You can smell the ketchup from down the block, but you shouldn’t expect anything less from a food truck called Slider Barron. Painted navy and sky blue and sporting yellow stripes and fake bullet holes, it is designed to evoke fighter planes of World War II. A winged burger insignia and the painting of a pin-up girl — whom cook and owner Tony Barron, 46, of Westminster, Md., affectionately calls Faith — rounds out the aero-themed imagery.
Since rolling out in Montgomery County in May, the wheeled commissary has been offering an internationally influenced array of petite patties. For Barron, a veteran of the kitchens at Rainforest Cafe in Tysons Corner and the Dave & Buster’s chain, the format knows few boundaries. “Anything you can put on bread you can put on a slider roll,” he says.