I missed my chance to try Hotbird, the Nashville hot chicken sandwich spot, when they were a staple at Oakland First Fridays and Off the Grid at the Presidio. So when I heard they opened a temporary space in the Twitter building food hall while their brick-and-mortar restaurant (also located in the same building) is under construction, I hurried over. After devouring their titular Hotbird, I’m happy to report that this sandwich is a master class in the art of doing one thing great. Like, Jordan Peele great. I chose medium out of five heat levels, which had a fiery kick but not in a, “Help, please send milk” sort of way, as well as dill pickles, a tangy aioli, and a light, buttery bun. It’s a perfect sandwich.
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