I have to admit, when I heard chicken joint BIRD was opening a new shop in Holloway Road, I was pretty excited. A friend of mine doesn’t stop going on about their damn waffle burgers, and to tell you truth, I’ve had one; they’re awesome.
The shop looks exactly how I thought it would: hip, orange and to the point. I order my waffle burger, fries and creamy slaw and sip on an ice cold pint of Camden Pale Ale, taking in my bright, modern-twist-on-a-classic-diner surroundings. My favourite local haunt Max’s Sandwich Shop has new competition.
Moving on to the main course; “The Original Waffle Burger” is two crunchy-on-the-outside, buttery-soft-and-juicy-on-the inside boneless chicken thighs, bacon, “American cheese,” hot sauce and Canadian maple syrup hedonistically sandwiched between two fluffy, yet perfectly griddled waffles. And believe me, it’s every bit as decadent and life-affirming as it sounds. In fact, to date, it is the best free range fried chicken I’ve ever tasted. In fact, it’s the best chicken burger I’ve ever tasted.