Detroit Slider review revisited
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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By xman887 on Jun 20, 2007 07:10 PM
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.
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
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.
Saturday; Nov 17th @ 11:30AM (far NW side)
- Motor City (not the classic slider shack)
- Omega Grub Station
- Super Chief
- Little Brothers
My vehicle has seating for 4-5 ... you are welcome to
rendezvous at my home. Who is "in"terested?
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.
Motz' still going strong. Full crowd at 1pm on a Saturday and everyone is friendly. $1.50/burger. Still a deal.
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.
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.
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.
Bray'z @9 + Dequindre. Factory patty ends up with no bark on the burger. Good toasted bun. Middle of the pack.