Basket Review No. 59: Herd and Horns

Hi, all. I spent more than 15 minutes outside yesterday, so my skin is a beautiful shade of red right now. Today, there’s barely a cloud in the sky, making for another beautiful afternoon, but I’m going to give my outer layer a break and sit in the comfort of my sun-lit, air conditioned living room. (I really do love being outside in the summer, but it doesn’t take much for that first burn of the season to take place).

Let’s dive into some more family-friendly content.

It’s hard to believe my next review will be my 60th. That’s probably about 240 chicken strips I’ve eaten in the name of bringing you all the content you need. The content you deserve. And I just really love chicken strips.

AND I’m bringing this to you on my day off. There are no days off, however, in the chicken strip game. Forget Tom Brady and Michael Phelps, Under Armour should launch an ad campaign revolved around me.

That Michael Phelps ad is one of my favorites, for the record. Imagine a similar context, but about me eating and blogging about chicken strips. That would be art in its purest form. It would motivate an entire nation.

Anyways …

For this review, I battled my way through the roadwork of Fargo to pick up some lunch to-go at Herd and Horns, a staple North Dakota State bar.

The meal was fine. The tenders were the type I’ve seen several times. They’re pretty much the standard for bar chicken strips. The breading was normal thickness and crunch with a salty flavor.


I was a fan of the fries. They were sufficiently crispy and were coated in seasoned salt, which is always enjoyable. The ranch was delicious. It was runny, but the flavor was absolutely on point.

You wonderful readers probably think a bigger score is coming, since I gave overwhelmingly positive remarks to the side and sauce, but in this industry, the chicken strips have by far the most pull, so for that reason, I’ll go 6.6 on the basket.

I really don’t have anything to add. Herd and Horns is a fun place. It’s a good college bar. Driving there sucked because of the road construction, but that’s just how life goes.

Oh, I do have one addition. I like when takeout food comes on checkered wax paper. Herd and Horns, I think some green and yellow checkered wax paper could go a long way for you. That is my suggestion. Thanks, bye. 6.6

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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