Eclectic slides

What is it with the sliders these days? It seems like every casual menu in town has them. I’m not inherently against sliders, as they are good for sharing as appetizers and make great kid-sized portions, but Americans seem to have a fondness for cute, small food these days.

I stopped in at the new Star Ginger (3101 Folsom Boulevard) recently, and they have toasted banh mi pork sliders that, granted, sound pretty good.

Spin Burger Bar (1020 16th Street) features B33 Kobe sliders, with Cambozola cheese and melted onion. 3 Fires Lounge (1501 L Street) has basic Angus sliders with American cheese, while the very eclectic Tex Wasabi’s (2243 Arden Way) has pulled pork “slyders” that you can order in batches of three, six or 12.

The most sliderrific yet is Ink Eats & Drinks (2730 N Street), which has two versions: fried egg sliders with meat and cheese at breakfast, and sloppy Joe sliders for the rest of the day. Slide on over and start snackin’.