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Naked Lunch

1 rating: 5.0
Sandwich place, San Francisco
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Best chicken sandwich at the Naked Lunch, SF

  • Dec 19, 2010



I give credits and much thanks to Kat's 9 Lives for taking me to this wonderful sandwich joint.  The girl is definitely my go-to person for finding good eats in SF.  When I first heard about it, she pretty much had me at "fried chicken Tuesdays" and the melt-in-your-mouth foie gras sandwich that are often sold out.  It's a very small place tucked away on the corner of Broadway and Kearny near Chinatown, and more easily located with the help of the much larger Enrico's restaurant sign beside it.  It is opened from Tuesday to Saturday only for lunch from 11:30 am to 2 pm with a fairly limited selection.  There's hardly any seating space inside, but a huge patio seating space at Enrico's are made available for the Naked Lunch patrons.  


Luckily, the famous artisan foie gras torchon with duck prociutto and with truffle salt was available that day for a whopping $16.  Pretty steep for a sandwich, but reasonable for a thick slab of creamy foie gras that you wouldn't find anywhere else.  I must emphasize how creamy it was, and it combined perfectly with the saltiness of duck prociutto and truffle salt.  The only downside, as with the majority of the places I've come across so far, the bread was still a bit too hard and crusty for my liking.  


At first glance, I could already tell how crispy this chicken sandwich was going to be (*drools).  As I looked around, almost every single person came to order this sandwich.  The fact that it is only available on Tuesdays makes it that much more special.  They fried the chicken with the skin on and I cannot emphasize enough how crispy it was.  The meat was succulent, juicy, and well seasoned between buttery toasted buns and mayo.  I smothered with hot sauce and completely indulged in what I could only describe as one of the best fried chicken I've ever had (tear).  I started thinking about how far I would go and what bad things I could do to fight for this sandwich.  It was addicting and memorable, like a first romance.  




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December 20, 2010
I like it when restaurants offer daily specials like this chicken sandwich, it does make it all the more exciting! Delicious review!
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