Cookies, sliders and more are coming to Englewood

The new store is expected to open in mid-January or early February, Davis said.

Kali Muhammad II, owner of Slide Thru, said he and Davis met on Brown Street when he was trying to park his food trailer. He explained that he was having a bit of a problem when Davis helped him and showed him how to park it. Since then, the owners have kept in touch.

“He reminded me a lot of myself,” Davis said.

Muhammad described this incident in 2021 as “fate.”

“Sliders and cookies go together,” Davis said.

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The Cookieologist and Slide Thru go to the space that previously housed Stone House Sweets Bakery & Coffee. The business closed in July after eight years in the community.

Dan Gress, owner of JD’s Old Fashioned Frozen Custard, said this isn’t the first food concept in the space, which was previously home to OinkADoodleMoo.

Slide Thru, which will continue to function as a food truck in addition to the new space, sells classic slider-shaped sandwiches. Muhammad explained that customers can choose from a variety of sliders including Philly cheesesteak, buffalo chicken, chicken bacon ranch or a vegan black bean and order them in a trio so they can have a little bit of everything.

The Englewood location will be Slide Thru’s first physical endeavor.

Davis said his cookies will continue to be available at the ghost kitchen and other area businesses as he works to build his “cookie empire.” Plus, she recently added gourmet focaccia-style pizza to her menu. Both will be available as “grab and bake” as well.

The new space will also serve Chicken Head’s chicken and lemonade, the owners said.

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Gress, who also owns the building where the businesses are located, believes that people in the community will like the new concept. He explained that after Stone House Sweets Bakery & Coffee closed, he asked the community via Facebook what they would like to see in the space. The responses indicated a desire for a deli or something different.

JD’s Old Fashioned Frozen Custard and The Cookieologist/Slide Thru will be connected by a shared dining space at 322 Union Boulevard.

“The goal is to continue to produce a consistent product that stands out, and I believe our product does that,” Davis said.

“I am looking forward to selling and sharing our food with the area,” added Muhammad. “I hope people will try our food, know who we are, and remember who we are.”

For more information about The Cookieologist, visit www.thecookieologistdyt.com or the property’s Facebook page.

For more information about Slide Thru, visit www.slidethrudayton.com or the food truck’s Facebook page.

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