Size matters, or so they say. But is bigger really always better? I mean, mini cupcakes get you a better cake to frosting ratio, and think about those tiny bananas you see in the supermarket. They just make you melt with their cuteness. But the gold medal for minis goes to the one food that is not only cute, but also monstrously delicious. We are talking about mini patties between two buns, everyone’s favorites, sliders.
We visited Harry’s Burger Bar in Lincoln, conveniently located on Great Rd. Lucky for all these Lincolnians, Harry’s is blessing the neighborhood with their miniature beef sliders, jumbo hot dogs, and a variety of other equally satisfying dishes. Along with a full bar, so you can wash all of your favorite American classics with your favorite beer or cocktail. Go crazy!
Known for their sliders, we obviously went for the M.O.A.B. AKA the Mother Of All Burgers. Which means this burger, is a trend setter. It is a statement maker. It is what all other burgers aspire to BE! And rightfully so. Because these two sliders are stacked with miles of fried onion strings, grilled portobello mushrooms, hickory smoked bacon, and of course classic cheese. So ditch the idea of dainty little sliders that can barely capacitate a slice of tomato, because these two towering sliders still require two hands. This aint no cocktail hour, this is dinner.
Every major big shot has a side sick. So when it comes to burgers, the undoubted tag along would be french fries. But when average is not an option, the outcome is Sloppy Harry’s Chili Fries; crispy potatoes fried to a golden brown, then cradled in a thick and hearty chili, and blanketed in that velvety, gooey (all the best descriptive words when it comes to) cheese. Oh, and sprinkled with pickled jalapeños for pops of flavorful spice! Wow-wee! How many of our favorite things can we fit into one side?!
So we’ve got burgers, and we’ve got fries. So what else are we missing from our classic American cookout-style meal? You already know; HOT DOGS. And we aren’t talking the skinny one’s your uncle Tom burns to a crisp on the Fourth of July (who keeps letting him on the grill?). Naw, this is a juicy, jumbo hot dog squeezed between a buttered bun. This suckling dog is smothered in more of that godly melty cheddar cheese, chopped hickory smoked bacon (because meat as a topping on meat is brilliant), and finished with caramelized onions. This sucker is a Rottweiler in a world of Yorkies (aka this beefy dog ain’t messing around).
Ah, at this point we were pretty much letting our belts out a couple of notches from all of that cheesey meaty goodness, but if you think even for a second that we were leaving without something sugary, you don’t know us. So we ordered ourselves the hard S’Mores milkshake. Um, yes. S’mores + milkshake + booze. Why? Because we are adults and we can. Tippy Cow chocolate rum cream. Vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, and rimmed with chocolate syrup and crushed graham crackers. Stick a straw in me, I am done!
And for all of you beer lovers (which I assume is every person in the world, over 21 of course) Harry's has a selection that will have you going back and forth over which one you want. It's okay, you can have more than one. Check out Paige, she got the DAS BOOT of Speckled Hen!
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