If there was one standard about the sliders served tonight at YOLO's "Sips & Sliders at Sunset," it's that they weren't your typical beef, bacon, and cheese affair. Duck meat, grass-fed pork, and fancy condiments were the standard fare under grilled broiche buns.
Grateful Palate won the people's choice with an
served between two tostones, slaw, and a conch patty. That tostone
sandwich design may have helped, considering that those observing Passover
can't eat bread. The table seemed to have the steadiest line at the
J. Mark's got the top prize with a burger of slow-cooked
prime rib. It wasn't the fanciest burger, but it delivered the beefy
flavor missing in some of the fancier sliders served by the 17
Taking second in the judging was Rare, which served a simple slider of short ribs that were slow-roasted, pulled, and
tossed with a tangy barbecue sauce. D'Angelo took third with the oddest
combination of the night -- a veal patty topped with smoked salmon, Brie, and pesto.
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from the winners.