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5 Boston sliders you need to eat this weekend

Published On 09/11/2014 Published On 09/11/2014

The fall football frenzy is here, and after Week 1 you may find yourself needing to eat your football feelings. Luckily there are sliders: tiny burgers that SEEM like a way to not eat as much, but you'll likely end up eating even more because they're so cute and tiny. Boston has moved way past White Castle with these five little between-bun-gems you should get your hands on:

Lincoln Tavern

Lincoln Tavern

South Boston 
The Kobe Sliders at this Southie hotspot are totally next-level, owing their tastiness to bacon aioli, muenster, and a sunny-side up quail egg. Better still, they are available for brunch, lunch, AND dinner, because sliders are an anytime snack.   

Ashmont Grill

Ashmont Grill

Dorchester 
Ashmont Grill, always rocking their eclectic menu of global comfort foods, goes Greek for these wood-grilled lamb sliders on olive focaccia. They probably could have stopped there, but they add on cucumber raita, feta, and crispy onion strings for some proper Mediterranean mojo. Even your Yia Yia would approve. (She also wants you to have a beer from AG’s stellar list).

Lucky's Lounge

Lucky's Lounge

Waterfront
Lucky’s, the Fort Point pioneer, also blazed a trail as the home of Boston’s Original Mini Burgers. With their own special sauce. So there’s that. These days, these mighty bites have buddies: pulled pork minis sauced with homemade sweet & tangy BBQ goodness and... quail egg Kobe sliders (spot a trend?!). Pro tip: go for the combo board and get one of each. 

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Minibar

Back Bay
Inside Minibar, it IS a small world after all (minus the creepy animatronic children and insufferable music). They take pride in making satisfying small plates with big flavors, and their sliders make a compelling case. They source New England beef for their burgers, and keep it close to home with Vermont sharp cheddar and spicy aioli. Super bonus: from 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday, they’re $2 each while they last. We’ll see you there around 4ish.

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Church

Fenway
You could base a religion on Church’s mini sammie selection, or you could just become part of the cult following. Currently on the altar of awesome are beer-braised brisket with Swiss, black Angus with truffle aioli, and a crab & andouille combo crowned with Old Bay tartar sauce. Hallelujah!

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1. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant 425 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 (South Boston)

A modern, yet classic American pub in Southie, Lincoln Tavern whips up decadent dishes like bacon and butternut squash pizza, oven braised short ribs with truffled mac 'n' cheese, and, for brunch, a memorable smoked prime rib hash. To wash it all down, make sure to check out the 40+ bottles/drafts, creative cocktail selection, or (if you're really thirsty) the 1.5 liter prosecc o "Bucket of Bubbles."

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2. Ashmont Grill 555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124 (Dorchester)

This neighborhood grill joint boasts a sweet patio and fresh takes on American classics.

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3. Lucky's Lounge 355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 (Financial Dist Waterfront)

During the early days of the Fort Point renaissance, Lucky’s opted for out-of-the-way-no-sign-having coolness in this red, plush '50s-esque lounge. Even cooler: there’s FREE shuttle service to Lucky's from anywhere in South Boston!

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4. minibar 51 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)

Inside Minibar, it IS a small world after all. They take pride in making satisfying small plates with big flavors, and their sliders make a compelling case. They source New England beef for their Mini Burgers, and top them off with Vermont sharp cheddar and spicy aioli. Super bonus: from 5pm-7pm, Monday through Thursday, they’re $2 each while they last.

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5. Church Restaurant & Nightclub 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston, MA 02215 (Fenway Kenmore)

Because you enjoy both eating chili and making chefs feel good about themselves, don't miss this tequila-sponsored culinary throwdown during which you'll get to do both of your aforementioned favorite things: 1) sample seven chilis from seven Fenway area chefs (including Tiffani Faison, John Rush, Michael Schlow, etc.), and 2) make one of them get to point at the others and shout "in yo' face!" by helping pick the winning recipe.

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