is celebrating its one-year anniversary Friday with a slider fest. Not so much a fest, really, as a normal day of business, only one filled with three types of mini sandwiches. Pal's Jeff Mason says there'll be a slow-roasted and pulled Becker Lane pork number, an American Kobe corned beef, and a house-smoked whitefish slider. "It's the kind you get from Russ & Daughters
in New York," Mason said of the latter, "Lake Superior whitefish, brined for maybe an hour. Dave [Knopp, Mason's partner] smokes them really slow, so they have a lovely unctuous flavor." The sliders will be priced individually, with a break if you order all three.
As for surviving a first year that coincided with the Great Recession, Mason said it's been a challenge. "It's hard to change the menu every day, hard to think of things to put between bread." Still, he said, he feels blessed to have made it.
Pal's Takeaway In Tony's Market, 2751 24th St. (at Hampshire), 203-4911