The Stockyards Burger
Written by an Anonymous VIP Blogger
Stop number three on the grand tour of restaurants included in the 2019 edition of the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Kaposia Club in South St. Paul. For those who have not yet found this new addition to the local food scene, it is located near the southern end of Concord Exchange and well worth the trip. This blog is about the burgers, not the restaurant per se, but suffice it to say it is a handsome, cozy, comfortable place with a very nice bar, a fairly extensive menu, and excellent servers and service.
The burger that is available for the Neighbors’ Food Fight is not a menu item (although I suspect the management will get a lot of pressure to add it to the menu once the contest is over.) It was created by staff especially for the contest and they have dubbed this creation the “Stockyard” burger, which reflects the heritage of South St. Paul, and alludes to the beef employed in the makeup of the sandwich.
There are two unique additions to the burger that set it apart. The burger is a 1/3 pound burger made from a blend of choice beefs, topped with cheddar cheese and bacon strips, along with tomato, lettuce and onion. Nothing unique about that, right? But it is then topped with a slice of prime rib and a bleu cheese sauce and that makes a big difference.
All of this, put together, makes for a complex trip through a variety of taste sensations and in the end, it all works really well together. I doubt that I would ever have come up with the idea of putting a slice of prime rib on what is essentially a bacon cheeseburger, but I’m glad the folks at Kaposia Club did. The nice thing about the choice of prime rib is that it adds a subtle flavor without overpowering the burger itself. Much the same can be said for the addition of the bleu cheese, a most interesting topping for those who like bleu cheese.