I know many people who say a three or four bite beef patty in bun doth a slider make. I say rules and semantics should be thrown out when pulled pork is involved.
Blarney Stone has become a favored lunchtime haunt of Ginger and I, mainly due to the development of their sliders (which I unknowingly knew about before Mr. Zach!), but also contributed to by their $6 tall boys. Yesterday, on our way to Muldoon's, she stopped in the middle of the sidewalk. "Pulled pork sliders? Pulled pork sliders! Screw chicken pot pie!" Two orders, two tall boys, and a game of Big Buck Hunter Open Season (bull mooses) later, and we were not enjoying our pulled pork sliders. The meat is tender and moist, but lacking in sauce, spices, or juices. Even with the addition of barbecue sauce, it just wasn't acceptable. Blarney Stone, you could do better! Roast that pork in some sauce, I want the lower half of my bun soaking up some sauce, some delicious porcine juice! Until then, I'll be having your sliders, with bacon.
Blarney Stone 710 Third Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets (212) 490-0457