Wednesday, December 17, 2014
If you catch a glimpse of the Grilled Glazer from far away, it might appear to be a normal chicken sandwich. Upon closer inspection, though, and it's pretty clear that this is no ordinary meal.
Instead of sandwich buns, diners bite into a toasted maple-glazed doughnut with a layer of fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese and a drizzle of "secret sauce." It's breakfast, dinner and dessert all rolled into one package.
Where to get it: Harolds Fried Chicken & Donuts, 3300 W. Sixth St. The space inside the Miller Mart formerly occupied by Eats reopened under a new concept earlier this week. The same man behind Eats (Nick Wysong) and his Ingredient co-founder Steve Kerner own Harolds.
What you'll pay: $6
Try it with: Harolds offers several sides (the list includes fries, macaroni and cheese, and chicken noodle soup) but we tried a small cup of cole slaw for $1.50 — you know, to get some greens in there.
Also on the menu: The name says it all — fried chicken and doughnuts. Each fried-chicken meal is accompanied by maple-glazed donuts and a choice of dipping sauce, of which there are six.
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