The Best Sliders in NJ – White Rose Diner

A properly made slider is hard to find. In NYC it’s almost impossible. In NJ, there are still few classic joints making proper sliders.

What is a proper slider you ask? Let’s start with what it is not. A slider is not a smaller version of a larger sandwich, those are mini’s. You can have a mini Burger, a mini pulled pork sandwich, mini chicken and so forth. A pulled pork slider is not a thing.


A slider is a form of Burger preparation. You take 2-3 oz of fresh ground beef, smash it on a well seasoned flat top griddle while cooking thinly sliced onions on top or underneath using steam. It’s served with cheese on a squishy bun, sometimes with pickles.

You can add other elements, like bacon and egg but thats a slider with bacon and or egg. Slider is the base. Anything else is NOT a slider.

Back to the Garden State, where you’ll find a few places still making real sliders. My absolute fave in NJ is the White Rose in Linden. Some locals still refer to it as the “System,” and old nickname related to how they were cooked. It’s just south of Newark airport and only open through lunch.

Good chances are when you stop by, you’ll find the owner, Rich, working the grill. He’s not the original owner but has a lot of passion for the business, the food and his customers. That’s him in the back of the photo.

Go there tomorrow. Get the Jersey slider topped with pork roll.

In the meantime, click the link in my bio for more info about the White Rose and sliders vs mini Burgers.

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Breakfast Tacos at Choza – You Need This

What’s the only way to improve Tacos? Serve them for breakfast

Thanks Choza Taqueria for this egg and chorizo fueled #TacoTuesday morning.

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These Are the Best Fries to Top With Cheese

There about 20 or so types of french fries out there and crinkle cuts are by far the best vehicle to deliver cheese sauce to your face.

Caveat: they must be well done, crispy, hot and salted. You cannot bake, undercook or under season them and expect good results. Crinkle cuts must be properly cooked but when they are — 💥, you’re 🍟 are 🔥!

One restaurant that gets it is Smacks Burgers in Sarasota, FL. If you’re anywhere in or near the area, you need to eat them.

BONUS: Get the “Mac Attack” Burger topped with pulled pork and Mac and cheese.

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Why Didnt We Think of Adding Au Jus to Short Rib Sandwiches Before?

Put this sandwich on your “to eat” list now! It’s the Short Rib Au Jus from Taphaus Hoboken.

This masterpiece of awesomeness is made of Braised Short Ribs, Sharp Provolone, Pickled Onions on a Brioche Bun.

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The Pasta Primavera You’ll Ever Have Is On the Upper East Side

This was the best pasta primavera I’ve ever had in my life. You know how many times in my life I’ve ever been truly excited by pasta primavera?

Once and it was San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina.

You. Need. To. Eat. This.

Ingredients are simple: pasta, vegetables, a little oil and burrata cheese. The entire dish is cooked in a tinfoil bag and is opened table side right before you eat. The pasta will be the most perfectly cooked au dents noodles you’ll ever eat. Despite any real seasoning, the dish is packed with flavor. I’m telling you, you’ve never had anything like this.

Look at the unveiling!

I’m going back and ordering bags and bags and bags of it.

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Game Changing Pizza on the Upper West Side

Let’s talk about a beautiful pizza pie from Pizzeria Sirentta with tomato, fennel sausage, onions, oregano, buffalo mozzarella.

The UWS is not exactly known for having the greatest selection of unique restaurants or even great pizza, but this changes the game.

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Where to Get Good Craft Beer and Burgers in Williamsburg

Looking for a bar in Williamsburg with good craft beer? Mugs Alehouse is not your place.

If you’re looking for a bar in Williamsburg with an outstanding selection of craft beer as well as tasty grilled Burgers, then @mugs_alehouse is definitely your place!

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You Mean Everyone Doesn’t Put Fries On Their Burger?

Happy #FryDay. Please enjoy with vigor.

Don’t screw it up.

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Where to Find a Burger In Jersey City Heights

Jersey City has a lot of great bars & restaurants with craft beer. However, almost all of it is downtown / Grove Street area but there are very limited options in the Heights, especially if you want craft beer.

Up on the Hill, it’s actually a craft beer wasteland.

In Union City, NJ there are actually ZERO craft beer bars. Most people looking for crafted beer head to Hoboken or to downtown JC.

But it’s not a total Sahara, we do have The Corkscrew Bar & Grill! If you’re into craft beer and pub food like Burger, fries, tacos and pizza head over and check it out.

This is their signage Screw Burger topped with Gorgonzola, Cajun Mayo, Tomato & Onion on a Potato Onion Roll.

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How Do You Improve Grilled Cheese? Add Burger

How do you improve a grilled cheese? Add a Cheeseburger in the middle!

Thankfully Melt Shop already took care of that for you.

Make no mistake though, this hybrid is not a Hamburger.

This tasty mashup is properly known as “Burger Melt.” It is also not a patty melt. That’s because of the other ingredients: Pepper Jack, Pickle, Caramelized Onions, Cheese Sauce & Burger Sauce on Country White.

Get after it!

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