At the Mission's newest burger spot, the first brick-and-mortar location for Wes Rowe's longtime burger pop-up WesBurger, burgers are of course front and center on the menu are all well worth trying when your next burger craving strikes. But I want to bring your attention to the "n' More" in the new spot's name. Namely, Rowe's excellent fried chicken, which can be ordered in the milder, "Southern style," or in the spicier Nashville style made most famous by Prince's Hot Chicken Shack and subsequently becoming a national trend that's even available at KFC now.

Rowe's version is thickly and crisply battered and fried, the resulting chicken parts arriving with a deep brownish red tinge colored by whatever hot sauce goes into that batter. Inside the chicken is juicy and perfectly seasoned, and it's all you can do not to burn your tongue as you crack into more bites before giving the deliciousness a minute to cool down.

And this chicken is the kind of spicy that will make your face sweat, and will require frequent sips of the beverage of your choice to cool down your mouth — Rowe recommends one of the restaurant's boozy but low ABV milkshakes, though a cold beer does the trick too.

The chicken comes with two sides, one of which could be Rowe's excellent mac and cheese, sauced with an excellent, sharp-cheddary blend and topped with browned breadcrumbs, as it should be. Also, there are tater tots, cheesy tots, and some rich and very meaty brisket beans, which feel almost more like a meat dish than a side dish.

If you're in the mood for a taste of spice, but aren't sure if you can handle a full plate, you can mix and match the Southern and Nashville styles in a single plate.

And, as of Friday, the restaurant is now open for lunch. So get on in there.

Wes Burger 'n' More
- 2240 Mission Street near 18th - open daily 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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