Earlier this year when they first came out, we tried Mike ‘N’ Willies. They serve slides and tacos, with 3 of each type to choose from.
Last time we tried few items. This time we’re going to try a few other menu items: a Lil’ Piggie slider, s and Pea-nocchio slider. The prices are in the $3.50-$4.50 range, but they have a lunch special of any 3 for $10. That saved me a couple of bucks.
I started with the Pea-nocchio slider, which is the only vegetarian item on the menu. It’s a fried chickpea slider with chipotle pepper mixed into the chickpeas.
The slider is a little smaller than a hockey puck, but much tastier. It’s topped with slices of tomato and a pickle, as well as an herby sesame seed sauce. Very enjoyable, with a nice little afterburn from the chipotle.
Next up were the lime chicken tacos, which I’ve never had before. Last time they were out of it, but this time I went a little earlier.
The first thing i noticed is they use two tortillas for the lime chicken tacos. Good move. There was also a wedge of lime, which I squirted on the taco, and lots of shredded white-meat chicken.
I could see 3 different sauces (!) on the taco: guacamole with small pieces of avocado and cilantro, a green tomatillo sauce which also had plenty of cilantro, and what appeared to be a chili-mayo sauce. Oh, there was crumbled cojita cheese on top too.
This was a little more substantial than the Pea-nocchio, with a lot of shredded chicken in the taco. Good thing two tortillas were used, or there could have been breakage. There was an afterburn on the lime chicken tacos too, but a bit less than the Pea-nocchio.
Last up was the Lil’ Piggie, a pulled pork slider with chipotle lime slaw on top. There was a good amount of pulled pork on this slider too, and it was topped with their homemade bbq sauce. The bbq sauce was smoky and a little sweet, but still had a tang. This is the kind of bbq sauce I like, not too vinegary.
I also noticed the bun for the Pea-nocchio was a little different than the Lil’ Piggie. The first one was very soft, but it would have been too soft for the Lil’ Piggie, whose bun was a little firmer.
Everything I’ve had at Mike ‘N’ Willies has been good, so it’s more a question of what you’re in the mood for. My personal favorites were probably the Pea-nocchio, Big Bad Brisket and the fish taco, but that’s my taste. Yours may be different.