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Real Bites: The Sweaty Gypsy of Peterson


Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
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The Sweat Gypsy, a hot menu item at Burdeys Cafe in Peterson, Minn., is packed with jalapenos sure to tame even the spiciest person. Photo by Jason Sethre

Have you ever heard of a sweaty gypsy? Me neither. Not until I visited Burdeys Cafe in Peterson, Minn.

As I scanned the menu, I arrived at a section titled “Fancy Pants Gourmet Burgers,” and the first one on the list was The Sweaty Gypsy.

The description said: “Kick your temperature up a notch with this delicious burger, stuffed with jalapenos and creme cheese and topped with pepper jack.”

Well, I was sold.

While waiting for our orders, I conversed with Journal employee Peggi Redalen regarding the continuous collaboration of the Rushford-Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce and how the recent branding initiative has brought the communities together in many ways.

During our conversation, I looked around the restaurant with tables full of patrons from front to back. This was a hopping place at lunch time in Peterson.

And then the Sweaty Gypsy arrived. First, I have to say the bun alone was impressive. This wasn’t your standard hamburger bun. This was a gourmet experience. And, let me tell you that they use REAL jalapenos aged to ultimate spiciness. I like spicy food, and this one was a ticking time-bomb of explosive flavor -- far exceeding my expectations on the hot and spicy chart.

My compliments to the chef, his wife, and their staff.

While Burdeys Cafe may seem like a small town cafe to some people, it is more than that. They are serving up an authentic, class act dining experience sure to please locals as well as tourists.

Obviously, Burdeys Cafe owners, Steve and Kristin Burdey, know what they are doing. This is a great new restaurant for our area. And, if you get a chance to check out their website, www.burdeyscafe.com, you’ll find their entire menu along with “The Burdey Story” written by Kristin Burdey. It’s a great read, and it really gives you a sense of what can be accomplished if you follow your dreams.

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