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Apr 20, 2008 07:52 AM

Need for a party - sliders in Orlando

I am hosting a cocktail party mid-May, and I want to serve sliders, but I don't want to make them myself. I want to pick them up from somewhere. Who has good sliders in town? I know Midnight blue has great ones, but I think they are $3 each, and I don't want to spend $60 for 20 sliders. I think Uno's and Chili's have them too, but I haven't had theirs (and I'm pregnant and having aversions to meat, so I'm not in a position to do a tasting around town). Where do you recommend?

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  1. If you want to get a bunch of cheap sliders, save yourself a lot of money and aggravation and just go to Krystal. There are a few locations around town, including one I know of on 17-92, just north of 436 (Semoran).

    1. TGIFridays also has sliders on their menu but I don't think it would be cost effective to use them.

      I know you said you're not interested in making them yourself, but to me, there are few things as tasty as homemade sliders using the King's Hawaiian sweet rolls and a nice ground sirloin. Since the sliders are so small they cook quickly and it's a lot more cost effective.

      1. I've seen them at Beacon, but they'd be in the same price point as Midnight Blue. Just saw the commercials for Chili's version this weekend, don't know how they would keep though, if you didn't order them 20 minutes before people arrived.

        My mom would make these for our looooonnnnnngggg road trips. She'd cook and assemble them the night before, wrap them in wax paper and pop them in the fridge. We'd eat them throughout our 16-22 hour holiday pilgrimages to my grandparents. They always tasted good the next day. She would order parker house rolls, but the potato rolls were even better.

        There is a Krystals in WP, just south of the Aloma (SR 426) and Semoran (SR 436) intresection, right next to the Steak and Shake.

        Good luck with the hunt!

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        1. re: winechic

          Cheesecake Factory has them, but not sure about the price!!

          1. re: theflytyr

            Oh yeah, I forgot about them! Thanks. I think I'll end up calling Cheesecake and Uno's the day before the party and just asking what they'll charge me for 20 of them.

        2. Saw "Ale House Mini Burgers" on the menu at Ale House last night. 4 (2oz) burgers for $5.00ish. Look for them in the Burgers Section of the menu. FYI!

          1. You could always go "classic" and buy frozen White Castle from Publix. 30 seconds in the microwave with a damp paper towel and you're all set. Talk about haute cuisine!

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            1. re: CFByrne

              Was just in St. Louis for a family wedding and the group made at stop for White Castle "belly bombers" to relive the old times, Krystals just aren't the same.

              We've bought the frozen from Publix and they aren't bad if you are jonesing for a White Castle. :)

              1. re: winechic

                Oh yum! I love White Castles and I agree, Krystals don't come close. Something else I love at White Castle is the Fried Bologna and Egg breakfast sandwich. Soooo good! :o)