Monday, September 12, 2011
Eatery - Slater's 50/50 (CA) Revisited
8082 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Pricing - $$/$$$ | Dining - Casual | Cuisine - American
My first review for this eatery can be found here though actually, the review was for the Anaheim location while this time, I went to the Huntington Beach one. The food was pretty much the same though, so this is a "revisited" eatery review. The main difference was that this Slater's seemed much more upscale in terms of architecture and crowd than the Anaheim one. Unfortunately, it was also much louder. Anyhow, my friends from San Diego were in town and wanted to grab dinner so we opted for this place. Only one of them had been to the restaurant before so it was a good chance to introduce everyone else to it (we had 8 in our party). I believe every person opted to build their own burger too - craziness.
My brothers, my friend, and I decided to split a 4-combo appetizer dish which consisted of sweet potato fries with a tasty sweet sauce, fried pickle chips, fried artichoke hearts, and fried mac-n-cheese. There wasn't very much of the mac-n-cheese but that was really good. The sweet potato fries paired perfectly with the pumpkin-y dipping sauce they came with but I've had better fries before. As for the pickle chips, they beat the ones I had back in Durham because they weren't overbearingly juicy. The artichoke hearts was just delicious because they're artichoke hearts! Though we shared the whole plate, we all felt quite fat afterward.
Then came the burgers. My little brother and I decided to share a one-pounder. You should know that Slater's measures its meat weight after it has been cooked so this was a sandwich with a full 16 oz. half beef-half bacon patty. We stuck on some vampire dip, homemade pesto sauce, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, roasted red pepper, green leaf lettuce, and pepperoncinis on white brioche. The green stuff actually came out later after we asked for them (they were forgotten in the burger making) but that seemed better actually because they weren't soaked in patty grease. I only finished 1/3 of the burger and made my brother eat the rest. It was delicious and heart attack-inducing. I guess I was also full because I got a large Stone Russian Imperial Stout which was quite, quite large. Yay Slater's for another fantastic filling evening.