The Slinger is a Midwesterndiner specialty typically consisting of two eggs, hash browns, and a hamburger patty (or any other meat) all covered in chili con carne (with or without beans) and generously topped with cheese (cheddar or American) and onions. The eggs can be any style. Hot sauce is usually served on the side. The Slinger is considered to be a St. Louis late-night culinary original. It is described as "a hometown culinary invention: a mishmash of meat, hash-fried potatoes, eggs, and chili, sided with your choice of ham, sausage, bacon, hamburger patties, or an entire T-bone steak.
There are numerous variations of the basic Slinger:
"Top One": Has a tamale served on top of the Slinger.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.31 square miles (13.75km2), of which, 5.29 square miles (13.70km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,068 people, 2,029 households, and 1,390 families residing in the village. The population density was 958.0 inhabitants per square mile (369.9/km2). There were 2,182 housing units at an average density of 412.5 per square mile (159.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
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