South county dining: Messy, juicy burgers a must at Boca restaurant

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An Inside-Out Juicy Lucy Burger prepared at M.E.A.T. Eatery and Tap Room restaurant located in Boca Raton. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

The Inside-Out Juicy Lucy, aside from being juicy (and a burger), is a messy girl. Her smoky char envelops a heap of pimento cheese, which melts and dribbles all over the place.

The mess is inevitable when you pick up this beast of a burger at MEAT Eatery & Taproom in Boca Raton and attempt a bite. A fork and knife won’t do much to contain the cheesy, saucy mess.

But she’s worth it. Just one in MEAT’s lineup of stellar burgers, the Juicy Lucy is made better by a side of the eatery’s decadent duck fat fries.

Open since July 2014, MEAT Eatery anchors a first-floor corner of the Cendyn Spaces (shared office space) building and warms up the corporate setting. One of my favorite reasons to dine here involves MEAT’s sweet side, namely its milkshakes crafted with homemade Nutella ice cream. MEAT spikes one Nutella shake with Guinness.

It’s the most heavenly sip – and, unlike the messy Lucy, it’s easily shareable.

If you go: MEAT Eatery & Taproom

ADDRESS: 980 N Federal Highway (Cendyn Spaces building), Boca Raton

TELEPHONE: 561-419-2600

2014 review rating: FOOD: A; SERVICE: B+

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