Sinking your teeth into Chris N Eddy’s smashed sliders just got easier. On Friday, August 27, they finally opened their first brick-and-mortar location.
Childhood friends Chris and Eddy launched their dream of owning a restaurant during stay-at-home orders last year. The pair began selling grilled sliders from the parking lot of Eddy’s apartment. Posting pics of their drool-worthy burgers on Instagram, they attracted more than 29,000 followers.
Increasingly long lines of hungry customers necessitated a larger space. Chris and Eddy moved their make-shift grilling station to the parking lot at Sycamore Tavern. Grilling across the street from the In ‘n’ Out on Sunset and Orange? Chris and Eddy are clearly unafraid of competition.
These smashburger-style sliders deserve all the hype. Loaded with lots of cheese (or not), optional onions (I say opt in), and Thousand Island-style sauce, they’re served atop toasted potato buns from Martin’s. The beef is always fresh, never frozen. The lacy, crispy smash-style edges intensify the rich flavors.
On the side, you’ll find really good pickle chips, along with extra sauce for dipping. Savor them with crispy tater tots, waffle fries, or, even better, half of each.
The location inside a strip mall on Sunset west of Western was a natural fit. Co-owner Chris Karimian told me. “As a kid, I came to this shopping center all the time. This store used to be Ono’s Hawaiian BBQ. I ate there and the other restaurants here. My family lived just north of here when I was young so this is a neighborhood I know well.”
Located at 5539 Sunset Blvd., Chris N Eddy’s is open daily from noon to 11 p.m.