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$7 • Pulled Pork Sliders
The evening kitchen team at Cucina Deli certainly like their smoke and spice. I'd wager they also like a joke. All those elements come together with the small-plate pork sliders ($7). Two small buns come open-faced, loaded with juicy house-smoked pulled pork, crunchy coleslaw and finished off with the intriguingly named koolickle Kool-Aid-soaked pickles. Tongue in cheek perhaps, but loaded with flavor too.
Cucina Deli • 1026 2nd Ave., Salt Lake City; 801-322-3055 or cucinadeli.com. Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 am to 5 p.m.