Meatball Sliders at Metro Pizza

This chain restaurant has made a name for itself across the country, and its take on sliders is in high demand. The meatball sliders imitate a classic American appetizer with a twist of Italian flare. Topped with melted provolone, the meatballs are served on soft, fresh baked garlic knots. $9.50, five locations,

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Pork-Stuffed Pocket Bread at China MaMa

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Pork-Stuffed Pocket Bread at China MaMa

What China MaMa lacks in atmosphere it makes up for with its extensive menu of Chinese favorites. While the steamed dumplings rightfully get much of the attention, the pork-stuffed pocket bread is definitely worth ordering. Pan-fried sesame bread is folded into a pocket and stuffed with minced pork seasoned with basil, forming an alternative to the basic sandwich. It’s perfect for a quick appetizer or lunch on the go. $7.50 for 4 pieces, 3420 S. Jones Blvd., 873-1977.