Originally posted by nicname
Originally posted by ConeyIslandLou
Nothing...NOTHING beats the little burgers at the Cozy Inn in Salina, Ks...long before 'sliders' became a fad, in fact, just after White Castle opened in Wichita, they've been serving up some of the best burgers of any size - cooked on the SAME grill since 1924!
As basic as it gets - little burgers cooked on top of onions and steamy water - no cheese, thank you - in fact the local joke is that one griddle man cooked some for himself using cheese, and was immediately canned! If you stop in from I-70 (about 5 minutes away), and carry a sack away, the smell will be a permanent part of your car for days! My sister and mom stopped in there on their trip this year, and I was brought home a shirt - which, when I opened the baggie it was in, smelled like heaven!
There is no Slider, that even compares to the COZY!. I remember when I was a kid my dad used to take us to the museaum or the art center and we would do in and eat Cozy burgers, chips and a pop, with candy bar to take for dessert. Once you left you smelled like onions for the rest of the day, and they used returnable pop bottles. I still stop in when I get the chance. http://www.cozyburger.com/index.shtml
Absolutly. The best sliders ever. And the Best little joint with only 5-6 barstools at the counter. We visited in July of '08.
You like cheese? forget it. They don't make 'em that way, don't even ask!! don't expect to be asked "do you want fries with that". They don't serve those either! Just bagged chips and cans of soda that have a strong reminder of where they came from on the top as you sip.
Walk in, and your asked "How Many you want". After that the cook reaches into the cooler and grabs the meat balls and smashes them on the griddle, then grabs a handful or two of chopped onions out of the bucket on the window ledge. Tosses them on creating a plume of stinky steam. when their done, right into the sack they go. No wrapping with their logo on it. just right into the brown bag, which is better then a logo any day (the smell will sell 'em).
But, since we live here in Southern Indiana, I'd go with go with White Castle as a distant second.
Crabill's and Power's sound good also, someday we'll roadtrip our way there.