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Slice'sIn a word: A cut? Above?

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JM ate the summer sausage sandwich with a lemonade.
John ate the chicken sandwich.
Nichole ate the Reuben.
Rose ate the ribeye sandwich with a can of diet caffeine free Pepsi.
We split some chicken drummies.
The bill was $25, or $6.25/person, plus tip.
John gave Slice's an A-; JM and Rose gave Slice's a B+; Nichole gave Slice's a B (see our grading rubric).

DrummiesSlice's, formerly Slice N Bullitt's, is a divey bar on Pennslyvania Ave. We got a lot of swivel and the impression that it's not really for folks like us, but it's not like we're owed comfort every damn where we go. Who do you think we think we are? I mean, it's not like we're on a kickball team. Anyway.

The food was actually amazing in its way, and seeing the bartender singlehandedly manage a full bar and cook for two or three tables was impressive, as was the bonerattlingly, toe-tapping classic country pouring out of Bose speakers over our heads.

Summer sausage sandwichWe got some chicken drummies, superhot and fresh, with ranch dressing from a squeeze bottle. Eight pieces for $5 was not bad.

JM got his first ever summer sausage sandwich here. It must have been an inch thick, grilled to release its grease, topped with a slice of cheddar cheese. Imagine a kielbasa slathered in a Kraft single. It wore its wheat toast like the pig it came from would have worn lipstick.

Rose's ribeye sandwich was hearty as well, so much so she wished for cutlery. It's what the Fair Oaks steak sandwich could have been had it only applied itself. The airy, sesame-topped bun was lightly toasted and buttered.

Ribeye sandwichJohn got a chicken breast sandwich (not a great picture) topped with iceberg lettuce and a slice of tomato that he said was essentially as good as anything at, say, the Great Dane.

Nichole got a Reuben that dropped delicious corned beef bombs in the basket. Pieces of the juicy meat dressed in melted Swiss, more like sauce than a slice, and Russian dressing, dropped from bewteen the slices of toasted rye, and were sweet and fatty.

The daily lunch specials, as well as a Friday fish fry paired with Leinie's Honey Weiss on special (if you're into that), looked kinda good, too.

Slice's lunch specials


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Too bad JM's summer sausage sandwich was such a bummer. I fell in love with them at another dive bar that we used to go to with my uncle off Hwy 12 somewhere.

Why would you even order a summer sausage sandwich with cheese on wheat? Because it's healthier?

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