Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce ($6.25)
Ordering a chicken sandwich here requires some very tough decisions, which I explained in more detail in the main post. There is simply no way I could try every kind of sandwich and topping combo, so for the first sandwich, I went with a Nashville Hot chicken breast on a housemade bun with lettuce. Though not quite as fierce as some of the chicken I ate on a recent trip to Nashville, there is a different heat, so be careful. The beautiful golden-browned bun is genuinely soft, yet still strong enough to hold the contents.
Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich ($6)
Next, I tried a Pickle Brined chicken thigh on a buttermilk biscuit. It could have just been the thigh meat, but I think the brine helps explains why this one was so juicy. It's also nicely seasoned, though I wouldn't say it necessarily tastes like pickles.
Closer Look at the Buttermilk Biscuit
The biscuit has dozens of flaky layers, and there is a definite tang of buttermilk.
Fried Chicken Tenders ($5)
Because Leghorn butchers its own chickens, the restaurant only has a limited number of chicken tenders, something the menu definitely makes clear with its warning that the dish is available "until we run out." Each order comes with three tenders.
Hand-Cut Nori Fries ($3)
As the name suggests, these skinny hand-cut fries are tossed with powdered nori.
Of course, Leghorn makes its own condiments, too. Instead of a bottle of Heinz on the table, you can douse your fries in the housemade catsup, or in the restaurant's own hot sauce.