"cheeseburger slider"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 21 01:40:26 UTC 2012

On 12/20/12 8:24 PM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
> On 12/20/2012 7:16 PM, paul johnson wrote:
>> ....
>>       they were the
>> miniburger on the square buns, In my youth 8 for a dollar at White
>> castle.
> --
> Me too, I guess.
> Small and cheap and greasy items that would slide down the throat one
> after another.
> Should be some sort of a burger, though, in my experience.
> I would not expect the term to be applied to a big expensive 'gourmet'
> burger, nor to some very different sort of sandwich (e.g., submarine,
> chicken salad, hot dog), nor to a ground-beef patty all by itself
> without bread.

I know of several cafes that are well on the road to pretentious that
serve sliders made from grass-fed beef (and on artisanal rolls).

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