Tasty Talk: Slater’s 50/50

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I am an avid follower of the saying “You live to eat.” From one foodie to another, I absolutely love finding places to try new and different takes on my favorite dishes. Therefore, I would like to formally introduce Tasty Talk!” To pay tribute to all of my fellow foodies, this series will encompass everything about food, drinks, and recipes.

To kick off this series, I would like to introduce you to Slater’s 50/50!

.Colin and I ventured out from our favorite suburban restaurants for our anniversary dinner. When it comes to food, we have the hardest time with picking where to eat; therefore, we did our research and made the decision weeks in advance.

Slater’s 50/50 is a restaurant which revolves its menu around burgers, craft beer, and bacon. In 2009, Scott Slater founded Slater’s 50/50 in Anaheim Hills, southern California. Since the establishment of this creative and innovative restaurant, Slater’s has received numerous awards.

I am so thankful that there is a location in Highland Park, Dallas! So, for all my Dallas people, there is absolutely no excuse as to why you shouldn’t pop in, at least twice. The menu is full of amazing dishes that you can’t possibly fit your food adventure in one day. The menu also includes beer recommendations that will compliment and enhance the flavors of your food, however, neither of us are of age to legally drink — so this will be a must next time!

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For our appetizer, Colin and I shared the BBQ Pulled Pork Fries. Don’t be shocked when I tell you that these fries were probably the best loaded fries I’ve ever had.  These fries were loaded with cola-braised pulled pork, cheese, BBQ sauce, jalapeños and cilantro. It was a pleasant balance between spicy, savory, and salty flavors. Of course, when we go back for round two, we would love to have this item again; however, there are just so many other equally amazing options, that we have to try something else!

Price: $8.99

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During round one of our food-adventure, I played it somewhat safe with this flavor-full menu. In all honesty though, I was taking too much time to decide, and felt pressured to order because we both were so eager to eat. I decided to try out the 1/3 pounder Hawaiian. The Hawaiian is a a 50/50 blend of beef and bacon partnered with American cheese, sunny side up egg, spam, pineapple, teriyaki, and brioche. This dish was equally sweet and savory. The pineapple was grilled to help enhance the hearty flavor of the spam and burger. Even for a 1/3 pounder, this burger was a monster of its own — I could barely finish half of it! Overall, I would order this again, however, as I mentioned before, there are plenty of other options that deserve your attention as well!

Price: $11.49

Colin had the honor of eatting the Frito Pie burger. Similarly, he ordered the 1/3 pound, but that was more than enough for him. This burger is composed of: carne asada beef patty, Guinness bacon chili, BBQ spiced bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, roasted green chiles, pickled red onion, fresh jalapeños, Fritos, Sriracha mayo, and a brioche bun. Overall, Colin really enjoyed this burger, and reported that he would order this burger again — after trying out others on the menu, of course. He also said it was spicy because of the jalapeños, but delicious regardless.

Price: $10.99 

.Slater’s 50/50 has raised the bar for other burger joints. This establishment definitely fits into any city girl’s aesthetics, and the staff’s vibe is one of a family, which is very welcoming! In my opinion, the restaurant isn’t the in most optimal location because of the drive through Highland Park, but it’s definitely worth the patience of going through all those stop signs.

Slater’s is definitely listed on both of Colin and I’s list of favorite places to eat. We plan on visiting again, and will be able to experience the restaurant in it’s entirety because we will be able to order the recommended craft beers!

Stay tuned for part two!

Hopefully you enjoyed the first episode of Tasty Talk! I’m so excited for this series because it gives me a valid excuse to try a bunch of different restaurants and foods. If you have any recommendations on any restaurants in the Dallas metroplex, Houston, Austin, etc., please let a girl know!

I’m also very interested in learning how to cook, so I would love to try out recommended recipes as well!

xx With Love, Joslyn

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