Slidin’ Dirty

Hello darlings! *Craving food warning*

You have been officially warned that these pictures may cause hunger, cravings, and food envy. Now that we got that out of the way, let me introduce you to Slidin’ Dirty. It is a restaurant located in downtown Troy, NY. Fun fact: Uncle Sam is from Troy! Since I traveled to Barcelona, I’ve been in love with the idea of tapas. You get to order three mini meals without looking like a pig. I mean if you really want to order three normal meals go right ahead, I won’t judge.

When you sit down at Slidin’ Dirty, you’re greeted with a three page beer menu. Goodness, I sadly do not drink beer, but I automatically thought of my brothers. Once you place you drink order (water for me), you can look at the long list of tapas. You’re welcome to check out their menu here. Their salads sounded great, but I was craving endless burgers and tacos. So my eyes darted past the crab cake salad and looked at the tapas section. You can pick from the dirty dozen (burgers), sliders of the sea, and tacos. It economically makes sense to get 2-3 of the same section, but I really wanted to try everything. So I ended up getting (from left to right) BBQ pig, Crab Cake, and the Dirty Hottie.

BBQ Pig: This one happened to be my least favorite. Although it was my least favorite, I would order it again. It was just a little too spicy for me (I’m a wimp). The BBQ pig description is, “nine pin braised pulled pork, coleslaw, pickled red onion cucumber and jalapeño relish, and bbq sauce.” I really liked the cucumbers in it because it toned down the spicy jalapeño.


Crab Cake: Ugh, I love crab cakes. I don’t know what it is, but I just think they’re everything and more. The description of the crab cake was, “panko crusted crab cake, arugula, tomato, red onion, avocado, and horseradish cream.” The crab cake itself was delicious. It was something so easily edible. I could probably eat 15 of them and not feel guilty.

Dirty Hottie: This one won me over with it’s creative name. This slider consists of paper jack, arugula, tomato, red onion, jalapeño, avocado, and chipotle cream. As soon as I saw chipotle cream I knew I needed to order it. This one was by far my favorite. The next time I go, I definitely need to try the dirty cowboy which is similar to the dirty hottie but with cheddar, bacon, and bbq sauce.

I first heard of this place through my college. During Siena fest (our spring concert), they have food trucks come. One of them was sliding dirty and they offered two different sliders. I’m glad they came because now I’m hooked.

Now that I’ve officially made you hungry, let me know what your favorite style restaurant is! 

As always,

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