Knowing my love for Bill Miller chicken strips, a friend suggested I try the chicken fingers at Raising Cane’s.
“What else there is good?” I asked.
“Well, there’s a dipping sauce and sides.”
“I mean, what other entrees?”
“None. All they serve is chicken fingers, but they are good.”
Well, if all a place serves is one entree, it had better be good. So this past Saturday, I pulled into the Raising Cane’s in Schertz and ordered — well, pretty much everything on the menu, in the form of “The Box Combo.”
My meal included 4 chicken fingers, crinkly fries, cole slaw, Texas toast, a container of dipping sauce, and a drink.
First, the fingers. These were some really good chicken fingers. They were meaty and the coating was well-seasoned without being salty. Served crispy and hot, these were great. And the crinkly fries were good — nothing special, but good. Same with the Texas toast — perfectly fine. The cole slaw was dressed in a dressing that seemed rather heavy on the mayonaissy side.
And I did not like the sauce. It rather reminded me of the old hushpuppy dressing made of mayo and ketchup and a few other things. I would have preferred cream gravy or ranch dressing. The “Caniacs” who love this sauce will never understand, but it isn’t for everyone’s taste.
Fortunately, the chicken fingers are so good that no sauce is needed. Next time, I will get the “Three Finger Combo” — three fingers, fries, toast and a drink.
A nice side: this company supports pet rescue groups. On the day I visited, some representatives from Schertz Homes for Pets were out front.
More info on Raising Cane’s is available at http://www.raisingcanes.com/. There are 6 in the San Antonio area, including an airport location.