I have to admit fellow friends and faithful blog readers, I didn’t really feel like writing this morning. I am feeling a little sluggish and sometimes the words just don’t come as easy as usual. But I figure writing is one of those things you just have to keep at, even when its hard and eventually it gets easier, right? At least I hope so!
Ok… enough about me… back to the food.
I grabbed a couple of girlfriends and went to check out Fresa’s chicken this week. Yall know what I am talking about… the new bright pink and blue place next Shoal Creek Saloon . How can you miss this huge, neon chicken flapping high in the sky?
I drive by this place each day to and from work so I figured it was finally time for me to see what all the hype was about. Now, let me tell yall something… this is NOT fried chicken. So many people have asked me if this was like Lucy’s Fried Chicken and this is NOT a fried chicken place. So although I love Lucy’s, this is a totally different concept so just go on ahead and get that picture out of your mind.
Fresa’s is a walk-up or drive-thru Mexican street chicken joint. Warning: there is absolutely no where to eat at Fresa’s. I’m not joking about this. You pick up your awesome chicken (more on the awesomeness below) and take it home or somewhere else to eat. We walked over to Duncan Park, which is just behind Fresa’s and has picnic tables. The weather was perfect for our evening picnic!
Upon walking up to Fresa’s, we were greeted by this cheerful, smiling face. He was super friendly and patiently answered all our girly questions about the menu. Don’t worry there was no one waiting in line behind us, so it was cool.
Don’t forget the beer! Fresa’s sells beer by the 6-pack and vino by the bottle. They charge $4-6 for a wine or beer opener so if you’re not heading home, might be a good idea to bring your own. That being said, Fresa’s also sells margarita kits, which is everything you need for a marg but bring your own tequila… no tequila sold on the premises.
Cranch got the Classic Torta. She kindly let me have a taste and it was delicioso! This would be perfect for lunch. Most of the menu is served family style but the tortas and salads can be single servings. Or served as sides to the chicken.
Here they are again! Mexican Street Corn! I’m telling yall… elotes are the next big old thing to be new again. Just watch!
Here is the Oregano and Cracked pepper marinated chicken. We got a half meal and split it between 3 girls with sides and it was plenty of food. The chicken comes with black beans, rice, salsas and fresh corn tortillas. Caveat: the chicken comes wrapped in butcher paper. AKA no plates. So as we unpacked our dinner, we realized we would be roughing it a little bit and all sharing our meal off the butcher paper. They forgot to send the tortillas and cutlery with us so we had to go back and get them. I chalk that up to a minor kink in a new place. The chicken was delectable. Perfectly marinated, not dry at all. I found the corn tortillas to be perfect however my flour-loving friends weren’t on the band wagon with the traditional corn tortillas.
And this spicy green sauce is about the closest replication I’ve ever tried to Taco Deli’s Dona Sauce. This sauce wasn’t quite as addictive as Dona Sauce but delicious none the less and on the same flavor lines.
Have you been to Fresa’s? What did you think? Do you hope they’ll be open for breakfast soon?