louis, MO)

This week Burger Radio travels to St. Louis! We review the Hi-Pointe Drive-In and discuss the St. Louis burger scene. Bruce rages about Jack in the Box's new buns. 

We also discuss City Pages Best of the Twin Cities issue. Congratulations to Lyn 65, The Band Box and George and the Dragon for claiming your spots as some of the best food in the Twin Cities!

Apr 13, 2017

Flat Patties (Cambridge, MA)

This week Burger Radio travels to Boston! We review Flat Patties and also discuss the burger scene at Harvard Square. Bruce eats burgers at Charlie's, Zoe's, and Tasty Burger. White cheddar triggers culture shock. 


Apr 6, 2017

Zeke's Place (Bloomington, MN); Fuku Burger (Las Vegas, NV)

This week we look at burgers on a budget. Where are the best burger deals around? Does a good deal contribute to the taste of a burger? After stumbling upon a budget burger at a Bloomington bar, we answer these questions, and more, on this week's episode!

Bruce also recaps his recent trip to Las Vegas, NV, and how he found one of the best burgers off the strip!

Mar 30, 2017

Gordy's Hi-Hat, Cloquet, MN; Big Daddy's Burgers, Duluth, MN; The Anchor Bar, Superior, WI

Buckle your seatbelts as Burger Radio takes you along on our first of many burger-themed road trips. In this episode, we venture north to Duluth, Minnesota, to review three burgers. One is a drive-in, another is a diner, and the last is a dive. Tune in to hear which of the three you should place at the top of your Northland burger list!



Mar 23, 2017

George and the Dragon (Minneapolis, MN)

Need a top-notch burger suggestion for your weekend? Search no further, Burger Radio has you covered. In this episode, Bruce and Kelsey RAVE about the carefully crafted burgers from George and the Dragon. Tune in to hear your hosts share their tales of discovery, mind-blowing flavors, and superior service. 

George and the Dragon is miles ahead on the Minneapolis burger scene. Make it a priority to sample their exquisite pub-inspired fare!


Mar 13, 2017

Shake Shack (Mall of America), Bloomington, MN; Five Guys, Mankato, MN

This week we tuck into "Fast Casual" restaurants. First course, we check in with listener, Melanie, who tried SmashBurger for the first time and loved it. Then we add a few new listener recommendations to our burger radar. 

Our main course is a double feature. We review two fast casual chains this week, inspired by a potential future episode featuring burgers and milk shakes. We review Shake Shack at the Mall of America AND Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Bruce tells tales of a solo visit to NYC, and Kelsey stands up for her cravings. 

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Mar 6, 2017

Lion's Tap, Eden Prairie, MN

Bruce introduces a new segment, Burger Radar. Help us home in on the ever-expanding burger market. Share your burger encounter, and we will add the locale to our metaphorical-made-literal burger "list."

Your hosts go on another double-burger-date to the Lion's Tap in Eden Prairie with Kelsey's childhood bestie (and company), but a recording snafu leaves the guest-reviewing couple voiceless...this time. Stay tuned.

To wrap up, we celebrate TEN EPISODES with a burger re-cap and the long-awaited reveal of our favorite burgers, to date. 

Mar 1, 2017

Boonie's Bar & Grill, Millersburg, MN

Bruce introduces burger hacks and secret menus. We learn more from the burger professor about Ray and Joan Kroc. Bruce and Kelsey eat burgers in the middle of nowhere with special guest Jeremy Kunkel (and company). Jeremy regales us with tales of Happy Chef and epic patty melts, and he offers his opinions on Boonie's burgers.  

Thanks again to our special guest, Jeremy!

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Feb 21, 2017

The Hi-Lo Diner, Minneapolis, MN

Bruce and Kelsey bounce back into the burger scene by reviewing the Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis, MN. Bruce talks about burger to bun ratios, and why pickles should never be served on a plate. Kelsey urges Bruce to say "servers."

We also have a special guest, Jeremiah, playing a brand new burger-inspired game: Hamburger Hi-Lo.

We also shout-out to listeners from Facebook!

Feb 16, 2017

White Castle, Hopkins, MN - Valentine's Day Special

We made Valentine's Day reservations at White Castle and lived to tell you the tale (yes, we're serious). Tune in to find out how you, too, can treat your burger-loving sweetheart. 

How does White Castle fit into burger lore, you ask? We give another lesson in Hamburger History 101. 


Feb 13, 2017

Smashburger, St. Louis Park, MN

In this episode we preview a contest, read our first listener review, then dish on a fast-casual burger. We talk regressions (not the mathematical kind), and we ponder the cost of cheese. 

We follow up on Kelsey's Whopper experience, and we ask our Rick Nelson question of the week. 

Feb 9, 2017

Shantytown Bar & Grill, Bloomington, MN

After the let down of our last review, we visit Shantytown in Bloomington, MN for an experience we know we will enjoy. 

We also discuss how the atmosphere of a restaurant affects your experience and wonder if we should start our own list of top burger joints. How do we become popular enough to hand out awards?

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Feb 6, 2017


Barnes & Noble Kitchen, Edina, MN

We review the new Barnes and Noble Kitchen in Edina, MN. 

Bruce spills his secrets about his burger standards. It's important. We promise. Then, the co-hosts struggle through a dispiriting review. Do burgers and books belong together? You decide. 

Feb 2, 2017


Burger King

In this episode Burger King and McDonald's battle for attention. Believe it or not, Kelsey eats her first BK Whopper (for the sake of the pod). Then, we review the McMovie The Founder -- in theaters now. Meanwhile, Bruce aspires to eat where you read.

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Jan 30, 2017

Kelsey and Bruce dive deep into the history of the hamburger, interview locals from Seymour, WI about the local burger festival, talk a little fast food, and tell their personal histories with hamburgers. Don't miss out!

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Jan 21, 2017

Welcome to Burger Radio! Bruce welcomes Kelsey to talk about burger blogging and the best burgers in the Twin Cities!