If I’ve got the choice between a regular sized burger and a slider, I pick a slider every time. My reasoning is that you get many more perfect bites with sliders. Burgers can leave you with too much bun, too much meat, too little pickle… you know the drill.
Here are some of the best sliders you’ll find in Seattle for when you’re craving the perfect bite and a beer.
Some Random Bar. Oh boy, you just can’t go wrong with the Pork Belly Sliders at Some Random Bar. (And, really, when you can you ever go wrong with pork belly?) These little gems have a nice big hunk ‘o belly with a honey-cider vinegar glaze, guava-habanero hot sauce, and apple-cabbage slaw for the perfect sweet, savory, fatty, crunchy mix.
Toulouse Petit. Toulouse Petit brings the Big Easy to Seattle, and their small sliders are certainly Big in taste. Found on the Happy Hour/Late Night menu, Toulouse Petit offers three different kinds of sliders: Beef, Spicy Lamb and Cajun Meatloaf all for $7.50. I love the Spicy Lamb and always add the Pommes Frites with aioli. Pair them with a glass of red wine for a luxurious evening at an extreme bargain.
Cask & Trotter. If you love sliders, then you have to visit Cask & Trotter. Now. No, seriously, stop reading this article and go there now!
Still reading? Ok. They’ve got eleven, ELEVEN, different kinds of sliders including Bacon Gorgonzola, Buffalo Chop and Smoked Pastrami, Pulled Chicken and Portobello. They’re perfectly portioned and you can add a delicious side for just a few extra bucks.
Le Petit Cochon. You may think that ordering sliders may be the “lighter” option than a full burger or sandwich, but that’s because you haven’t tried the K.F.C. Sliders at Le Petit Cochon. These tasty monsters have a huuuuuuge piece of fried chicken on them, kimchi, pickled daikon, smoked egg, and ranch; and are just beyond tasty. If you’ve somehow still got extra room, try their Blue Cheese Donuts as well.
Drae’s Lake Route Eatery. This year-old restaurant in Rainier Beach has a fun menu with plenty of options for both veggie lovers and meat eaters. I adore the Kahlua Pork Sliders made with slow-roasted Kahlua pork, pineapple slaw and BBQ sauce. They’re perfect on a day when the sun is peeking through the clouds and you’re sipping a nice, cold beer.