Number 11: Wing Wings' Chicken Salad Biscuit

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Wing Wings' chicken salad biscuit.
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition

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"I make the chicken salad biscuit to offer a non-fried, boneless option that can appeal to pretty much everyone," says  Wing Wings owner Christian Ciscle of the sleeper on his menu. It's a three-buck item, listed apart from all the chicken wings, something you barely notice unless a friend points it out.

But it's hardly a throwaway dish. Ciscle tosses shredded chicken with mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, and finely diced celery -- just enough to give the chicken salad a discreet crunch. He crowns each scoop with dabs of his jerk-inspired herb sauce (one of the optional sauces for his chicken wings) and a bit of remoulade.

The biscuit is a soft one, more buttery than flaky, a convenient handle for the chicken salad. There's a faint and unexpected sweetness to the filling, a hint of sharp shallot, and the flickering scent of the herbs. It's double-take good; even if you've ordered the first one out of curiosity, you may find yourself returning to Ciscle's Lower Haight shop for a biscut bag.

Wing Wings: 422 Haight (at Webster), 834-5001, wingwingssf.com.

Other favorites in this series:
12: Pamonha de sal from Pamonha's
13: Kasa Indian Truck's gobi aloo kati roll
14: Delfina's trippa alla fiorentina
15: Truffled tater tots from Leatherneck Steakhouse
16: Baia Pasta's durum-wheat pastas
17: Z&Y's flaming fish with chile oil
18: Auntie April's fried catfish
19: None but the Brave from Heaven's Dog
20: Saha's vegan kibbeh
21: Starter Bakery's hazelnut kouign amann
22: Pupusas at Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo
23: 2 a.m. apple fritter at Bob's
24: Le Sanctuaire's vadouvan
25: Crab louis salad at Nettie's Crab Shack
26: Soy sauce chicken from Happy Bakery & Deli
27: Locanda's Jewish-style artichoke
28: Local: Mission Eatery's asparagus-egg sandwich
29: Memphis Minnie's 18-hour brisket
30: Custard buns from City View
31: Mission Chinese Food's kung pao pastrami
32: Panisse frites from Frances
33: Izakaya Yuzuki's chawanmushi
34: Fatted Calf's chorizo
35: Silvanas from House of Silvanas
36: Linden Street Brewery's black lager
37: Aged oolongs from Red Blossom Tea Company
38: Broken Record's crawfish grits
39: Cebiche mixto from La Mar 
40: Nutella-hazelnut hand pie from Black Jet Baking Co.
41: Fifth Floor's burger
42: Perbacco's agnolotti dal plin
43: Iced coffee from Sightglass
44: Cypress Grove's Purple Haze Chevre
45: Lechon from Tastebuds Cuisine
46: Duck with beets from AQ
47: Tai nigiri at ICHI Sushi
48: Fish with explosive chiles from Spices! 
49: Baker & Banker Bakery's blueberry cream cheese muffin
50: Kufta tajine from Cafe Zitouna

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422 Haight, San Francisco, CA

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obbop
obbop

I have a mighty hankerin' for some vittles, y'all.

Jasmineball25
Jasmineball25

wing wings have really good food and this dish ia one of my fave and it's affordable. people are really sleeping on this dish, and it's not the lower they number the worst the dish the closer you are to number one you are almost on top get it right

Jonny
Jonny

Really?  The chicken biscuit salad?  

The lower the number, the worse the dishes are.  

50 favorite things to eat is a freaking joke.

stat is fact...
stat is fact...

I am a homeless food critic in Vancouver. BC. Can I please taste some leftover reviews?

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