The menu clearly states: “All sandwiches eaten on premise are served with chips and a choice of macaroni salad, potato salad or pickles.” I like simple and there are simply five sandwich choices on the menu. Did I mention that is the total menu minus beverage choices and soup of the day (only during the winter)? That’s all good because all you have to do is look at my ham sandwich and agree that Mama Cass would be proud.
Roast beef, turkey, corned beef, ham and cheese or tuna fish is what Slick’s Restaurant and Tavern, at 127 South Ferry Street in the Stockade area of Schenectady, specializes in and they do it in grand fashion. This is the real deal in size. I didn’t weigh it, but we are talking at least one pound of meat. The meat is cut fresh from a deli slicer that resides at its home behind the bar. Breads of choice are white, wheat or rye.
The proper etiquette for consuming of said sandwiches is the one-handed messy taco approach. Make the commitment and stick with it. Never put it down. Pick up your drink with the other hand. Use your napkin with the other hand. Putting this beast of a sandwich down could cause some complicated structural defects that may not be fixable. The trick is to use your palm as the stop zone from the meat exiting the opposite side by way of the slippery dressing.
The second you walk into Slick’s you get that cozy neighborhood bar feel. It has a nice long bar and a handful of tables towards the back of the room. I’m privy to take-out because I’m often on the go when I’m near here. The one drawback to take-out here is that the chips are not included (only “on premise” are chips allowed). If you are looking for a huge sub then go to The Deli and Brew, in Troy. If you are looking for a huge sandwich, Slick’s in Schenectady is the place.