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Crave: short rib sliders

2014-06-15T00:00:00Z 2014-07-03T10:20:33Z Crave: short rib sliders Arizona Daily Star

If you love beef — really love beef — then you already appreciate the beauty of short ribs.

They’re rich, meaty, fall-apart-tender perfection. You might think of them as strictly hearty, winter fare, best paired with creamy mashed potatoes. But Nox Kitchen & Cocktails puts an inventive spin on the ribs — as sliders.

The eatery — 6370 N. Campbell Ave., 529-5849, noxtucson.com — offers short rib sliders ($8) on its lunch and dinner menu. The delectable nibble features a pile of succulent meat topped with crispy onion strings and a smear of just-snappy-enough spicy aoli on the chewy pretzel bun. We double-dare you not to chug the accompanying, absolutely divine au jus like a shot.

Kristen Cook

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