A Sandwich a Day: Fried Chicken Sandwich at Naked Lunch in San Francisco
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Naked Lunch, a lunch spot (only open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in the North Beach section of San Francisco, features a rotating menu of seasonal sandwiches, soups, and salads. Some days you may find a crab sandwich, on others, a foie gras and duck prosciutto sandwich, and on lucky days you'll find a fried chicken sandwich.
This sandwich, made with aioli and buttermilk coleslaw on pain de mie, is nearly perfect. I took my sandwich to go, and the cashier tucked in a couple containers of Crystal hot sauce. "Be sure to use the hot sauce," he advised. And he was right—the vinegar and spice of the Crystal played perfectly against the creaminess of the rest of the sandwich. The fried chicken breading was highly spiced, and worked just right in the sandwich. I can't wait to return and have it again.
About the author: Jennifer Maiser writes about locally and sustainably grown food. She is the founder and editor of the Eat Local Challenge website and writes at Life Begins at 30, her personal weblog.