The first thing you notice when you walk into Slick’s new restaurant on Main St. is the light. Tall ceilings loom over the bar and seating areas. Up top, a handful of sky-light windows let in the afternoon sunshine. The interior decor mimics the iconic “burger joint” of a bygone era. Visualize old license plates, vintage porcelain advertising signs, a unique coca-cola wall mural and you will have a pretty good indication of Slick’s. The kind of decoration that brings nostalgia to life.
The focal point, a 1954 Spartan Imperial Mansion trailer, sits pretty, gleaming. The bar, packed with 16 different taps on a rotating list, does double duty as an indoor and outdoor bar-top. The service is welcoming, friendly and excited. “It’s your first time? Perfect, come on and in and let us show you how we do things.”
The beginning of Slick’s started with co-owners Eric Taslimi and Robb Peterson’s partnership by utilizing each other’s talents to bring some of the most elegant wine dinners to Chattanooga through their catering company in 2012.
But knowing that their talents only reached those people who hired them for these special events got them thinking of something a little different. Wanting to make a fresh, hand ground burger for people to enjoy, they created a one of a kind restaurant and threw a curveball into the mix by cooking their daily fresh meat and hand cut fries in a 1954 Spartan Imperial Mansion trailer, custom outfitted to be Slick’s Kitchen.
Since then, Slick’s on Main St. has been born and gleams. They pride themselves on making all food from scratch every day. They grind their own meat (beef, lamb, turkey) daily, hand cut their fries daily and whip up all their own sauces, dressings, slaws, and all other fare fresh. Slick’s is also a proud carrier of neighborhood favorite and artisan baker, Niedlov’s. And for you veggie types out there, they have a killer veggie burger, too.
So head in, enjoy your stop and let them show you around. On Main St., it’s Slick’s way or the highway.