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Creativity Between Buns by Knight Slider

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on June 17, 2014

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The Knight Slider is an easy concept to get on board with. Creativity between a bun. Some sliders are crazier than others, but you’ll also find variations of classics. Everything comes between some type of roll. The protein isn’t always their knight slider – seasoned, premium homemade beef blend. For example, during this food truck stop (at Larkinville during lunch) the special was Scallops.

The sliders are reasonably sized, perfect for Food Truck Tuesday where it’s most fun to try a little from a variety of trucks. I’m not sure if it’s because my stomach seems to remain in a state full recently, thanks to this job, or because this is actually the case, but the sliders were pretty easy to share. They are by no means the size of a full burger, but two people could each have a few bites, enough for extensive sampling and satisfy a craving.

The menu usually boasts five sliders, a special and a side. Today it was classic french ($3.50) and truffle fries ($6).

When we got to it, the slider menu looked exactly like this (some ingredients had been erased, this is what was left):

  • 12 O’Clock Slider – falafel on a mini pita topped with a tomato cucumber lemon salad, spicy pickles and hummus ($4)
  • Kitt Slider – Beef patty topped with a parmesan blue cheese ($4)
  • Hoff Slider – Beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, fried onions, chipotle sauce ($4)
  • Eggsplosion – Beef patty topped with cheddar cheese & fried egg ($4)
  • I Need a Break – Beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, fried onions & BBQ sauce ($4)

Plus the special:

  • Scallop Slider – Whole sea scallops seared & topped with an Asian sesame slaw ($7)

From the looks of it and past experience, it seems we might have missed out on some bacon & caramelized onions. Oh well. We tried the 12 O’Clock which was better than I expected. The falafel was good, not dry and I enjoyed the salad topping. Next was the Eggsplosion, good but lacking a little something. Perhaps the bacon that I suspect was erased from the menu could have helped. The group favorite was the Hoff Slider thanks to the bold chipotle flavor and crispy fried onions. The beef used in both the Hoff and the Eggsploosion was not your average. It was well seasoned and very tasty. Last we tried the Scallop Slider. It was a pretty unique sandwich. The scallops weren’t at all fishy and the sesame oil in the slaw gave the whole thing a nice, noteworthy flavor.

If you have to pick just one, I’d go with the Hoff hands down. It seems like almost anyone would love it. My next pick would be the Scallop. The sandwiches are wrapped up in foil, perfect for eating one handed in a long line for the next truck. Two would probably fill most people right up. I think the prices are right on for size and specialty.

Although I love both ketchup and mustard, those aren’t the kind of condiments you’ll find on these homemade burgers, rightfully so. My recommendation – grab one (each) early while they still have most of their ingredients, and hop in another line.

 

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Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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