We first started off with a trio sampler appetizer plate with sweet potatoe fries, onion rings, and fried bacon mac n' cheese balls, each of which had their own dipping sauce. I never really pictured these combinations together, but they worked! The paired the sweet potatoe fries with a pumpkin sauce (really delicious), the onion rings with a home-made BBQ sauce, and the fried balls with Tapatio ranch.
While the marriage between the sweet potatoe fries and pumpkin sauce was a match made in heaven, the winning item on platter had to go the fried bacon & mac 'n cheese balls. I mean those round indulgances epitomize comfort food. While unfortuantely the onion rings were my least favorite. They were a bit soggy, which is definitely not a sexy characteristic to possess.
I was already starting to get full from when load and behold our burgers arrived. I ordered the Hawaiian Burger, which was a creation complete with their signature 50/50 patty (50% ground beef and 50% bacon, yeah seriously...) topped with a grilled pineapple, Spam, sunny side up egg, American cheese, baconnaise and a teriyaki glaze on a beautiful white brioche bread. I cannot see any flaw with this burger and it tasted just as amazing.
My partner however ordered a much healthier alternative and decided to try the World's Greatest Turkey Burger which consisted of a turkey patty topped with smoked gouda, baby greens, red onions, a portobello mushroom cap and creamy pesto sauce on a honey wheat bun. Mmm... But there was no holding back on our last and finale dish.
Food should be fun and I especially love all the twisted combinations that Slaters 50/50 presented to their patrons. And I mean bacon makes everything taste better, don't you agree? With burgers ranging in the $12-$15 price range, this definitely isn't your typical McDonalds meal. But if you want to indulge in a creative and decadent creation this joint will definitely get you hooked..
AND they're participating in Orange County Restaurant Week (menu details here) starting Sunday Feb 24th! For $15 you get an appetizer and a burger (which usually can cost $15 as is). Great deal and an even more amazing meal.
Or if you're feeling like pigging on out a decadent burger there are a ton of other restaurants participating in Orange County Restaurant Week at all price points starting at $15 for Lunch to $40 dinners. There's chill laid back restaurants like Zimzala (yelp review) to fancy-shamcy old- money restaurants like the Ritz Carlton and a ton more!!
What dish do you look most forward to while dining at your favorite restaurant?