Forget plain cheeseburger sliders. From mini beef bombs smothered with peanut butter and bacon to chicken-fried-chicken stuffed between bite-sized Texas toast, here are five outrageously delicious sliders to try in Houston:
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420 Bites Where to get them: Mr. Sizzles Curbside
Like it or not, bacon cheeseburger sliders loaded with crunchy peanut butter and stuffed between two miniature chocolate donuts exist. We think you should like it — because against all odds, the teeny burgers are actually outrageously good. Hit the food truck up to get one for $4, two for $6 or, screw it, four for $10.
Sticky Sliders Where to get them: Hubcap Grill, 1133 W. 19th
If the donuts scare you but the peanut butter doesn't, Hubcap's seriously sticky sliders are for you. Four beefy miniature cheeseburgers come dripping in beef juice, stacked with bacon and American cheese and smothered in crunchy peanut butter. The end result is juicy, salty, cheesy, and totally nutty. Get four for $6.99 then add on buffalo fries because YOU CAN.
Pulled Duck Confit Sliders Where to get them: Line & Lariat, 220 Main
We can get down with this Hotel Icon eatery's upscale sliders. The pulled duck meat is impossibly rich thanks to cooking in its own fat, while deeply caramelized onions and a bright blueberry BBQ sauce add extra pop. Get a trio for $14
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Gyro Sliders Where to get them: Byzantio Cafe and Bar, 403 W. Gray
With beautifully seasoned gyro meat, sliced tomato, basil, red onion and a hunk of creamy feta and slather of mayo all stuffed between sliced French bread, these Mediterranean-style sliders are like an awesome cross between a greek salad and a gyro. Get 3 for $9.95.
Southern Chicks Where to get them: Urban Eats, 3414 Washington
Buttery as hell mini-sized Texas toasts make the base for these Southern-style sandwiches. Slathered with garlic lime mayo and stuffed with chicken-fried chicken, butter lettuce, plump tomato, and bread and butter pickles, these excellent two-biters reminds us just why we love Texas so much. Get a trio for $12.