This month I’m going back to the basics. A favorite of mine for burgers and beer, Buster’s in South Minneapolis is located near the corner of 28th Avenue South and 42nd Street East. This restaurant offers a wide assortment of lunch and dinner entrees with some of my favorites for dinner being the Habanera Honey Glazed Pork and the Ramaki Butt Steak. For lunch you really can’t go wrong with any of their burgers, panini’s or pizza pies. What I can’t resist is the ½ lb Bison Burger served medium rare and topped with Emmenthaler Swiss and Seasonal Mushrooms. I highly recommend it, but as a warning, order an appetizer along with this at your own risk! This summer I was lucky enough to be at Buster’s with a good friend, Fast Fred Hedberg, on a quiet Friday afternoon where the appetizer special was a mouth-watering fish ceviche with avocado and hand cut tortillas.
Where: 4204 28th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN | South Minneapolis
When: Monday – Thursday 11am to 1 am; Friday 11am to 2 am; Saturday 10:30 am to 2 am; Sunday 10:30 am to 1 am
Cuisine: Burgers and Sandwiches
What to Have: 1/2 lb Bison Burger with Swiss & Mushrooms
Atmosphere: Comfortable & laid back
Cost: Ranges from $7 – $18
Bill’s Beverage of the Month
As for a beverage selection you will have your work cut out for you. Buster’s has tons of tap beers to choose from and an even larger selection of bottles from around the world. Though it’s hard to narrow it down I would go with the Franziskaner, an unfiltered Weissbier from Munich. Make sure you request a lemon wedge, NOT AN ORANGE WEDGE!