The government shuts down, but I do not.
Welcome to another installment of Fargo-Moorhead’s (and possibly the nation’s) best chicken-related content.
This go around, I enjoyed a chicken strips dinner at one of F-M’s premier breakfast places, The Shack on Broadway.
This was only the second or third time I’ve eaten at The Shack. I opted for the country fried steak and eggs last time, and it was delicious. Highly recommend.
I hadn’t previously tried anything other than breakfast food, but I will for sure be back to further explore the menu.
It was a pretty classic basket. The strips were comparable to Arby’s. The chicken was fair quality, and the breading was crunchy and seasoned nicely.
The waffle fries were a hair on the salty side, but they were enjoyable. Let me tell you, The Shack has some tasty ranch. It’s not like it was some new type of ranch I’d never eaten before. It had the right consistency and just tasted good.
Overall, I give The Shack’s chicken strip basket a 7.3. Nothing about it was amazing and nothing about it was bad. It was a pleasant experience.
I do have one complaint. Why were these strips served to me on a sad, wilted piece of lettuce? Chicken strips don’t need a depressed-looking garnish. I did the math, and counted zero benefits of having the strips sit atop that piece of lettuce. Whatever. I won’t hold it against them.
Moving on, The Shack has reasonable prices, as well. For $10.99, I got three big chicken strips, a generous helping of fries, a piece of bread and a side salad. The rest of the menu seems to have a similar theme: a good-sized portion of tasty, affordable food.
It would’ve been cool if the piece of bread was toasted (wink wink, I’m looking at you, Shack).
I’m looking forward to returning to try some different options. 7.3.