The Grandma Slice. It may sound out-of-date and unappealing, but it is undeniably the bright orange Slice Truck’s specialty. Unlike many of its competitors, this mobile eatery thrives on simplicity.
The truck is a single color—aside from the large white circle and slice shape that houses the truck’s name on its side—and it sells one type of food: pizza. Cheese, pepperoni, sausage and garlic, veggie or grandma; naturally, I chose grandma.
Why it’s called the Grandma Slice is a mystery to me because the slice—and the truck—couldn’t be hipper. Catering to the college crowd perfectly, the Slice Truck had its windows still open for business around 10 p.m. Tuesday night on Jefferson Boulevard, and after 2 a.m. Thursday night at the corner of Figueroa and 28th Street.
After trying and loving every bite of the square pan slice topped with roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, oregano and parmesan Tuesday night, I couldn’t help but convince my friends to buy an entire pizza on Thursday. This time it was cheese, and although not quite as scrumptious as the grandma, it was still delicious.
It seems this truck doesn’t need the far-out concepts or far-away food selection that some of the other ones do to keep people coming back for more—just good, fresh, hand-tossed pizza. And the truck’s T-shirts ($5) are pretty cool too. So a person can easily walk away from the truck in style, tummy satisfied, all for a reasonable price.
The curbside caliber has officially been raised.