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March Dining News Across the Main Line’s Restaurant Scene

Read up on the Main Line’s dining news in March. Photo by Ed Williams

Nashville hot chicken flavors come to West Chester, and plenty of desserts across the Main Line will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Converting a former bike shop into a sandwich joint presented its fair share of delays and code challenges for Rocco DiPasquale and Jamie Gaffney. But Fire Nashville Hot Chicken was well worth the wait. Nearly double-fisted in size, the sandwiches start with brioche rolls and premium boneless chicken thighs marinated for 24 hours in a buttermilk brine. “The chicken is deep-fried in canola oil, then dry-rubbed with a mixture of spices to personalize each sandwich,” says Gaffney.

Fire Nashville Hot Chicken

March dining alert: This fried chicken is too good to pass up.

Toppings include slaw, sauces and pickles. Also on the menu: Gouda mac-and-cheese bites, cornmeal-breaded fried pickles, loaded tater tots, customized wings, heavenly deviled eggs (with pickle and bacon) and an exceptional house-made carrot cake.

126 E Gay St, West Chester, (484) 947-5199

OTHER NIBBLES: June Bug Sweet Treats owner June Daley has been servicing Bridgeport’s sweet tooth for little more than a year now. This hidden gem is known for its banana pudding, apple-pie muffins, caramel-apple bread pudding and old-school strawberry shortcake. It’s also gluten-free and keto- and vegan-friendly.

516 Dekalb St, Bridgeport

Therapist by day, baker by night, Alexandra McGlond saw her COVID hobby take off like wildfire in the form of E’s Sweet Treats. She’s currently taking a study break but plans to be back again in May. Her custom cookie creations are a must.


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