This wasn't a road trip from Philadelphia to North Jersey,
it was a pilgrimage.
Manna's burgers, lovingly called "Sliders" by
those who grew up on them, start off as balls of ground
beef dropped on the grill - smaller balls for single
burgers, larger balls for doubles. The grill master,
who also functions as emcee and social director, flattens
them with a spatula and covers them with fresh onions.
flipped the bun goes on top of the cooking burgers,
sopping up the juices.
sure ain't pretty, but I'm not sure there's a better