You ever sit and think sometimes how certain combinations come into existence?
Peanut Butter and Jelly? Milk and Cereal? Burger and Cheese?
Well this week while taking part in Mystery Beer Night at Good Microbrew, I had the Lagunitas Chicken Sandwich which combines buffalo chicken wings and sandwiches.
The thick chicken breasts were breaded, fried and covered in spicy buffalo wing sauce on a potato roll, topped with bleu cheese dressing.
The chicken was juicy, thickly cut and not too greasy. it also lacked the fried flavor that so often ruins fried chicken.
The buffalo wing sauce was also very spicy, but not too hot, and actually did have excellent flavor. I really do have a problem with making something too incredibly spicy for the heck of it. My tongue can be on fire from a hot sauce, but if it at least tastes good, or adds something to the flavor profile, I'll accept it.
It's when you make something so hot that you can't taste anything for days that makes no sense, and usually disqualifies a dish for me.
The bleu cheese dressing on top of the chicken also added an excellent flavor and heat contrast making this delightful sandwich with a lot of flavor depth.
I've stopped at Good Microbrew before and I've always enjoyed my time there, but this classic sports food, transformed into a sandwich, and with the addition of $3 mystery beers, makes this time so much better. This sandwich truly surpassed the name of its maker.
Until next week...
Lagunitas Chicken Sandwich
*** 1/2 Stars
3725 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026