Exploring the area around your new home is part of the perks when you move to a new town. We’ve been getting to know our new suburb by signing up for the local rec center, enjoying the outdoor pool, making friends with the owners of the local beverage store… (What?! They sell everyone’s favorite summer 2017 drink of choice — Rhinegeist Brewery Bubbles Rose Ale — plus Bell’s Mars Double Indian Pale Ale, a new favorite of my husband!) So when I found out the City of Independence’s Historic Hall hosts a Food Truck Friday once a month on a select Friday during the summer, I mentally saved the date and made plans for our little family to head up to investigate!
The Independence Historic Hall Food Truck Fridays run from 4pm-7pm, so I knew we’d be cutting it close when we arrived with 15-20 minutes to spare. When we made there, we were excited to see Slyman’s Tavern Food Truck would be our selection for dinner! (Don’t worry, sweet toothers: there was also a shaved ice truck available for your dessert needs.)
Our tardiness lead to finding out that the truck had sold out of corned beef — which, if you have ever had Slyman’s, you know that you can NEVER EVER go wrong with that selection. Instead, Hans ordered a Mighty Pastrami Melt on Rye and I ordered a Light Turkey on White <<— one of my guilty pleasure when you slather mayo all over it!
Plus, we shared a side of their Crinkle Fries, which brought back memories of those small Ore-Ida crinkle cut fry microwaveable boxes we used to have as a Friday night treat at my Grandpa’s house as a kid. Except Slyman’s were MUCH better — fresh out of the fryer, hot, crisp, crunchy and, dipped in ketchup, the makings of your specialty French fry dreams.
Even Baby Brenna got in on the food truck fun, tasting some of the meats — who knew she was a pastrami fan?!
We sat on the steps of the Historic Hall, enjoying our eats and wishing we had made it up there a few moments earlier to check out the exhibits the museum had to offer. Lucky for us, it’s just a short drive away in our new home town and there’s another Food Truck Friday to look forward to next month!
Keep tabs on the Slyman’s Tavern Food Truck by following them on Facebook. And save-the-date: the next Independence Historic Hall Food Truck Friday will take place on August 11th. Most likely, we’ll see you there!