Review: Buffalo Chicken Tenders at Southside Tavern

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For being the second most Irish town in the entire nation its quite surprising until recently there were no legit bars in Braintree (love you Tiki, but you’re primarily a restaurant). In towns like Norwood, you can’t pass a street corner without stumbling past a watering hole.  Then a few years ago, right around when we switched to having a mayor, the clouds opened and up popped the Brewhouse and the Southside Tavern.

Southside Tavern is a clean, well-lit bar, in the middle of Braintree square. Friendly staff and they are fast to refresh your drink. More about the bar at a later time, for this blog, it’s all about their buffalo chicken tenders.

Appearing as an appetizer on the menu, the buffalo chicken tenders come in around $8 for 6 tenders with blue cheese & celery/carrots. The chicken is fried to a crisp finish that leaves a soft crunch in your mouth. The sauce is tasty with more of a zang, than a spicy kick. I found the blue cheese as a good compliment, but not needed to drown out any overreaching spiciness.

It’s a good solid buffalo chicken tender and for that I’m giving it a B, 7/10. The quantity (although it’s an app) had me wanting at least 3 more tenders. Also, the sauce was solid, but I would like to taste more of a kick.

My friends ordered some of their other buffalo items: buffalo chicken wontons & buff chick Mac n cheese. I tried the wontons and they were bitching, but did not taste the mac n cheese, will leave that for the next review.

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