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The Scoop: Slide Piece launches truck No. 2

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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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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The Scoop: Slide Piece food truck to serve sliders downtown

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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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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