Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Taste of Slider Shack

It was a cold, cold, cold and windy night in San Francisco, so when I saw the bright blue truck and thatched roof awning of Slider Shack, I thought for a moment that I could trick myself into thinking I was in Hawaii. Unfortunately it didn't work, and while my mouth enjoyed the tropical flavors of my four sliders, I was shivering miserably in the unforgiving summer wind.

So, this is going to be a bit different. I don't think I can give Slider Shack a proper review, considering that I rushed through dinner just to escape the cold. But, I still wanted to share them with you because I really did find them pleasing. If only I could have brought some Slider Shack sunshine into my world!

They offer four sliders on their menu, and I chose one of each. I paired them with a side of tater tots, and let me just say that they were the best tots I have ever had. I could have eaten a giant bucket of those tater tots! They were piping hot, super crispy and bursting with flavor. They were served with a spicy ketchup that was semi-sweet and had hints of a barbecue taste. I thought they were fantastic. I can't wait to have them again.

Now onto the sliders. First up was my favorite of the bunch, the Kalua Pork. This is a Hawaiian style roast pork, smothered in a Polynesian green sauce and topped with pickled red onions. The sauce reminded me a bit of a thick chimicurri sauce, and it was very herby and tangy. I thought it was a great topping for the sweet pork.

Next in line was the Moa-Fried Chicken slider. What's not to love about fried chicken? My piece of chicken was a thick breast, marinated and rolled in panko. It was super moist, and topped with Slider Shack's spicy Shaka Slaw. 

The one and only beef slider is what Slider Shack calls the Original. And, it's pretty much what you think of when you think slider. They do use 100% grass-fed beef, and it's topped with cheese and a pickle. Of the four, this was my son's favorite, and he practically ripped it out of my hand to finish it off.

The second pork offering is the BBQ Pulled Pork, and it's comprised of a slow roasted pulled pork, topped with their BBQ sauce and shredded cheese. I liked the Kalua Pork better, but if you are a BBQ sauce fan, you'll dig this for certain.

Overall, I was happy with my meal, and I will definately be back next time I see the truck. Only next time, it's two orders of tater tots and a heavy jacket for me!

Slider Shack (@slidershacksf) $4 per slider; discounts for multiple

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