SE overlord Ed showing off our freshly-chalked sliders sign.
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
'wichcraft's Chicken and Kale Sandwich
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
A row of beer vendors including DC Brau, Chocolate City Beers, Peak Organic and more.
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.
The sushi truck had a few different roll options on its chalkboard menu.
Ed thoroughly enjoying a sandwich.
The Pepe Truck (the food truck from DC celeb chef José Andrés) sold sandwiches as well as these patatas bravas.
DGS ("a modern Jewish cookery") in DC topped hot dogs with their pastrami chili.
Despite the second (or was this the third?) downpour of the afternoon, these festivalgoers were all smiles and ready for more sliders.
After a day in the mud, this is the dust cloud that formed around Jim's shoes.