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Detroit Slider review revisited

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goatgolfer Sep 9, 2012 08:03 PM

Rainsux was talking Slider smack at Trizest last night and I found this old review. He wants to do a walking (probably driving will be required) review in 2012 terms. So, for reference a 2007 review again:

a few weeks ago, a local sports talk radio show, the sports inferno on 1270, had an on-air taste off to determine the best sliders in metro detroit. five guys graded on taste (up to 15 points), texture (up to 10 points), and presentation (up to 5 points). the results were as follows:

1) telway - madison heights (127 points)
2) hunter house - birmingham (118)
3) little brothers - (115)
4) green's - famington (110.5)
5) bray's - hazel park (110)
6) travis burger - roseville (109.5)
7) bates burger - livonia (108)
8) comet burger - royal oak (101.5)
9) white castle - all over (101)
10) mott's - downtown detroit (86.5)

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    VTB RE: goatgolfer Sep 9, 2012 08:14 PM

    I just finished a Great Lakes perch fry, and the memory of Rainsux's 'Detroit Slider Crawl Day' proposal is really unsettling me at the moment. :-(

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      boagman RE: VTB Sep 9, 2012 10:02 PM

      Sissy! ;)

      In point of fact, I've been to fewer than half of those listed above...but the fact that Hunter House came in second place causes me to view the list as highly suspect. There is no dimension, either this one or anyone in parallel to this one (with the possible exception of Bizarro World) wherein Hunter House would beat Green's in Farmington. Heresy, says I. HERESY.

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        goatgolfer RE: VTB Sep 13, 2012 02:27 PM

        Hard to have a perch crawl without a conductor and a driver - > But, with you as Captain -> that may follow Street Chicken from Oppsie ( Jeremy can drive he doesn't drink (much)). !

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        Michigan Mishuganer RE: goatgolfer Sep 10, 2012 09:23 AM

        found a history of sliders here:

        http://www.slashfood.com/2010/05/12/t...

        1. rainsux RE: goatgolfer Sep 11, 2012 11:45 PM

          An on-air taste-off may make for good radio, but I am curious well (or not) the various sliders
          survive the trip and the inevitable re-heat. I am astonished to see HH at #2 and Motz at #10 ... Weird.

          I will also include/suggest: Omega, Walt's and Super Chief.

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            goatgolfer RE: rainsux Sep 13, 2012 02:32 PM

            So, Rain or Sux, When is the taste-off and do we invite the media?

          2. rainsux RE: goatgolfer Nov 4, 2012 02:17 PM

            I have been negligent in my Chowhound duties
            to prepare a Slider Crawl. I apologize ... but I
            was vacationing somewhere warm. The good
            days were 84F, sunny, with strong trade winds.
            The truly bad days were 82F, sunny with light
            trade winds.

            I have returned. Let the record show that I was
            not a total slacker during this down period. I did
            research possible stops for a Slider Crawl.

            I have not yet confirmed that all these establishments
            do indeed have sliders on their menus.

            Walt's, 3425 Highland, Waterford, MI 48328
            Super Chief, 340 W Walton Blvd,Pontiac, MI 48340
            Omega, 332 S Telegraph Rd,Pontiac, MI 48341
            Motor City, 44911 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48341
            Deputy Dog, 139 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
            Bates, 33406 5 Mile Rd,Livonia, MI 48154
            Bates, 22291 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills, MI
            Greene's, 24155 Orchard Lake Rd,Farmington, MI 48336
            Motz, 7208 W Fort, Detroit, MI 48209
            Joe's, 125 Elm, Wyandotte, MI 48192
            Bray's, 25650 Ford, Westland, MI 48185
            Little Brothers, 201 W Fourth, Royal Oak, MI
            Sonny's, 20001 Schoolcraft, Detroit, MI 48223
            Carter's, 22990 Outer Dr, Dearborn, MI 48124
            Hunter House, 35075 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
            Telway, 6820 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48310
            Comet, 207 S Main, Royal Oak, MI 48067
            Hamburger Hut, 27090 Grand River, Redford, MI 48240
            Seeburger's, 71 N Main, Mt Clemens, MI 48043
            Knapp's, 304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307
            Brayz, 22941 Dequindre, Hazel Park, MI, 48030
            Old Fashioned, 19533 Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48228
            Carter's, 2908 Fort, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
            Elmer's, 8515 W Chicago, Detroit, MI 48204
            Little Brothers, 1260 Joslyn, Pontiac, MI, 48340
            Burger Spot, 550 Forest Ave, Plymouth, MI, 48170
            Blimpy Burger, 551 S Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
            Vinnie's, 47417 Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 48188
            Travis, 23500 Greater Mack Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080
            Marcus, 6349 McNichols, Detroit, MI, 48212

