June 7, 2018

GRUB | The DownLow Chicken Shack x Commercial Drive

The DownLow Chicken Shack | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Commercial Drive—(June 7, 2018) Nashville style hot fried chicken is coming to East Vancouver by way of Merchant's Workshop chefs/owners, husband-and-wife duo Doug Stephen and Lindsey Mann, with their brand new The DownLow Chicken Shack.

The DownLow Chicken Shack | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Early on and so far, the fried chicken is quite delicious with a simple menu of cuts with your choice of spice level ranging from classic, mild, medium, hot, extra hot, and "side of milk".

The DownLow Chicken Shack | Commercial Drive, Vancouver
hot chicken sandwich (with sweet and sour coleslaw and house pickles on a milk bun)
The classic chicken sandwich (aka "sando") was beyond tasty. Its substantial and crisp buttermilk breaded chicken breast from Two Rivers Meats was a satisfying beast to devour and best enjoyed with some saucy crinkle cut fries on the side.

The DownLow Chicken Shack | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Make no mistake, this is a full-on shack with the same dingy charm (much cleaner though) of its modest thousand-square-foot, twenty-four seat counter-service restaurant, small bar, and planned patio seating.

The DownLow Chicken Shack | Commercial Drive, Vancouver
quarter dark chicken (thigh and drumstick on toast with Pimento cheese macaroni salad)
The fiery hot Tennesseean inspired fried chicken tastes perfectly seasoned, marinated, breaded, and fried with some truly dynamite spices, flavours, and undeniable kick to it.

The DownLow Chicken Shack | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

After a successful trial run perfecting their recipe and operations, DownLow officially opens on Wednesday.


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