I can't comment on the burgers but the owners, Deepak Diwan and Kal Gullapalli, decided to do something different and introduced Nashville Hot Chicken Sundays starting a couple of weeks back. The Nashville Fried chicken comes either with White meat ($13) or Dark ($12) and of course, I went with the dark. You have three choices of sauces:
- A mild sweet and savory honey butter sauce.
- A house hot sauce that is cayenne forward and combines smoky, sweet, and spicy flavors.
- A "Melt Your Face Off," which "hurts so good" and is made with ghost peppers and served with gloves.
I went with the House Hot and it was pleasantly spicy without overpowering the chicken. Despite having had the sauce poured over it, the chicken was still super crispy and cooked perfectly, moist and tender. The picture doesn't show the size of the thigh but it was big. Yes, you can see the cayenne colored sauce pooling on the plate and it will run down your arm. There is an excellent potato salad hiding on the other side of the slaw. The slaw had, apart from cabbage, both kale and shaved Brussels sprouts in it. Despite that, it was also super tasty and crunchy. The chicken is cooked to order so fast food it isn't but it was worth the wait.
1128 Cambridge Street Between Norfolk St & Elm St
Cambridge, MA 02139