"cheeseburger slider"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 21 16:38:07 UTC 2012

At 12/21/2012 11:18 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>I'll second (third, forth... whatever...) the importance of the small
>"hamburger bun" in "slider".

And Frontier's example of downsizing to improve profitability --
serve a slider instead of a fully-grown burger ... and make it sound
upscale, too.


>I've seen "slider platters" with several
>burger incarnations on them, but I've also seen an entire menu of
>sliders that included tuna tartare, lox&capers and "egg salad" as
>filler. So "no" on hamburger-only definition.
>tuna sliders
>tuna tartare sliders
>chicken salad sliders
>lobster salad sliders (@Wegmans)
>bacon and egg salad sliders (does not specify the kind of "roll")
>If you want a tautology, you an find one here:
>Salmon Lox Sliders
>An assortment of sliders here:
>A couple of odd items on this PDF menu:
>Mini Hamburger Sliders
>Nova Lox Sliders
>South African Fried Gefilte Fish Balls
>Blanketed Dogs
>Spanikopita (odd spelling)
>Pareve Caesar Salad  (odd spelling, but presumably implies lack of
>cheese, since it is available with a side of chicken)
>     VS-)
>On 12/20/2012 8:09 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>On Dec 20, 2012, at 6:49 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>>>So when I order a "pulled pork slider", I am actually ordering a
>>>hamburger?? That would be news to both me and the restaurant.
>>Or, as the wiki-entry puts it:
>>"A slider is a small sandwich, typically around 3 in (7.6 cm)
>>across, served in a bun. The term primarily refers to small
>>hamburgers, but can also cover any small sandwich served on a
>>slider roll."  I've also had, or declined the opportunity to have,
>>non-hamburger-type sliders.
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