My first visit to The Slidebar was August 2011 and was amazed by food. This rockin’ kitchen pushes out some of the best comfort food and innovative dishes around. Check out my previous article to see what was and is cooking.
Here’s a preview of some dishes Chef Al will be rolling out of the kitchen!
Kale Salad is fresh kale, crisp apples, pecans, and bleu cheese crumbles tossed in balsamic vinaigrette. Jeremy loves this salad with seared ahi on top. The salad was vibrant and crisp. The pecans were candied and added a great flavor. Apples were sweet and crisp. Bleu cheese was perfectly paired with its creamy and punchy flavor. The balsamic vinaigrette was just right adding just the right amount of flavor. Thumbs up, way up!
The Psycho Burger is a half pound hamburger patty topped with melted cheddar, Swiss, and American cheeses, lettuce, tomato, crispy onions, and bacon all served between to grilled cheese sandwiches. The hamburger is made with premium beef. Sounds crazy, right?! The burger is aptly named and pretty damn tasty. It’s HUGE! The buns alone are a meal! The burger is cooked to your liking and loaded with gooey melty cheese. It comes with garlic fries which were perfectly crispy with a beautiful golden brown chip flavor. Just come hungry or bring some friends! Thumbs up, way up!
Grilled, Fried Fish, or Shrimp Tacos is succulent, fresh halibut or shrimp grilled or fried and served on warm corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, and a lime aioli. These tacos have a good portion of fish fillet inside and are grilled to perfection. If you add dash of salt and some Cholula, these tacos are rockin’ good. The lime cilantro rice is iconic and has a really good, refreshing flavor to it, not like ordinary Mexican rice. And when you mix it up with the rice, it becomes almost Puerto Rican/Cuban in flavor. Another option to offer for the fish is blackened. Cajun flavor works well with fish and would make these tacos more awesome.
On the Slidebar’s standing menu, the desserts are going to pull you right back in. The Whammy-Bar is a Slidebar original! Dense brownies with chocolate chip cookie dough fried in funnel cake batter, served with vanilla bean ice cream, and drizzled with raspberry and chocolate sauces. This dish will make your taste buds start their own mosh pit in your mouth because there is so much going on here. The funnel cake batter “nest” holds all the dense, gooey brownie inside. It’s amazing! The vanilla ice cream adds a cool, creaminess and pulls everything together. It kind of reminds you of the county fair. The flavor is fun like a carnival. But be warned, this is definitely a sharing dessert. IT’S HUGE! Thumbs up!
Stay tuned for a Part Two article when all of the new menu options are launched!
- Kids eat free every Wednesday.
- Taco Tuesdays: $1 Carne Asada, Pastor, or Chicken Tacos; $2 Shrimp or Soy Beef Potato Hash; $.25 extra per taco – cheese, sour cream, guacamole. All tacos are prepared fresh with diced onion, chopped cilantro, and your choice of salsa roja or salsa verde. Domestics & Dos XX $2, Imports $3, and Margaritas $5.
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars
For more information:
122 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832-1909