Fun fact: November is National Peanut Butter Lovers month. A staple in so many people’s diet, peanut butter is a versatile spread that can be enjoyed in just about everything. In fact, here are some unique dishes in the Twin Cities that will help you indulge in your nutty fix this month, whether it’s for brunch, dinner or dessert.
PB&J French Toast
Think of it as a step (or two) above that classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich you had as a kid. This French toast, available on World Street Kitchen’s brunch menu, comes on Hawaiian sweet bread, with sour cherry jam, caramel, peanuts, whipped cream and of course, peanut butter.
Where to go: 2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
Contact: 612-424-8855, www.eatWSK.com
The Nutty Buddy
Missing the Minnesota State Fair? No worries—there are still opportunities to try bold, messy and greasy food combinations. Sporty’s gives you that friendly, neighborhood dive bar atmosphere in the Como neighborhood and offers an impressive roster of burgers, including the peanut butter burger. The Nutty Buddy requires an intense appetite, however, with two thick strips of bacon, pepper jack cheese, mayo and a thick slab of creamy peanut butter to top it all off.
Where to go: 2124 Como Ave. S.E., Minneapolis
Contact: 612-379-8407, www.sportyspub.com
Amish Malted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This pie embraces the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Topped with peanuts and a chocolate-y stick, this pie is one of the top choices on FireLake’s dessert menu. It’s also the perfect cure if you happen to have a giant sweet tooth.
Where to go: 35 Seventh St. S., Minneapolis (Downtown location)
2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington (Mall of America location)
Contact: 612-216-3473 (Downtown location)
952-851-4040 (Mall of America location)
Peanut Butter Bacon
Another quirky peanut butter combination awaits you at The Bulldog Northeast. The house-made maple peanut butter is smothered on Applewood smoked bacon and compliments the fried egg, which are all sandwiched together on a croissant bun.
Where to go: 401 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Contact: 612-378-2855, www.thebulldognortheast.com