Inside Out Smores @ Slifo Cafe Silver Spring

A taste test for new restaurant near Downtown Silver Spring, Slifo Cafe (CLOSED)

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Hanger Steak

Don’t hang your butcher’s steak, the hanger steak from the menu of a brand new American New cuisine restaurant in Silver Spring, DC’s city like a suburb. Hanger steak is also known as Butcher’s Steak that suppose to the most desired piece of meat. So the expectation is very high here. Very soft and tender that you don’t even need a big knife to cut it. It’s a pretty big and filling piece of meat that could have used more flavor. It defiantly could have used some more seasoning to add that extra flavor kick to it. It just wasn’t as impressive as the tenderness. While they asked us how we want it prepared medium, it was still served medium rare with many pinks, which is standard preparation for hanger steak. Then why ask if it won’t be done the way we wanted? Mashed potatoes were top-notch with a very soft texture and great flavor. Not truly sure what makes this dish new and updated cuisine, really just a steak.

Short Ribs

Nothing short about these braised short ribs from the menu of a brand new American New cuisine restaurant in Silver Spring, DC’s city like the suburb. A large thick, and super tender piece of pork. So tender that it just melts in your mouth. Flavor-wise the meat could have used a bit more seasoning to match that great tenderness. I liked that there was no bone to work around, and you can enjoy the meaty goodness. Served with a sizable side of mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts. Not a cheap dish with a high price of $19. The brussels sprouts were probably the second favorite thing after the short ribs.

Pot Pie

Order up a new deconstructed take on an old chicken pot pie while exploring a menu of a brand new American New cuisine restaurant in Silver Spring, DC’s city-like suburb. A brand new restaurant with a fresh take on some traditional dishes. Nice and thick pot pie filling with mushroom gravy and tender chicken. It comes with large pieces of mushrooms, sweet pies, and carrots. But the most important part is all that, Gravy! What makes this different from your grandma’s pot pie is how it is more of a deconstructed pot pie with sweet biscuit crust on top. This makes it so much, so there is a lot less breading to it. Less guilt by eating all those carbs. Though that is the only thing that made it a new take, kind of wish, there was further to it, especially when you pay $15 for this. One thing that got us a bit confused as to where the pie part is? Or is this just chicken stew? Plus, this dish has a vegetarian option for only $12!

Inside Out S’Mores

Sometimes it is out, like with this Inside Out S’Mores from the dessert menu of a brand new American New cuisine restaurant in Silver Spring, DC’s city like a suburb. Now, this is one wonderful dessert. Great bold colors, this dish sure is pretty to look at. True to its name, it has a soft s’more on top, chocolate brownie shell with a gooey melted gram cracker cake filling. It is lovely and chocolaty and enjoyable with every spoonful, though it’s more of gram cracker than a s’more. It served on a side with a lovely and refreshing vanilla ice cream. Even with all the flavors and beauty, this is one extremely tiny smores dessert for $9. I could quickly finish it in just a few bites. Great taste that needs to be matched by a bigger serving.

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