Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Huntington Edition: Southside Sliders Food Truck

Southside SlidersHuntington's resident badass food truck has been elusive for me. The baby blue truck with graffiti-esque writing and a hand sign insignia is well-known for creating some tasty bites.

Southside SlidersSouthside Sliders changes locations, is only open for certain hours, and it just hasn't meshed up with my schedule when I'm in town - until now!

Southside Sliders
It has been a lifelong dream to start some type of deli or sandwich shop. And when this food truck craze starting growing, I knew it was the opportunity I needed to pursue. And I could have not picked a better person to help me with this adventure-Michael "Special" Williams. I have observed his work discipline for many years and really appreciate his passion for making good food. Together we hope to bring good food and great times to Huntington and surrounding areas.
Southside SlidersThis food truck specializes in sliders and tater tots. There's a pork bbq slider, greek slider, cheeseburger slider, grilled cheese slider, teriyaki pork tenderloin, buffalo chicken and fried chicken. Plus, there are some specials - like the egg salad slider, quesadilla burger slider and cheesecake chimichangas.
Sliders are miniature burgers and sandwiches, about the size of your fist and ranging in price from $3 to $4.50. 
"Our top seller is The Greek ($4.50), which is a burger made from ground lamb with a yogurt sauce, kalamata olives, lettuce, tomato, onion, red pepper and feta cheese. It's sort of like a gyro on bun. It all just blends together, and we serve it on a yeast roll." Williams said. "We also have the Pony Express ($3.75). It's a teriyaki-marinated pork tenderloin we serve on a toasted Hawaiian roll with mayo and Swiss cheese. It's all simple flavors, but everything blends together in a really amazing way." 
Other sandwiches include the "Southside" ($3.75), a traditional hamburger (or cheeseburger) served on a Hawaiian roll, and the "Lucille" ($3.75), which is pulled pork with homemade coleslaw. There's also a "Ritter Park" kids menu with grilled cheese ($3.25) and peanut butter and jelly ($3.00). Side items include chili-cheese tater tots. As Southside Sliders is a food truck, the location and hours vary from day to day (HERALD DISPATCH).

Southside Sliders

So, I got a classic cheeseburger slider with all the fixins (mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, pickles, onions, tomatoes). It's a solid slider! I wish I had a better picture, but once they get all wrapped up, they get a little bit smooshed. Regardless, even if it's a small patty - it's well seasoned and tasty.

Southside SlidersNow, the "pony express," which is a teriyaki pork tenderloin, is served on a King's Hawaiian roll, topped with mayo and melted baby swiss cheese. This was SO good! It's simple, truly, but the flavors meld together for one really tasty slider.

Southside SlidersAlso, I had to get an order of the cheesy tots. My only problem was not thinking to get ketchup for the long trek home. Regardless, they made for a welcome companion.

Grade: A