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The Scoop: Slide Piece launches truck No. 2

Thursday, May 4th, 2017



Lately, it’s been a thing for food truck operators to open brick-and-mortar locations and expand their reach. But Tommy Lee, owner of Slide Piece food truck, is expanding in a different direction, adding a second slider truck to the streets this week.

“We got our streets department license yesterday (Wednesday, May 3), but we’ve been able to do private events around the city for a couple of weeks,” Lee said. Both trucks will sport the same graphics, operate in the greater St. Louis area, and have the same basic menu, though each will run unique specials.

Lee said the reason for rolling out truck No. 2 is pretty straightforward — business is booming. The first Slide Piece truck debuted in December 2015, and since then, demand has steadily increased, especially for private functions.

“I think we’ve seen the food truck scene in St. Louis continually evolve and expand,” Lee said. “And we’re seeing a lot of people who see the flexibility of trucks for graduation parties, weddings, private events like that, where we can come in and get set up in 45 minutes and be completely gone 15 minutes after the event is over.”

Photo courtesy of Slide Piece

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 

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Edible Weekend: 3 more food-filled events this weekend

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

From food fights to festive events al fresco, here’s three more don’t-miss events in The Lou this weekend.




1. Fleur de Lilies welcomes patio season all weekend starting with a food and wine pairing event, a Saturday brunch and a Sunday Gin Week Kickoff with gin and cigars. May 13 to 15, fleurdelilies.com 

2. The grill mitts come off when Sugarfire Smoke House’s Jeff Friesen and upcoming Stellar Hog’s Alex Cupp face off in the next round of Bolyard’s Meat & Provision’s  Burger Battle. Cool off from the heat of competition with a treat from Ices Plain & Fancy. May 14, bolyardsmeat.com 

3. Slide Piece food truck is getting into the spirit of St. Louis’ first Tennessee Williams Festival. The truck is serving a menu of Williams-inspired sliders, like the Sriracha-spiked Lamb on a Hot Tin Roof with mint-garlic yogurt and apple, as well as A Slider Named Desire with fontina cheese, arugula and balsamic reduction. Look for the truck at Strauss Park Sunday afternoon.
May 15, slidepiecestl.com

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Get caught up on all last week’s food news, from new locations of local favorites to the man behind a local institution. ICYMI, here’s the latest in the St. Louis restaurant scene:





1. Niche Food Group chef-owner Gerard Craft announced that he will open a second location of his Italian eatery Pastaria in Nashville in summer 2016. Click here for the Sauce Scoop on the James Beard Award winner’s first restaurant outside The Lou.

2. River City’s executive pastry chef Stephan Schubert won the America’s Division of the American Culinary Federation’s Global Chef Challenge. Click here to find out how he almost didn’t make it to the competition floor in the Sauce Scoop.




3. South County residents and movie buffs can grab a pint before catching a flick next year when Three Kings Public House opens its third location. Click here for the Sauce Scoop on its upcoming opening near Ronnie’s 20 Cine.

4. The latest in a slew of new food trucks, Slide Piece aims to fire up the engine and serve sliders in downtown St. Louis by Monday, Nov. 9, pending inspections. Find out what’s on the menu; click here for the Sauce Scoop.




5. When Absolutli Goosed shuttered its doors last month, its owners took just two weeks to turn their space at 3196 S. Grand Blvd., into Brickyard Tavern. Click here for the Sauce First Look at this new bar and grill on South Grand.

6. Dueling pianos will return to Maplewood with the opening of The Live Juke Joint Dueling Piano Bar. Click here to find out when in the Sauce Scoop.




7. Steven Fitzpatrick Smith explained how he created and sustained a local institution that invites public debate between established neighbors, college hipsters on a dime and maybe even your mom. Click here to find what he does 10 years later at The Royale.

8. A Glen Carbon building that has been a grocery store, a brothel and a down-and-dirty saloon over the years. Pending inspections, it will see its next life as The Cabin at Judy Creek. Click here for the Sauce Scoop






The Scoop: Slide Piece food truck to serve sliders downtown

Monday, November 2nd, 2015



Slide Piece, the latest in a slew of new food trucks, aims to fire up the engine and serve sliders in downtown St. Louis by Monday, Nov. 9, pending inspections. Behind the wheel and the counter will be Tommy Lee, who most recently was the general manager at a restaurant in Denver, Colorado. A St. Louis native, Lee said he felt the time was right to return home to be closer to family and strike out on his own.

Breaking from family tradition – his sister is Katie Lee Collier of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta – Lee opted for a food truck for the flexibility it offers over a brick and mortar. “There’s more to a food truck than a means to a brick and mortar,” Lee said. “We want to use it to its full potential and be able to adapt to the environment and clientele as we go.”

To start, Slide Piece will serve a variety of house-crafted patties served on buns from Breadsmith. Beef, crispy tofu, smoked salmon and pork steak slider options are all in the works. Lee plans to pair the proteins with different flavor profiles like lamb with traditional mint, garlic and yogurt, and pork steak with Vietnamese-inspired flavors.

No burger is complete without sides; Lee plans to offer fries, wasabi fried pickles, crispy green beans and possibly tater tots. Follow the new truck on Twitter @slidepiecestl for location information when it hits the streets.





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