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Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Gayle DeM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:44 pm

Just read an article in Inside Louisville about a new bar opening next week called Oskar's Slider Bar. The owners' are describing it as a “Nordic/Minnesota/Wisconsin dive bar.” All I can say is "Uff da!"
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Robin Garr » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:17 pm

Gayle, it's run by Liz and Jesse Huot of Grind Burger Kitchen, who are both of Scandinavian heritage. Can't wait to try it out!
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by RichardM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:27 pm

Suzi, Eddy and I were at Oskar's last evening. OMG good stuff.

Wisconsin Old Fashion... You have to try it.

Suzi had gravlax on rye krisps... Eddy had lefse (Norwegian flatbread) tacos... I had Chicken slider...All of us had a Cheese Burger Slider - it's how you measure what Jesse does - his beef products.

Suzi and I had lettuce wedge salad... Eddy had French Fries.... the Gravlax and Lefse are house made.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Should have their liquor license by the time you read this.

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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Iggy C » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:35 pm

RichardM wrote:Suzi, Eddy and I were at Oskar's last evening. OMG good stuff.

Wisconsin Old Fashion... You have to try it.

Suzi had gravlax on rye krisps... Eddy had lefse (Norwegian flatbread) tacos... I had Chicken slider...All of us had a Cheese Burger Slider - it's how you measure what Jesse does - his beef products.

Suzi and I had lettuce wedge salad... Eddy had French Fries.... the Gravlax and Lefse are house made.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Should have their liquor license by the time you read this.

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Glad to hear you liked it — I’ve been looking forward to this one. I drove by last night and saw the lights on, but assumed they were just putting on the final touches. Are they officially open to the public or was this a friend/colleague-type deal?
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by neal.johnson » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:06 pm

Wonderfully decorated and branded.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Gayle DeM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:22 pm

Suzi had gravlax on rye krisps... Eddy had lefse (Norwegian flatbread) tacos... I had Chicken slider...All of us had a Cheese Burger Slider - it's how you measure what Jesse does - his beef products.


OMG, lefse! I'm in Norske heaven!

If anyone wants to borrow an elctric lefse griddle, to try making a homemade version, contact me. I have the lefse turner also and several recipes, including my grandmother's from the 40's.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Gayle DeM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:50 pm

So are they going to be serving lutefisk during the Christmas holidays?
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by David Swanson » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:30 am

Gayle DeM wrote:So are they going to be serving lutefisk during the Christmas holidays?


To some, a treat from the old days. To the rest of us, fish jello. I didn't record this but I might as well have:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob8mw6kjxX8

I may inquire about the lefse griddle.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Iggy C » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:54 pm

I stopped by last night but was turned away. The place does look nice. Wound up getting some jerk chicken wings at Caribbean Cafe, which were quite good! I look forward to checking out Oskar next week.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Suzi Bernert » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:39 pm

Gayle DeM wrote:So are they going to be serving lutefisk during the Christmas holidays?


Probably not this year, but Liz told us they want to do some special Nordic dinners and a Yule Board next Christmas.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Iggy C » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:58 pm

We went yesterday — I like it a lot already. The space is nice; it has a hip upper midwestern/Scandinavian rec room vibe. I tried the cheeseburger slider (a lot like Grind’s cheeseburger, but small), the short rib slider, the kale salad, and the lingonberry meatballs. All were good. I assumed the meatballs would be a slider, too, but they weren’t. I am curious about the lamb and lefse taco and some of the aquavit cocktails. Anyway, I can’t say the food is better or worse than Grind — obviously on par — but the fact that sliders are small does give you some freedom to try multiple things, which I appreciated. It’s nice to have the place right nearby again since Grind moved away from their original location. But it definitely feels more like a place I’d like to get a drink than Grind.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by neal.johnson » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:10 pm

Do they have wait staff or do you order at the counter like Grind, New Wave, Royals, etc.?
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by Iggy C » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:13 pm

neal.johnson wrote:Do they have wait staff or do you order at the counter like Grind, New Wave, Royals, etc.?

They have wait staff.
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Re: Oskar’s Slider Bar

by SilvioM » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:07 pm

They had a nice promo article in the CJ -- fluff, but good for their business, I hope. Still no menu on their website, I'm curious to see what it looks like, as it appears that the variety will be wider than Grind's.
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