Slider Joe's slides into Rockville Centre

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The pulled pork Kansas City Joe at Slider

The pulled pork Kansas City Joe at Slider Joe's in Rockville Centre. (May, 2013) Photo Credit: Handout

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Monday marks the launch of Slider Joe’s, a counter-serve eatery taking a new tack. “Our motto is ‘Right size, not supersize,’” said co-owner John Evangelista. That means instead of a  hefty 1/3 pound burger, you're looking at a  2 ½ ounce patty on a slider-sized Martin potato roll.

And it’s not just the classic hamburger slider ($2.30) on the menu. The “Tuscan Joe” features a seasoned ground pork patty with tomatoes, peppers and onions ($3.80), and the Kansas City Joe is a pulled pork slider topped with haystack onions and BBQ sauce ($3.80). You can also get all-beef hot dogs, plain or fancy ($1.80 to $3.40) as well as shoestring fries, naked or topped with cheese and/or chili ($2.40-$3.40). Shakes, too ($3.80).

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Evangalista, a contractor by trade, said he built the place himself. The wood on top of the counters came off the side of a barn in Arkansas. The little dining area has seating for 12.

Slider Joe’s is at 189 N. Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, 516-766-2000,

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