Mean Bird’s Chicken Tenders Sandwich

Recorded on April 24th, 2016

This weekend we visited the Mean Bird truck at the RVA Street Art Festival, and I was lucky that they were out of veggie chicken (which I love). Lucky, because all that left me was regular chicken to choose from. The menu had what seemed too good to be true: a chicken tenders + slaw sandwich. I think it was $8, which seems like a lot, until you realize how enormous the Mean Bird portions are. (No sides are necessary with their main dishes.)

Five minutes after ordering, the sandwich was ready. If you’ve read this far, let me say: get this if you ever see them offer it. There are so many giant tenders in the basket that you have to eat some just to get them out of the way before you assemble the remaining ones on the open-faced bun into the form of a sandwich. This is a burden, but someone has to do it.

The tenders: they’re very large, very crispy yet juicy, and tender (thus, the name). Way better than the tenders you’re used to as bar food elsewhere. All other tenders will have a lot to live up to from now on.

I still don’t see the chicken tenders sandwich on the menu on their website, but I hope it makes more appearances. A+++.

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