YOLO, a trendy and sophisticated eatery that brings the “You Only Live Once” philosophy to life through cuisine and atmosphere, is hosting Sips and Sliders at Sunset, with proceeds benefiting the Jack & Jill Children’s Center. YOLO is calling all slider specialists and aims to answer the age-old question – who has the best slider in town? Consider the gauntlet thrown. A challenge has been extended to Fort Lauderdale restaurants and in addition to YOLO throwing their hat into the ring, participants include Market 17, Johnny V, Rocco’s Tacos, Himmarshee, Big City, Mancinis, Grateful Palate, Blue Moon Fish Co., Ocean 3030 and more. From the masterminds that brought a little friendly competition to the camaraderie amongst South Florida restaurants with Moonlight, Meatballs & Martinis in 2009 (a meatball cook-off) – comes a new contest that puts America’s favorite finger sandwich to the ultimate test. Consider this a follow up challenge of Fort Lauderdale restaurant’s culinary skills all in good fun – and food. Sips & Sliders at Sunset will bring these establishments together to compete to earn the title of Fort Lauderdale’s Best Slider aka SoFla’s Slider Master.
Known for their delectable Meatball Sliders prepared with tomato gravy, arugula and herb ricotta, YOLO sets the slider bar pretty high. But to encourage a little friendly downtown competition, they are hosting the ultimate slider showdown, inviting some of South Florida’s favorite eateries to test their culinary talents among an audience of their patrons. Each restaurant will create one sensational slider to represent their slider-making-skills. The entries will be reviewed by an elite panel of judges including Mayor Jack Seiler, as well as South Florida celebrities and culinary-geniuses as well as the hundreds of local residents and restaurant patrons in attendance who will help deem one restaurant The King of All Things Slider-related.
The winner will master the art of slider superiority by showcasing perfect portions, supremely prepared meats and unique toppings. The goal â€“ to make a slider like no other that warrants a toast from the crowds and the slider champion crown. First, second and third place winners will receive an award plaque and bragging rights of course. After all, who doesn’t want to be called a Master Slider Maker?