Chicken and Guns opened about 3 weeks ago. They feature locally sourced chickens roasted over white oak and mesquite. Their inspiration came to them from roadside vendors roasting chickens in Mexico.
The menu is super simple: Whole/Half/Quarter chicken with your choice of potatoes or salad. The potatoes are fried with lemon and sea salt and topped with a salsa cruda and a Peruvian Aji sauce. The salad is a mixture of greens, grains and veggies with a chimichurri sauce. Add an egg if you like but that’s it.
My daughter (@minicartwhisperer) and I both opted for the same: Quarter chicken with potatoes. Between the smokey and seasoned flavor of the chicken and the flavors of the Aji sauce, we were both in heaven.
This place is so worth a special trip to Cartopia just to get that some of that damn chicken. Get here before everyone else figures it out. Enjoy!