The Valley already claims one rock-and-roll cupcake dealing food truck and soon will be welcoming a savory counterpart to the scene.
Enter: Goodness Gracious Great Balls & Sliders - expected to hit the streets late next month.
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Behind the wheel of this burger-based truck, which operates out of Mesa, are certified Chef De Cuisine, David Garza, and John Dixon, a recent grad of Le Cordon Blue. Both tout a commitment to local, sustainable, and real food.
The duo plans to serve "gourmet sliders that will transcend the standard cheese burger sliders." The menu will include creative spins on the classic baby burgers such as mojo de ajo pork sliders, Greek lamb sliders, marinated Portobello mushroom sliders and sloppy joe sliders. Other mini eats will include BLTs, chicken salad on croissants, roast turkey with cranberry chutney and even mini grilled cheese sliders.
"While we cannot deny the standby sliders of cheese burger," Garza says. "You will be able to enjoy many variations on the American classic."
Sides will include "panko breaded rice, potato, and Mac n cheese balls" in assorted flavors. The crazy sounding creations will take influences from several culture's cuisines including Kimchi fried rice balls with sambal (a chili-based sauce popular in Indonesia and Malaysia), Spanish rice balls with Serrano cilantro cream, and mashed potato balls served with a pan-made gravy. Also on the menu: rosemary garlic fries and sweet potato fries served with cinnamon sugar and a marshmallow cream drizzle.
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