You know the saying the best things come in small packages? In this case, we mean food too. Here are some great spots to fulfill that naughty craving with a bite of goodness minus the overindulging food coma.
1 Sable Kitchen and Bar
As part of Chef Heather Terhune’s concept of social plates, Sable offers a Bison Short Rib slider with Root Beer glaze meant to share, but maybe you won’t want to.
505 N. State St. 312.755.9704. http://www.sablechicago.com/
Offering a variety of slider options, the Filet Mignon is quite the talk of the town, as well as the buttermilk fried chicken and blackened tilapia. And don’t forget the truffle fries.
18 E. Bellevue Pl. 312.642.3400. http://www.luxbar.com/
3 Mana Food Bar
For the vegetarian variation, the “Mana Slider” a patty of brown rice and mushrooms with spicy mayo has been receiving rave reviews around the Chicagoland area for years. If you haven’t checked it out yet, carnivore or not, it’s worth a try.
1742 W. Division St. 773.342.1742. www.manafoodbar.com
4 Rockit Bar and Grill
Known for their burgers and truffle fries, the RBG sliders offer three miniature black angus patties on parkerhouse buns. Or opt for the big portion on a pretzel roll.
22 W. Hubbard. 312.645.6000. http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/
5 Hop Haus
With 24 gourmet types of burgers, it’s the wild sliders that caught our eye. Chi isn’t known for it’s exotic game meats, but here you can get a sampling of Ostrich, Boar or Lamb burgers with upscale accouterments.
646 N. Franklin.312.280.8832. http://www.thehophaus.com/