Friday, April 22, 2011

Slater's 50/50

I'd been hearing about these awesome burgers in the OC, Slater's 50/50 - Burgers by Design to be exact. It is Good Friday, and about to be a better Friday, as my two friends raving about Slater's are both off and up for a roadtrip. Let the games begin!

Just so I'm clear, the 50/50 part of Slater's is their signature burger blend of 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef. The Burgers by Design part is that you select from a busload of options to build your custom burger. They do have some standards, including a very tempting Peanut Butter and Jellousy (see Mo's Foggybottom post from last October), but we were there to make our own.

Make sure you're in decision-making mode when you go. First you decide on your burger meat: 50/50, beef, turkey, chicken or veggie; then how huge: 1/3, 2/3 or a full pound; then brioche, focaccia or honey wheat bun, or lettuce wrapped; then a fromagerie selection from the list of 13 cheeses; then one of the 19 sauces; then four of the 21 toppings; and finally, any Over the Top toppings like a fried egg, stuffing or fried pickle chips.

My creation is the 50/50 burger on brioche, with havarti cheese and sage mayonnaise, then topped with grilled onions, grilled pineapple, roasted peppers and baby greens. From here on, this is know as the Cruise Director burger. I love the knife speared in, serving as both form and function for full burger enjoyment!

Do I have to tell you how fabulous it was? The bacon in the burger surpassed any bacon on the burger by a gazillion miles.

Slater's is in a strip mall in Anaheim Hills, next to a Curves. What a cruel situation for the ladies doing their express workouts! We waddled out after our burgers, past the Curves, and thought about naps. Well, and the next time we could get back to the OC for another 50/50!

Click here to go to Slater's 50/50's Web site.

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