J. Mark's and Grateful Palate Win Top Prizes in Slider Battle
|Photos by Eric Barton|
|Rare's burger of pulled short ribs took second.|
And that was true with the winners: J. Marks, which won the overall judging, and Grateful Palate, which took home the people's choice award.
Click here to see a full slide show from the slider battle.
Grateful Palate won the people's choice with an
unconventional slider 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 event.
|Rocco's Tacos served up a chicken burger with salsa and sour cream.|
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 restaurants.
|Market 17 Featured a burger with grass-fed beef and pork.|
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.
Check Clean Plate Charlie tomorrow for more from the winners.
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