Hey, all. I hope you are doing well and are ready to read about a couple of the finest dishes from two of my favorite spots in downtown Fargo.
This was one of my favorite blog posts to, ah, “gather research” for, thus far. We (Emma and I) each picked up a chicken sandwich and split them for lunch. It was wonderfully delicious and filling.
I’ll start with Emma’s contribution, the classic chicken sandwich from Brew Bird (on the left in the photo).
Brew Bird’s classic sandwich comes with a crispy fried chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, comeback sauce and house bread and butter pickles on a toasted bun. Emma’s not a tomato fan, so that was omitted.
It’s a delicious sandwich. The chicken is flavorful and high quality, the breading is crispy and well-seasoned, and I’m crazy about the comeback sauce. There’s really nothing to complain about. Like everything else on Brew Bird’s menu, the sandwich is solid from top to bottom.
Boiler Room seemingly doesn’t have its classic southern fried chicken sandwich on the menu anymore, but that’s OK, because the buffalo chicken sandwich is better. Disclaimer: I got the buffalo on the side so the sandwiches were more similar.
Boiler’s chicken sandwich comes with ranch, house made pickles and romaine on a toasted brioche bun.
This was also an A1 sandwich. The chicken was beautifully fried to give it a crispy breading. The ranch is very good and I liked Boiler’s house pickles more. I also preferred Boiler’s bun — it was perfectly toasted but remained fluffy on the non-toasted side. Also, the buffalo sauce is some of the best I’ve had. I didn’t want the buffalo on top of the sandwich so I can compare the buffalo chicken sandwiches on a later date (hint, hint).
Overall, Brew Bird gets the slight edge for having better chicken, but not by much. I had Brew Bird down as an 8.5 and Boiler Room as an 8.3. It was very close and I love both sandwiches.
Thanks for reading. That’ll probably do it for this week. Take it easy.