Friday, March 27, 2009

All Hail The Slider

I've been delighted with the comeback of the slider. From the humble White Castle beginnings, it has shown up with increasing regularity in many eateries, such as The Cheesecake Factory and more. The best sliders I've ever had were lovingly, organically made by some of the most loving, organic people I know, and still are the gold standard I compare everything to.

Word comes today that I may be able to enjoy some sliders on my airport trips, as Johnny Rockets, that ubiquitous throwback eatery, is now adding 6 varieties of sliders to the menu, along with other so-called "mini-foods." I expect to see more clever variations on the theme soon, at other establishments. Salmon sliders? Buffalo sliders? Ostrich sliders? Maybe a chain that just serves miniature food? Oh, the marketing possibilities...

In any case, join me in hailing the current ascent of the slider in our world. Go grab some for lunch, and celebrate.


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