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starbucksbrew Apr 20, 2008 07:52 AM

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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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Apr 20, 2008 09:12 AM

    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).

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      roo_hound Apr 20, 2008 11:53 AM

      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. winechic Apr 21, 2008 10:23 AM

        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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          theflytyr Apr 21, 2008 01:08 PM

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

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            starbucksbrew Apr 22, 2008 06:02 AM

            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. winechic Apr 28, 2008 11:19 AM

          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. CFByrne Apr 29, 2008 01:10 AM

            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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              winechic Apr 30, 2008 07:45 AM

              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. :)

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                voyageurdemonde Apr 30, 2008 08:20 AM

                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)

            2. winechic Jun 11, 2008 11:22 AM

              Which sliders did you end up with for your May party?

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