August 30, 2014
Nov 6, 2012
03:36 PM

First Look: Slider Revolution, the Danforth’s new spot for bite-sized sandwiches

Revolution, in slider form (Images: Freya Hammond-Williams)

The latest addition to the Danforth’s tight-knit restaurant scene is Slider Revolution, a new spot that’s taking the traditional slider to another level. After generating some buzz earlier this year, owner Rich Lee opened the place about a week ago, and it’s been steadily busy ever since.

The menu currently highlights 14 different sliders (each created by Lee himself), as well as an extensive brunch menu on weekends.

“We’re putting real thought and care into these,” Lee says.

The emphasis on fresh food and fresh flavor has Lee’s team making just about everything to order, in-house. Each three-ounce slider is served with a house-made slaw on a three-inch bun that’s accented with roasted garlic butter.

We picked a few sliders and paired them with sweet potato chips ($3.50), which are lightly covered in a five-spice mix. The spicy jerk slider ($4) features pulled chicken that’s marinated in jerk seasoning; it’s topped with honey-sriracha sauce and a mango slaw. The crab cake slider ($4.50) is topped with a lemon-caper aioli and a house slaw. The bulgogi slider ($4.50), made from AAA prime rib, is topped with a kimchi slaw and a spicy red pepper aioli.

As for weekend brunch, breakfast sliders come by the pair, with house salad and potato hash on the side. Offerings include smoked salmon sliders ($11.50), BLT sliders ($11) and shrimp and lobster sliders ($12.50), the latter of which are quickly becoming a brunch favorite. Also on offer are mini buttermilk pancakes ($9) and waffles ($9), along with more traditional breakfast plates such as eggs Benny ($10).

Lee emphasizes fresh food and quick service, allowing for either a sit-down meal or a snack on the go. And eventually he’ll be adding specials and other new items to the menu to mix things up (he currently has about 40 sliders in his repertoire).

“I’d love to try one with duck,” he says.

Slider Revolution, 673 Danforth Ave., 416-848-1512

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