Phoenix Public Market Cafe vs. Grassroots Kitchen & Tap: Rotisserie Chicken Rumble
Rotisserie chicken can be such a tease. We get it all dressed up in its butter, salt, and pepper, and then stick it in the grill to rotate around and around and around for what seems like forever. We ditched the waiting game andset out to see where we could get our craving satisfied right away in Phoenix.
Hayden Harrison Rotisserie chicken from Phoenix Public Market Cafe.
In This Corner: Phoenix Public Market Cafe
The Setup: Phoenix Public Market Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch begins at 11; this downtown Phoenix spot is hipster central with a mix of wooden and metal decor. The patio is large and inviting, as are the bar stools lined up by the outside bar. Here, customers order at the counter and then find their seats. Meals range from $7 to $13.
The Good: The Phoenix Public Market Cafe offers either a half or whole rotisserie chicken. We went with the half, which comes with one side for $12.99. The chicken came out quickly and smelled delicious. The meat was moist and had a traditional flavor of salt and pepper.
The Bad: Only two of our pieces of chicken still had a little skin left intact, and unfortunately the skin that was there had no crisp to it. As a side we chose the baked sweet potatoes with a chili lime butter. Because the chili lime butter overpowered the sweet potatoes, we wished we hadn't.