Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Slide Ride

Multiple Visits
Food Truck - Twitter @theslideride
The Slide Ride on Urbanspoon

A Quick Word:
One of the more established food trucks in Chicago.  They specialize in sliders which represent different kinds of food... (typical American sliders to Italian sliders).  However, some of the sliders are sub-par... some are overcooked and others have amazing toppings.  Just be careful which ones you choose!

What I ate:

Cubano Slider

One of the better sliders.  It has pulled pork, ham, mustard and of course a pickle. It was all served on a ciabatta like bun. This one definitely had the most meat and actually tasted like a cuban sandwich. 

Bacon Baby Burger Slider

Just like ordering a burger from a neighborhood bar except for being overcooked... It had bacon and cheese an was serve on a sesame seed bun. It was cooked to a medium well which was disappointing for us. Not very juicy.  I probably wouldn't get this one again.

Pork Belly Slider

I understand why they always sell out of this one. It is packed with flavor from all that fatty pork belly. And the fennel apple slaw really pulled everything together. It gave the oily pork belly a fresh bite. Very good!

Chicken Italiano Slider

Another ciabatta based slider... Unfortunately this one was not good. The chicken was extremely chewy and definitely overcooked. It did have a giardiniera and marinara sauce. Wasn't too happy with this choice.

Polenta Slider

The vegetarian option on this meat happy food truck. It was a fried polenta cake serve with a marinara sauce and mushrooms and provolone cheese. It was actually pretty good! There are definitely better options out there though.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Do follow them on twitter.  This is the best way to find out where the truck actually is parked for the day.
- Do order a sack for I believe $8... it comes with three sliders which is enough for lunch!

- Don't eat the burger or the chicken... it is extremely overcooked mainly because they are sitting in a hot box for sometimes hours.  I would stay away.

How far would I walk for this food?

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