>> Sunday, February 10, 2013
Price: $5 per appetizer, $9-18 per burger
Location: 24356 Swartz Ave, Lake Forest, CA 92630
The Quick Bit
+ knowledgeable and friendly service
+ same great Slater's 50/50 brand in a new location
+ great customization of burgers
Δ some small kitchen kinks still to work out
Disclosure: I was invited to attend a preview night event for this restaurant and the food price was comp'dI recently visited Slater's 50/50 in San Diego for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Slater's brand provides gourmet burgers in a casual and relaxed atmosphere along with over 100 beers on tap, specialty cocktails, and beer cocktails. It is the brainchild of owner Scott Slater and Executive Chef Brad Lyons (read more about them in my previous coverage). When I received an invitation to attend the "preview night" of the new Lake Forest branch, I thought it was a great opportunity to re-live the experience.
|brand new condiments|
|take 2 - french fries and beer battered onion rings|
|design it - 1/3 lb angus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green chile, horseradish sauce|
|burger of the month - "pizza burger" hawaiian - 1/3lb 50-50 angus/sausage patty, mozzarella sticks|
grilled pineapple, ham, marinara sauce
|cococarma - toasted coconut, caramel, chocolate cookie, ice cream|
While many new restaurants need up to 3 months to catch their stride, I truly believe Slater's 50/50 in Lake Forest will be running full speed inside a week. In the mean time, enjoy the selection of beers and exciting burgers.
With the ability to translate the great Slater's experience so quickly and seamlessly, Slater's 50/50 is awarded the bit award.