The Down Low Chicken Shack

I watched David Chang's Memphis Hot Chicken episode of Ugly Delicious on Netflix many months ago and immediately began trying to figure out how I could get there to eat that stuff! Then came the blessed announcement that Down Low Chicken Shack was coming here, the first local establishment to serve this southern delight!
I have waited patiently for the opportunity to get to DL and Marie and I waited patiently again for the quick moving line to get us in the door where we could place our order.
Seating is a little on the lean side but much of their business seems to be take out. There are a few picnic tables outside but this rainy Saturday morning did not seem to be the time to take advantage of that. Inside the joint was, as they say, jumpin'! The music got us into the best mood possible (imagine Earth, Wind and Fire etc.) and the staff seemed to be enjoying themselves also!
We ordered the Hot Chicken on a Bun which was every bit as wonderful as I had dreamed. The chicken breast was moist (I assume brined) and was so crispy. With sauce, slaw, pickled onions and butter pickles, it was a complete and wonderful package for $12. We decided to try the Macaroni Salad with pimento cheese (pimento cheese would be another reason to travel to the American south).
And there was much rejoicing. This was not anything like the disappointing macaroni salad that you get at fast food places. It had impressive depth of flavour, a lot to ask from pasta salad.We also ordered a 1/4 Dark (leg and thigh), and a wing. 
We ordered both the sandwich and the quarter, mild and got brave with the wing ordering it, hot. 
Mild had a bit of heat and hot had some more but neither was overpowering. For those into pain, there are two hotter levels offered. The butter pickles were omnipresent and so fine (house made). We loved it here. It was not too expensive being less than $30 for all of this and a couple of cokes. Maybe the best fried chicken I have had in Metro Vancouver!
The Downlow Chicken Shack Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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