I don’t have anything too creative or witty to start this post off with, so I’ll just get right to the point. If you read the last post, I talked about how Utah is pretty burger crazy – and that’s not too far from the truth. When you drive around Sandy where we live, or anywhere near downtown, you can’t go too far without passing either a Mexican restaurant or some sort of burger joint.
Lucky 13 is a bar and grill just outside downtown Salt Lake and it prides itself on its “Cheap Beer, Good Whiskey, House-Smoked Bacon, and Gourmet Burgers”. It’s actually located right next to the Salt Lake Bee’s stadium and we visited it for the first time when we pre-gamed for our first Bee’s game. It’s also right next to a Trax station, so we can ride the train from our place and get off right at the bar and drink our faces off and not worry about driving home. We split a burger the first time we were here and we loved it so much that we decided we needed to come back for more.
Today I went with the Baby Benny burger which features: “Smoked Bacon, Grilled Black Forest Ham, Sauteed Onions, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese and Lucky 13 Sauce”… The burger was awesome – love the bread – and the smoked bacon was key.
It’s called the “baby” because there is actually a “Big Benny” burger with the same ingredients, except the burger weighs in at 28 oz and is allegedly a foot tall.
Now I couldn’t even finish the Baby Benny, so I couldn’t imagine eating the Big Benny… But there is also a burger called the Lucky 13, which is made up of: “14oz of Ground Chuck Topped With Belizean Habanero Puree and Roasted Habaneros, Then Stuffed Between Two Grilled Cheese Sandwiches which are Loaded with Sauteed Onions, Roasted Jalapeños And Roasted Habaneros”
The Lucky 13 challenge consists of eating a Big Benny AND a Lucky 13 burger… (you’ve got to be kidding me)… Each burger costs $17 a piece, so if you are able to eat them both in under an hour, they are on the house plus you win $100. Good luck!
Besides the burgers, the place has a huge selection of whiskey, including a bunch of local whiskeys that I’ve never heard of (High West, which is distilled in Park City). They also have a pretty decent selection of craft beers, and 24 oz PBR pounders if you are trying to save money. When it cools down, there is also a nice outside patio with views of the mountains and the Bee’s stadium.
We really like the vibe of the place and we love the food (the fries are also awesome by the way), so we will definitely be back. I’m sure we will be checking out some more Bee’s games, so this place will be a definite stop before and/or after the game.