Best Of 2016

Best Sliders in Oakland County: Public House

241 W. Nine Mile Road., Ferndale; 248-850-7420

Really, sliders are just a small part of the menu at Public House, but they are creative, sandwich-style riffs on the classic small burger: A burger made of brisket and ground round, a spicy fried chicken topped with pickles and buttermilk-dill dressing, a cauliflower-mushroom with au jus, a steak chimichurri, and a lobster salad on brioche with lettuce. Add to that a funky interior and a host of shareable small plates, and you've got a winning combination.