The weekend before last, I brought Brittany and Chris (the most athletic, clean-eating friends I have) to drink craft beer and eat burgers at The Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille in Minnetonka. Yes, I’m that kind of friend. Winner of the 2014 Twin Cities Burger Battle, they feature a burger-of-the-week special pitting one against another. The salmon burger was a favorite at the table. They offer neighborhood craft beers, made-from-scratch food and even have their own version of the Juicy Lucy. It’s a busy place as it’s become a hangout for locals but the service is fast and friendly. Fun Fact: The long bar (pictured above) is reclaimed from the 1880’s.