            Did I miss anything? Hah! What did I miss?

            Clearly; we aren't gonna hit them all in one crawl. Or; two
            crawls. That's a LOT of grease to digest. I'm thinking of
            breaking this up into multiple Saturday's; ~4 stops/crawl.
            Agree? Disagree?

            I propose:

            Saturday; Nov 17th @ 11:30AM (far NW side)
            - Motor City (not the classic slider shack)
            - Omega Grub Station
            - Super Chief
            - Walt's
            - Little Brothers
            - Knapp's

            My vehicle has seating for 4-5 ... you are welcome to
            rendezvous at my home. Who is "in"terested?

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              RedTop RE: rainsux Nov 5, 2012 10:36 AM

              rain...
              Travis, in SCS is my all-time favorite greasy spoon. But I can't call their hamburgers, Sliders. More than two bites.

              And, just found a nice Slider plate at Martin's Famous Ham & Corned Beef Deli II on Gratiot in Eastpointe. I had 'em lose the condiments and pickle and only include the burned-to-a-crisp onions, and they were tasty. Cheese or bacon available at an extra charge.

              Good luck with the Crawl.

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                boagman RE: RedTop Nov 5, 2012 10:40 AM

                Two bites? Wow...that's a tough standard! Even Greene's are 3-4 bites!

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                  RedTop RE: boagman Nov 5, 2012 10:59 AM

                  Well, I might have overstated.

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                    rainsux RE: RedTop Nov 5, 2012 12:13 PM

                    Whew!

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                goatgolfer RE: rainsux Jan 23, 2013 08:13 PM

                Under the radar; a Michigan Public TV show just rated Joe's Hamburgers in Wyandotte as a contender. The chase may again be afoot.

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                  boagman RE: goatgolfer Jan 23, 2013 09:59 PM

                  I'm still up for a slider crawl if folks are interested. I'm going to Fort Lauderdale next week for my first weeklong vacation in 10 years, but after that? I should be pretty good to go.

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                    prcentauri RE: boagman Jan 24, 2013 06:27 AM

                    i may be interested. i've only been to bates, hunter house, blimpy burger and comet.

              3. rainsux RE: goatgolfer Jan 24, 2013 06:58 AM

                I'm still interested, but have been (mostly) working in
                DC since Nov 6th.

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                  goatgolfer RE: goatgolfer May 18, 2013 11:39 AM

                  Motz' still going strong. Full crowd at 1pm on a Saturday and everyone is friendly. $1.50/burger. Still a deal.

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                    goatgolfer RE: goatgolfer Jun 15, 2013 12:44 PM

                    Went to Joe's Wyandotte today. Saw them on TV. Wyandotte on a nice day is very charming. Joe's burgers are just also ran's. Unusually greasy and missing any discernible beef flavor even with an extra helping of salt.

                    Motz is moving up my scale and I only have a few more to try.

                    1. dearborn barkis RE: goatgolfer Jun 15, 2013 02:17 PM

                      I don't know. I wouldn't put much credence into any poll that ranks White Castle above Mott's. Went to Mott's yesterday from Dearborn and it was more than worth the drive.

                      1. TraderJoe RE: goatgolfer Jun 17, 2013 11:25 AM

                        Gotta love a Bates bomb but for brevity sake (not to mention your health) I'd start and end at Telway.
                        It is just that good.

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                          goatgolfer RE: goatgolfer Jun 20, 2013 11:36 AM

                          Bray'z @9 + Dequindre. Factory patty ends up with no bark on the burger. Good toasted bun. Middle of the pack.

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