Purveyor: Bondi Hardware, Bondi NSW, Australia
Menu Item: Spiced Chicken Sliders
Price: 4 for $20 AUD
Squawk: Nice venue. Good beer list. Friendly Staff. But you just want to know if four of those tiny lil sliders are worth $20 right? Short answer: No. Long answer: No. (See below)
Buaawk: The tiny bits of chicken were so deeply fried that they resembled bits of Karagi you might find in a Japanese place – which would be good if they were nice and moist, but they were mostly dry. The bacon jam sounded like a bad idea, and it was, but you can’t go wrong with Sriracha slaw, which is the saving grace for these overpriced, undersized burgers. Oh and they don’t come with fries/chips either. Those you have to order separately which just seems so totally out of the sprit of chicken burgering (we made that word up) that if it wasn’t for the delicious beers and sunny outdoor tables, we’d call in the burger police.
Some very interesting things going on in the Big Apple.
Via Grub Street
Some people seem to think Shake Shack just might be the best burger chain in the world. We’re not sure, but they did just announce their first ever chicken sandwich. The fried chicken looks crispy and crunchy in all the right ways and we can already imagine the juiciness of the meat. The pickles look absolutely dynamite and the buttermilk herb mayo must be addicting if it’s used so liberally. It’s available starting today for a limited time only at Shake Shack’s Brooklyn locations.