To adorn those fries, tots or petals, you can visit Home Run Sliders' prodigious ketchup bar. Along with basic ketchup, you'll find versions infused with Dr Pepper, blueberry, ancho chile, lavender, strawberry, sage, Caribbean jerk, barbecue, curry, chipotle and mayonnaise.
Elena recommended the lavender ketchup with sweet potato fries, which was genius.
I've tried a half dozen different sliders, and none has disappointed.
The Rounding Third, which includes guacamole, bacon and cheese is a favorite, but The Ump is my favorite — candied blackened bacon and blue cheese crumbles.
Farrar adjusted the Dominican Slider, which was my least favorite from an early visit. The chicken slider previously had a brown sugar and pecan batter, which darkened a little too hastily in past incarnations.
“We took the pecans out of the batter and sprinkle them on now,” Elena said.
Home Run Sliders is a welcome addition to the 5th Street Corridor, joining Hideaway Pizza, Cafe 501, Boulevard Steakhouse, Sara Sara Cupcakes and the UCO Jazz Lab, to name a few. With a little signage from Broadway, this area should become a metrowide destination.
Farrar said they're in the middle of transitioning their dessert options. The restaurant has offered soft-serve ice cream in mini batting helmets but is looking to go even more traditional.
“We're going to be serving boxes of Cracker Jack soon,” she said.
Which can only mean that it's time to play ball. (And root, root, root for the Rangers!)