White Manna

In the past few weeks, I have seen the slider restaurant White Manna featured on TV by both Guy Fieri and Michael Psilakis from the Food Network, and Anthony Bourdain on “No Reservations.” Then I realized this burger place was just a 15-minute drive from my apartment! I think you can guess what happened next…

 My friends and I got in the car to get some burgers, of course! It wasn’t even time for dinner yet, but my mouth was watering. These sliders were approved by three top celebrity chefs as juicy, delicious, and cheap. What more could you ask for?

The burgers are in fact cheap, at $1.25 each. They are small, but satisfying, and you don’t need too many to fill up. Typical toppings are grilled onions and cheese, but you can request tomato and lettuce for an extra 50 cents.

I tried the sliders with both topping combinations, and was equally pleased with both. The burgers come on a potato bun that brings out just the right flavors of sweetness with the juice and fat of the ground beef. I would say these burgers live up to their hype, but just be ready to wait in line for a bit!

A few tips for newbies:

-Skip the fries — they’re nothing special. This will give you more room for burgers!

-Accept the attitude: This place is not known for its service. Just eat and keep to yourself and enjoy 🙂

-Call in your order and skip the line when you get there!

Photos by Jesse Yang.

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