Gallery: Snapshots of Kenji's Sliders and More Food at the Sweetlife Festival

Signage
Signage
SE overlord Ed showing off our freshly-chalked sliders sign.
Niki Loves Oysters
Niki Loves Oysters
Before the sliders-making rush, Niki hopped over to the Rappahannock Oysters table for a plate of freshly shucked oysters.
Slider Master Kenji
Slider Master Kenji
Sliders fans
Sliders fans
Once we started serving (there were a few morning snafus that delayed business), the sliders fans queued up all day. We made about 800 of them in six hours—that's over two a minute!
Our first customer!
Our first customer!
This guy was first in line when we opened. Now that's a pretty great first bite.
Beautiful sliders, dressed up with all the condiments
Beautiful sliders, dressed up with all the condiments
The SE Crew
The SE Crew
Ed, Erin, Niki, Jim, Paul, and Niki's boyfriend Josh all helped out with Kenji's slider magic.
Paul's Sandwich Face
Paul's Sandwich Face
Sunny day...
Sunny day...
And then there was a downpour
And then there was a downpour
When the rain hit us, we were ready with an umbrella to protect those sizzling burgers. Thanks for jumping on umbrella duty, Josh!
'wichcraft
'wichcraft
Our festival neighbors 'wichcraft served chicken and kale sandwiches as well as pulled pork sandwiches with bags of Tim's potato chips.
Thanks for the sandwich!
Thanks for the sandwich!
'wichcraft's Chicken and Kale Sandwich
'wichcraft's Chicken and Kale Sandwich
Toki Underground's Half-Smoke
Toki Underground's Half-Smoke
Toki Underground's half-smoke (what is a half-smoke you ask?) was topped with pickled veggies, cilantro, and other Vietnamese-inspired toppings.
Kushi's Fried Chicken and Grilled Corn
Kushi's Fried Chicken and Grilled Corn
Mmm, Corn
Mmm, Corn
Beer
Beer
A row of beer vendors including DC Brau, Chocolate City Beers, Peak Organic and more.
Big Cheese Truck
Big Cheese Truck
DC-based grilled cheese truck served four different kinds of grilled cheese including one called the "Midnight Moon” with goat-gouda cheese and caramelized onions.
Kushi Truck
Kushi Truck
The sushi truck had a few different roll options on its chalkboard menu.
Ed thoroughly enjoying a sandwich.
Ed thoroughly enjoying a sandwich.
Patatas Bravas
Patatas Bravas
The Pepe Truck (the food truck from DC celeb chef José Andrés) sold sandwiches as well as these patatas bravas.
DGS Delicatessen
DGS Delicatessen
DGS ("a modern Jewish cookery") in DC topped hot dogs with their pastrami chili.
Rainy fans
Rainy fans
Despite the second (or was this the third?) downpour of the afternoon, these festivalgoers were all smiles and ready for more sliders.
Dust cloud
Dust cloud
After a day in the mud, this is the dust cloud that formed around Jim's shoes.