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Slidin’ Thru truck goes brick-and-mortar

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Parking zone: The slider truck guys show off their new brick-and-mortar location
Photo: Beverly Poppe

Ric Guerrero and the Slidin’ Thru crew have done it again. They got the food-truck party rolling when they unleashed the slider truck on the streets of Las Vegas, and now they’ve become the first mobile eatery to go brick and mortar. At 8 p.m. on Friday, February 18, Slidin’ Thru HQ opens for good. The 24-hour restaurant will serve up its signature sliders and fries next door to the Paradise Poker Club, a neighborhood bar in an industrial park off East Sunset Road.

The Details

Slidin' Thru HQ
Open 24/7
955 Grier Drive
Beyond the Weekly
slidinthru.com/hq

So what does Slidin’ Thru The Restaurant look like? “I told the contractor to make it super from the future,” says Guerrero, sitting in a red leather booth with an embroidered burger logo and an intergalactic table top. Classic ’90s video games Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam live in one corner of the colorful, 2,200-square-foot space. Nearby, stand-up countertops bring the eats-on-the-streets vibe indoors. The light fixtures are pretty cool, but not as cool as the spray-painted mural. “I think this is going to be one of those places that you just have to come check out at least once,” Guerrero says. Bonus: there’s a full bar a few steps away.

The 2,200-square-foot space includes the Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam video games.

It may seem crazy and contradictory for a food truck to open a traditional restaurant, but it’s just another step in Guerrero’s master plan to “cover all the bases in the food game.” Don’t worry, the truck will keep rolling; the HQ kitchen will be something of a laboratory for these fast-food mad scientists. In fact, they plan to launch more trucks this year, with different menus. The Muncheese Truck is almost ready to go, serving grilled-cheese sandwiches and lobster bisque in sourdough bread bowls. Guerrero is thinking about fusion tacos, too. Vegas will soon see what the super future holds.

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