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Keg Sliders

Aardvark Oct 23, 2006 02:28 PM

I recently tried the sliders (3 small burgers) at the Keg on Church and front. They are modelled on the Hal burger trio concept and although they are not yet on the menu you can order them if you ask the server.

I have had them twice and have been really impressed. Thick and nicely charred on the outside and juicy and flavourful on the inside. I must admit some trepidation over whether they are 100% ground beef but I still really enjoyed them. Anyone else tried these yet?

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  1. xtal RE: Aardvark Oct 23, 2006 02:34 PM

    Pricing? Are they served as an app, or a main? Any sides?

    1. pinstripeprincess RE: Aardvark Oct 23, 2006 02:49 PM

      are they sliders or mini-burgers?

      i was given the impression that sliders are steamed meat typified by tiny holes that allow even heating and cooking. therefore... charring is much less likely. ie. the love it or hate it nature of white castle... which i'm damn curious about.

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        WooKstah RE: Aardvark Oct 23, 2006 04:38 PM

        I actually tried these a couple of weeks back, having been there with some friends and not quite hungry enough for a steak. They were pretty tasty.

        From what I remember, they were $8.95, and came with a side of Fries & Onion Strings. They are more mini-burger than sliders, fairly substantial. They were on the Bar Menu, but not the regular Menu.

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        1. re: WooKstah
          Aardvark RE: WooKstah Oct 23, 2006 09:26 PM

          When I last ordered them I had to order the fries separately but they supposedly come with the onion strings. I believe the slider terminology is just the Keg using the term loosely. Both time I've had them I had them as a main not an app.

        2. The Chowhound Team RE: Aardvark Oct 24, 2006 12:57 AM

          If you are wondering, please see this thread for an explanation of what sliders are: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. deelicious RE: Aardvark Oct 24, 2006 04:30 AM

            Tried them at The Keg with some beer and thought they were pretty tasty. Reason for the post though is to clear up that the trio burger was around long before Hal opened. But Hal does a have a first! First place to charge more than $10.00 for a completely crappy burger. Are they still open?

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              foodgangsta RE: Aardvark Nov 2, 2006 03:51 PM

              Sliders should be dripping with onion juice as they are steam fried and not grilled. (a la White Castle) These sound like mini-burgers to me, NOT sliders.

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              1. re: foodgangsta
                Aardvark RE: foodgangsta Nov 2, 2006 03:56 PM

                They are mini burgers. The Keg staff used the term sliders but they are not sliders.

              2. spigot RE: Aardvark Nov 4, 2006 09:04 PM

                I've never had a good mini-burger.

                I've had atrocious dry meatball-like mini-burgers on stale buns at two places - 1., that restaurant that used to be on King West (north side west of Bathurst, not Loft but some name like that, very stylish white decor + patio, terrible service, closed about two years ago... ringing any bells?) and 2., a restaurant in NY that I can't remember anything about at all.

                Anyway, I've never had a mini-burger worth eating. I would love to, though :-)

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                  Aardvark RE: spigot Nov 5, 2006 01:50 PM

                  I would agree with the exception of the Church Street Keg mini burgers. Really juicy and tasty. They are definitely worth a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.

                  1. re: spigot
                    foodgangsta RE: spigot Nov 14, 2006 07:15 PM

                    The only true mini-burger is a White Castle. Since the 1920s, the original fast food burger joint, and the original fast food burger. All others are just imitations of the "slyder" and some of them don't even slide. I've got the craving!!!

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                    Gary RE: Aardvark Aug 6, 2007 02:16 PM

                    I'm with Aardvark... these are great. My wife and I had some Keg gift card dollars to use up but weren't very happy with our last meal experience there. So we just went and sat in the bar area and used up the balance on drinks and sliders. I agree, they are incorrectly named, as they are simply mini-burgers, definitely not steamed over onion or any of that jazz. But, wow! They tasted fantastic, very juicy, not dry at all. Probably the only good reason I can think of to visit the Keg, at least the Church St. location.

                    1. OnDaGo RE: Aardvark Aug 6, 2007 09:43 PM

                      Love the mini burger trio at Trevor. hard part is going in with a date and trying to figure who gets the last one...

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