With the start of football season, Slater’s 50/50 has opened up their restaurant early on Sundays for prime sports viewing. In conjunction, they’ve also introduced a new breakfast menu. Slater’s is known for their humongous burgers with patties composed of 50% beef and 50% bacon but we were curious to check out their breakfast items when we were invited by the restaurant.
We’ve had their mac and cheese balls before and were still enamored with every bite… even in the morning. Bits of bacon are folded into the balls and deep-fried, and they come with Tapatio ranch dipping sauce. We quickly devoured them.
The peanut butter shake ($5.45) seemed a bit overkill for the first meal in the morning but we felt somewhat less defensive as others around us were already drinking beer while watching football.
We agreed to stick to only the breakfast items, which includes their infamous donut burger, a breakfast burrito and a breakfast sandwich, all priced at $9.95. I initially wanted to try the donut burger (a Slater’s 50/50 patty topped with American cheese and fried egg between two glazed donuts; the server assured me it’s a very popular item) but instead I opted for the “more reasonable” breakfast sandwich. Paul was sold on their chicken and pancakes which is available year round.
Slater’s 50/50 breakfast sandwich includes a half chorizo/half bacon patty topped with two fried eggs, several generous pieces of bacon and melted cheddar cheese between two deep-fried waffle “buns” with maple syrup poured over it. It arrives with their trademark — a knife stuck in the middle of the sandwich.
With a half chorizo and bacon patty, the only options for cooking are medium, medium-well and well-done. (I ordered my patty medium-well.) Our server was extremely excited (and envious) that I got to eat one before he did. The patty was well-seasoned and combined with bacon was over-the-top delicious. I understand the reasoning why the waffle was deep-fried (to hold up to the hefty toppings) but seemed like overkill, making the sandwich a bit too oily for my taste. It could have also done without the bacon strips but that is easily amended by removing them from the sandwich and eating them separately.
When the fried chicken and pancakes arrived, it elicited questions from neighboring tables.
Three fluffy pancakes blanket three boneless chicken tenders, bacon country gravy, one runny fried egg and bacon slices. I imagine if pigs in a blanket went home drunk with a chicken, this would be the result.
Paul polished off the pancakes first and slowly finished off the bacon gravy, bacon and eggs. He could only take down half of one chicken tender. Even when he called it quits, half the the original entree was left. And it wasn’t a pretty sight.
Both entreés were daunting but once you start to pick them apart, they became more manageable. We would have preferred to have the maple syrup served along side the stacks of food instead of poured over them.
We ate half of our breakfasts and picked away at our leftovers the rest of the day.
If you prefer to stick to burgers, they are also available for breakfast.
Now for the giveaway.
One lucky reader will be randomly selected using Random.org to win two tickets to the October 14 Chargers game against the Colts at 5:40 p.m. The giveaway will also include entry to the Slater’s 50/50 tailgate party at Qualcomm Stadium complete with burgers and beer. (Retail price is $95 per ticket.)
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here describing your ideal breakfast burger or breakfast creation.
For additional entries, you can…
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2) Like Paul’s comic Cool Jerk on Facebook and leave a comment here. (He graciously let me quote him and use his art.)
If you choose to do all the above, you should have four comments equaling four entries.
Deadline for the giveaway is midnight PST on Friday, October 4 and the winner will be announced the the following day.
Slater’s 50/50 also offers various packages online for Chargers home games (similar to the one in the giveaway). Four packages are available and can include a round-trip bus ride, pre-game tailgate party and ticket. Details on the packages here.
The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Carol for winning the tickets!
*The meal and giveaway is courtesy of Slater’s 50/50 and TwentyNine12 Public Relations. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for the review.