What to Get at Money Chicken?

Working downtown is always an adventure in dining. I was recently chatting with a colleague that works a few blocks away and he mentioned Money Chicken - to which I replied - Money What? 

Money Chicken is a fast-casual restaurant (you order at the counter and they call your number) in downtown Cincinnati from the same folks as Pleasantry.

It's very sparse inside with a long communal table and some long bar style seats around the exterior windows. We didn't even notice the menu - it's very high on the wall - it almost looks as though it's not quite done yet.

But the food! It's a small menu - tenders, sandwich or wings - along with two salad options, fries or slaw. Monica went with the tenders ($8 for 5) and an order of fries ($5) to share. You can also choose from a few sauces: honey mustard, ranch, bleu cheese, spicy honey or buffalo.

This order was a mixed bag - the chicken is delicious - it's crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside and has a zippy, salty seasoning that makes it really stand out! The fries weren't good - they're undercooked and bland. The sauces were a miss as well - the ranch was too much dill, the honey mustard was just odd and not right and the spicy honey wasn't really spicy.

I went for the Chicken Sandwich ($9) - it's buttermilk brined and served with pickles and mayo on a potato bun. This was delicious! The chicken was the star and this sandwich was like a gourmet version of Chick-Fil-A!

The salty spicy seasoning on the chicken stood out even more on this sandwich - I would have loved shakers of this on the table to add even more! The fried chicken definitely reminded me of the class I took at Tablespoon Cooking!

What to get at Money Chicken? Hands down - just get the chicken sandwich! Skip the sauces and enjoy the chicken! (Side note: skip the wings - a friend got them and said they weren't so great.)

Money Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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