The summer season flew by and we missed our chance to check out "Cider and Sliders" at Nine Pin Cider Works with Slidin' Dirty. Lucky for us it has reincarnated to "Cider and Sides" for the fall season featuring more local food trucks and expanded to every Thursday, Friday, Saturday in September and October starting at 4pm.
Food truck rotations have so far included Slidin' Dirty, The Hungry Traveler, Capital Q Smokehouse and introducing the latest addition to the Capital Region food scene, Sweet Mama Mia. We love the chance to try something new!
We were skeptical of limited menu choices but one bite of this delicious pastrami sandwich turned us to converts. Thinly sliced cuts of smoky, well-seasoned meat was generously piled between two soft slices of rye topped with sauerkraut. Each bite was so flavorful and reminiscent of my beloved Montreal smoked meat. Fries were well-seasoned but could've used some more fry time. The pastrami far outshined the sides.
A flight of Nine Pin was the perfect pairing as we enjoyed our outdoor happy hour on the colorful loading dock. We've stopped by the tasting room a few times now and love the rotating variety but we always come back to our favorite, the Signature. It's dry and crisp without being cloyingly sweet and the refreshing apple flavor comes through very well. Blueberry apple cider comes in a second favorite. We're looking forward to tasting upcoming small batch flavors especially with apple season in full force! Not to mention more food truck eats! Keep up with the latest Cider and Slides news on Facebook.