No matter what they say, you know size does matter. Yet sometimes, like in the instance of certain culinary delights, or sleek, sexy spy gear, smaller is actually better. Enter the slider, the mini menu heavyweight taking the nation by storm. Here’s the Top 5 places to indulge your wee tooth.
1 The Porch
Named number one for their sliders more than once, The Porch has the brought something special to the table here. Brisket is smoked for 12 to 15 hours and simmered in their flavorful barbecue sauce. Topped with spicy horseradish, a crispy dill pickle and house-made coleslaw, this is an automatic Texas favorite. The kicker, however, has to be the sweet Hawaiian roll, which balances the flavors nicely.
2912 N. Henderson Ave. 214.828.2916, http://www.theporchrestaurant.com/
2 The Mansion on Turtle Creek
The main issue when you saddle up to the bar at The Mansion on Turtle Creek wont' be which specialty cocktail to try, but which slider dish to choose. Your options are a classic trio of beef sliders with bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried quail egg, or Lobster Sliders with roasted tomato, tarragon aioli and frisee. Good luck.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, 214.443.4747, http://www.mansiononturtlecreek.com/dine1.cfm
3 The Place at Perry's
The Place at Perry's may have discontinued their famed Saturday Sliders, a smorgasbord of various options such as meatloaf and cheeseburger, but you can still get the traditional, delectable little morsels on the lunch menu. Made with tender, juicy filet mignon, these puppies are a perfect impressive dish for your weekday power lunch.
2911 Routh St, 214.871.9991, http://www.theplaceatperrys.com
While the actual interior of Dragonfly is down for renovations until early next month, you can still get their incredible fare poolside or in the lobby. Try their burger sliders at lunch, a simple prime ground sirloin, airy roll from Empire Baking Company, Gouda cheese, pickled relish and crisp pickle. Perfection.
2332 Leonard St, 214.550.9500, http://www.hotelzazadallas.com/fine-dining-dallas.php
5 Kent Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen
One of the kings of Dallas cuisine, Kent Rathbun's Blue Plate is the newest in his ever-widening restaurant arsenal, which includes Abacus, multiple Jasper's locations, Zea and the modern barbecue eatery Blue Plate. Come in and enjoy his version of the popular slider dish: savory Wood Grilled Bison Sliders on a brioche bun, topped with gooey cheddar cheese. Heaven.
6130 Luther Lane, 214.890.1103, http://www.kentrathbun.com/blueplate/dallas