So, we admit, sliders (or mini-hamburgers) have been around for a while. White Castle has had their legendary "Slyders" on the menu since it opened in 1921. But now the petite fare has gotten so big that it even has its own Best of Baltimore category this year. Also, restaurants are rolling out more trendy versions of the tiny creations. Canton's Annabel Lee Tavern offers lamb sliders. Salt in Butchers Hill has upscale foie gras and Kobe beef sliders. Favorite breakfast spot Miss Shirley's features lobster salad sliders. You can have the best of both worlds with surf and turf (crab and beef) sliders at J. Paul's. And there is even a meatless platter offered at Rocket to Venus in Hampden, aptly named the "Veggie Wimpies." As chef Bryan Yealy (of Captial Restaurant Concepts, owner of J. Paul's) explains, "They're great shared as an appetizer or can be made into a meal. It's an excellent way to give out small samplings of your signature items."
Bite-sized burgers are sliding their way onto our menus.
Issue date: August, 2008