Homemade pretzels with rosemary butter. Pork Schnitzel with horseradish mashed potatoes. Cumin green beans. It was all mine when we went to Slide Inn for dinner. It was surprisingly empty, while just a couple blocks away, the line out the door at Screen Door went around the corner.
Slide Inn has a great list of cocktails – I tried one called Hansel Gets Screwed, with fresh OJ and ginger infused vodka. Even just saying the name was fun. But it was truly good, name aside. Not too sweet.
The green beans were actually my favorite thing – they were very garlicky and spicy and deliciously, perfectly cooked, with a slight crunch to them. The schnitzel was flavorful and I loved the horseradish potatoes. Gosh I love mashed potatoes. So much.
The polenta with mushroom sour cream sauce (vegan) was crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. I was surprised, actually, because I am not generally a fan of fake sour cream. But this was genuinely good. So good that I would order it for an entree sometime. And that’s saying something, coming from this carnivore.
I managed to make it for brunch a few days later, and enjoyed eggs benedict, apple fritters and some beer battered onion rings. My friends had some tasty portobello burgers. Mmmmm. Good way to start the weekend.
**A portion of my dinner at the Slide Inn was provided to me at no cost. I really liked it, or I wouldn’t write about it.