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NYC Champs Brooks Headley and Tamara Shopsin Face Off in Super Bowl Slider Battle

The veggie vs. meaty sliders battle goes down at 356 Mission.

Brooks Headley at 356 Mission
Brooks Headley at 356 Mission
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Super Bowl Sunday just got a bit more interesting, thanks to some East Coast burger invasion.

First, there’s the braggadociosly-named Superiority Burger, a New York City pop-up concept by way of Del Posto pastry maker Brooks Headley. The idea with Superiority is to offer a non-meat burger option that doesn’t suck (see also: apparently New Yorkers love it).

And then there’s Shopsin’s, one of the Big Apple’s slider kings. Known for their massive menu, ornery owner and griddled petite burgers, Shopsin’s is as much a staple of meat eating in the city as just about anywhere else. So what happens when the two go head to head?

Angelenos now have the opportunity to find out — for free. Only on Super Bowl Sunday (that’s February 1, for those non-sports fans), the veggie lovin’ Superiority Burgers will face off with Tamara Shopsin herself in a slider vs. slider throwdown at the 356 Mission.

Technically the whole thing is a book party of sorts (Tamara Shopsin is a photographer and writer in addition to being a cook, while Headley penned popular cookbook Fancy Desserts), but the real action is the slider-off that’s happening from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for free.

With hours like that, even Super Bowl nerds can check out the free sliders (and judge for themselves) well before kickoff. Just expect one serious line.

356 Mission
356 S. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA