I Was in a Coma of Deliciousness!
The Place: Monroe’s Hot Chicken
The Location: 45 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
The Dish: Fried Chicken Sandwich (Medium heat level) and crinkle fries
By: Chanesia Harper
Bringing Nashville sinful flavors and a new beat. This downtown restaurant located across the street from Cityscape is a must try. Founded by the owners of Lo Lo’s Chicken and Waffles. Built with flair and creativity.
Decorated with a red, black, and white theme throughout. On the walls are many mugshot portraits of different celebrities and memorabilia. Giving the restaurant a chill and comfortable vibe. No specific attire is required.
I went to the restaurant on Monday during lunch hour. I was able to witness the hustle and bustle of downtown Phoenix. The setup is a fast-food restaurant style. There is an option to order directly at the counter or at a computer. After ordering they called my name within a few minutes and it was time to dig in.
I ordered the fried chicken sandwich topped with coleslaw, pickle, and house sauce ($12). I chose medium heat just to get a feel of how hot it would be. The size of this sandwich was enormous, it took two hands. My first bite, I was in a coma of deliciousness. It was packed with flavor, crispiness, and heat. I was so excited for the continuous flavor of this sandwich I had to take a break and enjoy the fries. The crinkle fries crisped to perfection and a Cajun seasoning ($3.50). I also sampled my friends smoked turkey greens ($4) and cornbread mac and cheese ($4). The greens nicely seasoned and a hint of spicy. The mac and cheese not too cheesy topped with cornbread crumbs, not too bad.
Quick tip: Follow this company on Instagram, sometimes they have updates or stay open late. Instagram handle: monroeshotchicken; monroeshotchicken.com