By Laura Medina
From watching what people order and eat, operating a mobile hot dog stand to one heck of a sports gastropub that welcomes anyone, Scott Slater has discovered a magical formula that expanded from Southern California to Dallas, where it's an hit.
His Slater's 50/50 gastropub restaurant started from mixing a burger patty that's 50% beef and 50% bacon. His Original 50/50 started a mini empire that's 50% sports with 32 tvs everywhere at all angles and a well-managed restaurant chain that bacon has built.
Scott hit at the right moment at the right time, when down-home economical bacon became a magical ingredient during the 2008 Economic melt-down. From his Original 50/50 Burger, he invented all sorts of magical things out of bacon as decent meat and that sweet/savory umami flavor power...
CHIPOTLE BISCUITS & GRAVY
The magical secret is that bacon is sprinkled as flavor, not just the main meat or as another main meat competing against the other main meat. It enhances the flavor, not dominate, a good team player.
If you want something good quality but simple chic because you had a rough week or you party-ed hard all last night, here's a good, light but nourishing hangover cure...
Do what this scribe did, after driving 13.5 miles through Southern California's wild fires burning up the freeways, just to go to work, refreshing on a vitamin-rich Virgin Mary then nosh on simple chic real protein on Slater's 50/50's Bacon Flight of: Sriracha Bacon, Rosemary Turkey Bacon, BBQ Bacon and Classic Bacon, just to get yourself back on your feet.
Ladies, the Bloody Maries with the simple chick trio of Bacon Flight is a darn paleo brunch and so are the innovative, creative, but good Bacon cocktails that you all well earned and deserved, Bacon Mary, bacon-washed vodka in Bloody Michael's handcrafted mix and Bacon Old-Fashioned bacon-washed bourbon, maple syrup, and whiskey bitters.
Ladies, there are plenty of options and chances for you to catch plenty of men while having plenty of you all, especially that women are as much NFL fans as the dudes, catch them with both...
Sunday morning, for brunch, Slater's 50/50 sets up a gourmet "help yourself" Bloody Mary Brunch Buffet, a sportier option to the overly sweet, exclusively girly cupcakes afternoon tea, devoid of really nice hunky guys, who are not douchebags. They're just sporty...
And women are equally sporty and loyal to their NFL teams. Even if you don't want guys, you and NFL-loyal girlfriends can have your own NFL Bloody Mary Buffet Brunch...and your own portion-controlled "Shared" menu of:
Slater's Vampire Dip of Three Cheese Blend, roasted garlic, artichoke, fried pita, fresh veggies, all for dipping in a sourdough bread bowl.
Think of it as a "Girls' Sport Day Out," guys will like you all better, as friendlier and something to share. NFL Sunday Brunch brings everyone together.
You all Sporty Girls can bond over Buffalo Lime Wings, Thai Sriracha Wings, and that decadent, girly sweet and manly meaty Maple Bourbon Bacon Wings, yum...
Slater's 50/50 is a darn good gastropub where everybody bonds and everything is share, share alike.
Ladies, ever wonder, pondering, where to deck out in your NFL Fanstyle gear, Levi's for NFL Fan Style is Lifestyle for Both Women & Men. http://luxurist.blogspot.com/2017/11/levis-for-nfl-fan-style-is-lifestyle.html, Slater's 50/50 is the place to do it, ain't nothing wrong with that.
With a wall of craft beer on tap, ladies, you all can order refreshing fruit beer as a cocktail alternative, in addition to cocktails, https://slaters5050.com/menus/drinks/
Ladies, if you still have that sweet tooth craving but you're craving protein, that's the magical power of bacon. It tastes good as candy and dessert, as it does protein savory.
Desiring and craving something crunchy, light, sweet, but still packs some much-needed protein? Slater's 50/50 got you covered with their Bacon Bunuelos where they sprinkle candied bacon bits over crispy flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar then drizzled with salted caramel sauce. Yum, something simple but stylishly crunchy and light. Just right.
Gentlemen, want to woo the ladies, other than ordering them Bacon Bunuelos, you'll impress them if you order them the piece de resistance ...
The Ultimate S'More Shake.
It's a piece de resistance because it's actually a work of edible art that takes time to roast and assemble the roast marshmallow skewers and roast and assemble the s'more then decorate with whipped cream and chocolate syrup decorative drizzle...then whipping up the milkshake. It's a prelude to a date or for something to accompany that ring.
Maple Bacon Brownie Milkshake
If you still enjoy the active single, no problem. Slater's 50/50's Maple Bacon Brownie Milkshake is a paleo version of a protein shake to you can pack and go and sip.
Yes, Slater's 50/50 is the house that bacon built but bacon is a flavor, not just meat. It comes in all shapes, forms, and sizes, from the main event meat to supporting player to just a sprinkle as a flavor enhancer. It's not an heart attack on a plate. You can order and control any way you want.
Whoever steps into Slater's 50/50, whenever, is welcomed from a sporty girls' NFL noon out to football fanatics to football families who need a break out of the kitchen to dads teaching the fine art of football to the next generation, Slater's 50/50 gives the gastropub experience to everyone.