Sliders, Sliders, Everywhere

Johnny Rockets is the latest to add to the slider craze, now offering mini burgers, dogs, and chili dogs. The new Slider Hamburger options include the Traditional Slider with mayo and pickle slices or one of four new Johnny Rockets sauces: ancho-chipotle with a smoky pepper flavor, sweet pepper relish mayo, dijonnaise sauce with a hint of horseradish and chunky bleu cheese sauce. Johnny Rockets has over 250 locations in 11 countries.johnny-rockets


St. Helens, Or – Klondike Bar Sliders

Stopped in this place I had previously spotted on a drive-about, about an hour north of Portland on the road to Astoria.  St. Helen’s is an old, old shipping port on the Columbia River, and the Klondike was originally a rooming house for sailors and mill workers.    It being between lunch and dinner, we eschewed the entrees, and ordered a half-dozen appetizers to share. Klondike’s version of sliders was flank steak, with chunky bleu cheese and pickled purple onion curls on a baguette.   It (and everything) was delicious.   The special of the day was a “sausage dog”  (see pic below and note potential victim hiding under the sign), which we passed on when they told us it was from Zenner’s, a local Portland dog company.  Zenner’s makes great products, but this was billed as “andouille”, and we’re always disappointed with andouille outside of Louisiana and/or France.   If you’re ever in this area, checkout the Klondike.  Great menu.  Fun staff.