Y'all know that if I don't like a restaurant, I don't give it a review on my blog. As a general rule, I just think it is classy to only share what is awesome and not rip another establishment down. That being said, I was in Dallas last week with Evil TARA ...the original giant brain in my Evil Think Tanks ...see the ETT for details on how those kitchen shenanigans ensued. At any rate, she's the one who originally said, "Steph, you should start a blog." To which I replied, "What's a blog?" I had so much to learn and she opened the floodgate. We've had a lot of fun along the way. Now, back to Dallas.
During a two day visit with my remarkable friend, we were looking for a place to have a quick dinner. We found this one. Streets Fine Chicken
I should have known that I'd love it just based on the first few items on the menu...Chickarones, fried chicken skins with chili lime salt, and the chicken lollipops, smoked 'n' fried chicken drumsticks rolled in a Grand Marnier horseradish molasses.
We ordered the lollies. How could we not?
They were fall-off-the-bone tender smoked and then deep fried giving it a very unique crisp-tender contrast. That perfect little drumette was then covered in this sticky-savory molasses that literally made me giddy. The presentation was spot-on and the flavors were perfect.
Next we got the Chickarones. In Arizona and across the country people have fried pig skins all the time. I thought this was a brilliant use of chicken skin, plus when I bake chicken, I really love the crispy skin! These were so crispy and warm with a mild chili and lime salt.
After that, we were on to the main stage. They had two things that were their specialty. Fried chicken and something called "Sin Killer Chicken". Tara had had Peri Peri chicken in France and insisted that I'd love it. I had to trust that, plus the description sounded absolutely divine!
We ordered it with the creamy baked brie macaroni and cheese. I wish I had words to describe the flavor explosion. Tangy, sweet, spicy with hints of citrus and herbs then grilled to a tender perfection. I was in love. Life changing chicken. I never say that, but this was awesome.
Sin Killer is flame grilled chicken marinated in olive oil, agave nectar, orange peel, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, onion, Peri Peri peppers, herbs and spices; There was also a light and super fluffy honey biscuit; creamy brie mac n' cheese made with gouda and creamy brie - baked then toasted to perfection.
There you go darlings! Go visit these guys!
Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess