Check out unique twists on the classic slider, including banh mi pork belly and Nordic mackerel versions, at these eclectic Philly eateries.
This upscale Northern European bistro presents out-of-the-box Nordic flavors that are otherwise rare on the dining scene. Adventurous eaters can gobble down the "Broodjes Haring" sliders, which are soft potato rolls filled with herring, cucumber and pickled onion ($9).
Located in Northern Liberties, this cozy gastropub serves its hip clientele a porcine-heavy menu of comfort food. The petite lamb sliders arrive lined up, buns off, ready to be devoured one by one. While the onions and pickles are clearly visible, the smoked paprika aioli is only detected after the first bite, bringing out the smokiness of the lamb (3 for $11).
Dine surrounded by images of 1940s pin-up girls on the walls while digging in to home-style comfort food at this casual eatery. The sliders feature top-of-the-line ingredients like Kobe beef and applewood smoked bacon, slathered in creamy Boursin cheese that oozes out the side. The brioche-clad trio also comes with beer battered onion rings on the side ($12.50).
This low-key bourbon bar in Northern Liberties provides a cozy spot to grab stiffly-poured drinks and bar bites. The banh mi sliders have obvious Asian influences (pickled carrots, Sriracha aioli), however the pork belly itself has been braised in anise and cinnamon, which gives it a subtle but sweet flavor ($10).