I don’t know about you, but any type of meat between 2 buns is a burger to me! I stopped by The Exchange for their Spam Burger—3 Spam Sliders to be exact! The smell in the air brought back fond memories of me having this delicacy when I was young.
Mitchell, the chef and bartender, cooked the citrus & soy-marinated spam on a panini grill. He then placed the sliders on top of bacon pimento cheese between a sweet Hawaiian bun. The bun had a smoked paprika aioli and was topped with a pickled cucumber that was very tart.
I enjoyed the sliders. They were different and flavorful, but I think Spam is exclusive enough that it doesn’t need to be marinated. Still, I enjoyed the pairing of the pimento cheese and the sweet Hawaiian buns. Next time, I will likely try something else on the menu.
The Exchange’s menu was sizable for mostly panini-made meals, and they did offer wings (shoulder shrug). Between sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads, this place is perfect for light eating and heavy drinking!!