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Andy's Rest. Scorecard: The Slider Inn, plus scores

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(WMC TV) - THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  The Slider Inn, 2117 Peabody Avenue, Cooper-Young/Midtown Memphis, (901) 725-1155, Facebook:  The Slider Inn.

A former Big Tip's little sister -- just hit the big time.

Her gourmet slider sandwiches, excellent bar service and backyard-deck atmosphere earned her owner his second Big Tip on the Scorecard.

A lot of fun, enthusiastic service and great food tie for first at The Slider Inn. It boasts a trendy bar with an excellent selection, chicken nachos and the city's only Lobster Roll made with the timely demise of live Maine lobsters flown in three times a week.

But The Slider Inn's stock-in-trade -- are those slider sandwiches.

Mini-burgers and double-deckers with caramelized onions. Maybe a little bleu cheese. Now the taste buds are awake!

Or maybe a veggie slider like the Triple B:  brown rice, beets and black beans. Or the grilled chicken Low Rider.

Every slider's a hit, and they come in threes.

"I love that there are three of them," said a giddy Katherine Whitfield of Vollintine-Evergreen, "so that the disappointment of finishing the sandwich is renewed by having two more!"

That makes one more restaurant for Aldo Dean, The Slider Inn's owner and operator. Dean also owns and operates Bardog Tavern, 73 Monroe Ave. 

Bardog Tavern is a two-time High Score of the Week (including this week with a 97). It's also earned Chef of the Week, Server of the Week and Best Chili honors on the Scorecard.

But Dean's quick to point out The Slider Inn is no "Bardog."

"It's definitely not 'Bardog East,'" he said. "The menu's completely different. We don't do saute here. It's a lot more simple."

"It is very simple," said East Memphis' Cheri Carr, enjoying a Lobster Roll. "It's not overwhelmed with the kind of things you often see in these chopped salads, like mayonnaise or crunchy bits. The emphasis is on the lobster, and it comes through very well."

The Slider Inn's well on its way to taking after its Bardog big brother -- in its own way.

Food and fun-lovers are all the better for it!

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Eggplant Parmesan Slider, Low Rider Slider, Lobster Roll, Outstanding Bar Service with Excellent Selection, Outdoor Deck Dining. 

OTHER SCORES:

Starbucks, 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, Wolfchase Galleria/Cordova, TN, 99 on Sept. 20 

Bardog Tavern, 73 Monroe Ave, Downtown Memphis, 97 on Sept. 21 

Great American Cookie Co., 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy., Wolfchase Galleria/Cordova, TN, 96 on Sept. 20 

Wendy's, 6143 Walnut Grove Rd., East Memphis/near Baptist East, 96 on Sept. 22 

Little Caesar's Pizza, 2219 Ridgeway Rd., East Memphis, 95 on Sept. 20 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 700 Mt. Moriah Rd., East Memphis, 95 on Sept. 16 

Captain D's, 179 E.H. Crump Blvd., South Memphis, 95 on Sept. 20 

River Center Deli, 101 N. Island Drive, Mud Island/Downtown Memphis, 95 on Sept. 20 

Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., East Memphis (White Station Area), 95 on Sept. 16 

Moe's Southwest Grill, 465 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 94 on Sept. 22 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 465 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 94 on Sept. 22 

The Little Tea Shop, 69 Monroe Ave., Downtown Memphis, 94 on Sept. 22 

Green China, 9435 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 94 on Sept. 19 

River Terrace, 101 N. Island Dr., Mud Island/Downtown Memphis, 94 on Sept. 20 

Little Caesar's Pizza, 3083 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 93 on Sept. 22 

Fish Fil A, 4780 Riverdale Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 93, date not listed 

Popeye's, 3660 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh/NE Memphis, 93 on Sept. 20 

Burger King, 3220 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 93 on Sept. 22 

Bluff City Coffee, 505 S. Main St., South Main Historic District/Downtown Memphis, 93 on Sept. 20 

Wendy's, 3717 Summer Ave., High Point Terrace/East Memphis, 92 on Sept. 17 

Starbucks, 970 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 92 on Sept. 21 

Exline's Best Pizza in Town, 6250 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 92 on Sept. 16 

Swanky's Taco Shop, 6641 Poplar Ave., The Carrefour at Kirby Woods Shopping Center/E. Memphis, 91 on Sept. 21 

Domino's Pizza, 3937 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis, 91 on Sept. 17 

Pizza Hut, 3578 Summer Ave., High Point Terrace/E. Memphis, 91 on Sept. 17 

McEwen's on Monroe, 122 Monroe Ave., Downtown Memphis, 91 on Sept. 21 

Interim Restaurant, 5040 Sanderlin Ave., East Memphis (White Station Area), 90 on Sept. 16 

Subway, 2938 Covington Pike, East Memphis, 90 on Sept. 14 

Flight, 39 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 90 on Sept. 21 

Philly Connection, 420 S. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 90 on Sept. 20 

Mellow Mushroom, 9155 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 90 on Sept. 13 

Mezcal, 694 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 89 on Sept. 22 

Mr. P's Buffalo Wings, 3315 Hacks Cross Rd., East Memphis near Southwind, 89 on Sept. 14 

City East Bagel Grill, 6698 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 89 on Sept. 14 

Sekisui of Japan, 50 Humphreys Center, East Memphis Near Baptist East, 89 on Sept. 22 

Pizza Hut, 714 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 88 on Sept. 21 

Yum's Restaurant, 3141 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 88 on Sept. 20 

Baskin Robbins, 6114 Quince Rd., East Memphis, 88 on Sept. 20 

Villa Castriotti, 714 N. Germantown Pkwy, Trinity Commons/Cordova, TN, 87 on Sept. 21 

Don Don's Hot Wings, 3620 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh/NE Memphis, 87 on Sept. 20 

Donald's Donuts, 514 Riverdale Rd., East Memphis, 87 on Sept. 20 

Sharky's Gulf Grill, 6201 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 86 on Sept. 21 

Church's Fried Chicken, 3264 Summer Ave., Binghampton/E. Memphis, 85 on Sept. 17 

Los Pilares Mexican Restaurant, 6249 Stage Rd., East Memphis/Bartlett, 85 on Sept. 16 

Dixie Queen, 3141 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh/NE Memphis, 85 on Sept. 15 

Pizza Pro, 9330 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN, 84 on Sept. 13 

El Toro Loco, 2617 Poplar Ave., Binghampton/E. Memphis, 83 on Sept. 21 

India Palace, 1720 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 83 on Sept. 21 

Jack Pirtle's Chicken, 1370 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 83 on Sept. 21 

Los Comales Mexican Restaurant, 2860 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 82 on Sept. 22 

Mister P's Buffalo Wings Plus, 5144 Riverdale Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 82 on Sept. 20 

China Garden, 3205 Coleman Rd., Raleigh/NE Memphis, 81 on Sept. 15 

GG's Fish and More, 3203 Coleman Rd., Raleigh/NE Memphis, 81 on Sept. 15 

Cajun Catfish Company, 1616 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis, 81 on Sept. 20 

Blockers Soul Food, 3624 Austin Peay Hwy, Raleigh/NE Memphis, 78 on Sept. 20 

Jr.'s Fish and Chicken, 3087 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/E. Memphis, 77, date not listed 

Yum's Sub Restaurant, 3582 Summer Ave., High Point Terrace/E. Memphis, 70 on Sept. 17

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