Angus sliders – Affinity Restaurant & Bar

Angus sliders - Affinity Restaurant & Bar
Ground Angus beef served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheddar cheese and pickles. $12
Affinity Restaurant & Bar, San Jose CA

These sliders were gross! They were hard, dry and flavorless. They were probably some of the worst sliders I’ve ever had. Yuck!

Kobe sliders – SEI

Kobe sliders - SEI
Tomato jam, tempura onion rings. Happy hour $5
SEI, Washington DC

Mmm, these were good. The small Kobe beef patties were pretty juicy and flavorful, and you can’t go wrong with tempura fried onion rings! 🙂

Washington Monument
Washington Monument.

Mini burgers – Matchbox Palm Springs

Mini burgers - Matchbox Palm Springs

Hand-pattied certified angus beef, toasted brioche, pickles, and onion straws. Three for $9
Matchbox Palm Springs, Palm Springs CA

Thank goodness that we really liked our server/bartender because the food at Matchbox wasn’t all that good. These sliders were on the boring side – I mean they could have at least toasted and buttered the buns. The onion straws were also too thin to really enjoy and they quickly became soggy.

Random monster gargoyle

Random monster gargoyle, North Palm Canyon Drive.

Chinatown duck sliders – Maven

Chinatown duck sliders - Maven
Shiitake mushrooms, Chinese greens, bacon. Bloomspot 4-course chef’s tasting menu with cocktail pairings for two.
Maven, San Francisco CA

These duck sliders were very rich and delicious! They were on toasted buttery poppyseed egg bun which helped soak up all the yummy juices from the pulled duck. The greens (not quite sure what they actually were) were flavorful, almost on the pungent side. The sliders were on the verge of being too salty from all the rich umami flavors, but I’m glad it didn’t go over the edge.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014

5 Spot cocktail - Maven

5 Spot Cocktail: aged rhum, ginger, lime, maple, Thai basil, five spice.
This cocktail had a lot of flavors going on, but they actually all tasted pretty good together. The lime and basil also helped to freshen everything up.

Pickled Pink sliders – Sliderbar

Pickled Pink sliders - Sliderbar
Ground shrimp with chili and ginger patty, house made pickled onions, cilantro and lime mayo, arugula on an artisan white bun. Two for $10
Sliderbar, San Francisco CA

Mmm, there are some delicious Asian flavors in this unique slider! Gotta give it to Sliderbar for creating some pretty creative sammies.