Basket Review No. 74: Twist

Sup. If you’re wondering why this place sounds familiar, that’s because it is.

Twenty-two reviews prior, I journeyed to Twist for an untraditional chicken strip (chicken and waffles with a side of fries) basket critique.

I didn’t necessarily enter the day with the intention of consuming chicken tenders. Well, Twist has made some changes to its menu.

Amongst several new items lies Dot’s Homestyle Pretzel-crusted chicken strips on the appetizer menu. For those who have never experienced the greatness of Dot’s pretzels, you MUST get your hands on them. They’re the best pretzels on the market by an absolute landslide.


Anyways, the delicious flavor of a Dot’s pretzel, unfortunately, is mostly lost when thrown on a chicken strip and deep fried. On paper, it’s an absolutely genius idea, but it just didn’t come through.

The chicken strips still were pretty good, but not what I expected. Flavor-wise, they were still fine and the quality wasn’t bad.

We got a french fry sampler as an appetizer that was delightful. The sweet potato fries, waffle fries and traditional fries were all about equally tasty. Each was well-seasoned with a crispy exterior and that sweet, fluffy inside that I long for.


No matter which fry I chose to factor into my score, it wouldn’t have mattered. Also, the sweet chili sauce, cajun ranch and regular ranch were solid.

Overall, I’ll give the basket a 6.8. It was unique, it was decent, it just didn’t live up to the potential. Maybe pretzels just don’t work in the deep fryer like standard bread crumb or panko batter/breading.

Big-time shoutout to my loving mother, along with girlfriend Emma and homie Austin for coming out and joining me. Much love. And shoutout mother for picking up the check ;).

Twist is definitely a fun bar to both dine and drink, and I’d like to continue exploring the menu. It’s a good, modern bar with a fun, upbeat atmosphere located in the heart of downtown Fargo. 6.8.

Author: thrillswithjmills

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

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