Matt Davis, entrepreneurial restaurateur and chef, the man behind the Lil Cheezers food truck (and short-lived bricks-and-mortar restaurant on Baxter Ave.) is planning to open Slice, a 1980s-themed deli and sandwich shop on a busy corner of Old Louisville, a still-underserved restaurant neighborhood.
Slice will be located in the historic, Tudor-style Arden Building at the corner of Second and Oak Sts. For many years, the building has housed the Oak Street Hardware store. Slice will occupy the space on the Second St. side of the building at 1161 S. Second St. that once was the Queen’s Crown restaurant. The location is at the intersection of two principle thoroughfares through Old Louisville.
According to a story in the Courier-Journal, Davis plans a menu with amusing names for dishes based on pop culture and music from the 1980s, such as a Culture Club Sandwich to honor Boy Geroge, Fast Times at Roast Beef High, with recalls a Sean Penn movie from the era. The menu will include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The music and the decor will also reflect the retro theme. The opening date is not set, but the C-J reports that Davis hopes to open soon. His Lil Cheezers food truck will continue to offer his gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at special events around town.