Tuesday, July 5, 2011
4th of July Weekend Eats IX
McDonald's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich - if she would like to try the Church's version, which I think is vastly superior. She said sure. So we went to Church's. Only Church's Chicken was out of chicken. Go figure.
So I thought Chinese food sounded good and we headed over to China Express to see if they were open. The lights were on - including the neon sign reading "Open" - and the door was wide open, so we parked and started to walk inside. There was a small hand-written sign on the door reading "We will be closed on the 4th of July." No one was inside. Oh.
I wrote about this sandwich once a couple of years ago, when Elizabeth and I stopped by the Fatburger on Vermont before seeing Regina Spektor at the Greek. It was really good, a juicy, fried chicken patty drenched in hot sauce.
So I was expecting that again yesterday and was surprised when I was presented with a sandwich devoid of sauce. But not really disappointed: both Wendy's and Jack in the Box have spicy chicken sandwiches without sauce, and I like both of them.
While discarding the tomato I noticed something: this chicken was as hard as a rock. I still took a bite. I have never, I think, had something as over-fried as this. I honestly was worried it might crack a tooth. It was still tasty - although there was no spice to it and I had to add a few shakes of Tabasco to liven it up - but man was it crispy.
I think my two experiences with chicken sandwiches at Fatburger are enough. I'm sticking with burgers from now on.
Posted by JustinM at 9:24 AM