J. Mark's and Grateful Palate Win Top Prizes in Slider Battle

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Photos by Eric Barton
Rare's burger of pulled short ribs took second.
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.

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.

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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.

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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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YOLO Restaurant and O Lounge

333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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4 comments
Crazymiamiman
Crazymiamiman

All the Resturuants step up there game but JMarks sliders are amazing and they won for a reason Dennis to call the winner slider a joke only makes you seem foolish.

SAL
SAL

If Jmarks won where the picture of the winning slider?

Dennis
Dennis

J Marks winning with their pedestrian prime rib is a joke. http://bit.ly/ga0Zfx

And why do all of the photos have a caption of who took the picture, rather than what the picture is?

Fax
Fax

Quit whining.....damn!

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