Last night I got a tip from a reader that the Tacolicious crew had just signed a lease on a new space for a rotisserie chicken spot. I got a call back from partner Joe Hargrave just after today’s Inside Scoop article posted with some details. It’s going to be called ~MF CHICKEN~ and will be opening in the Hahn’s Hibachi space at 1305 Castro Street in Noe Valley. It will primarily be a takeout spot, where you can pick up a half or whole chicken (they’ll be using Mary’s chickens) and Mexican-inspired sides, like beans, rice, and La Palma Mexicatessen tortillas. Telmo Faria, the chef of Tacolicious, will also be the chef here.
Hargrave and his family live just a few blocks away, so he really wanted to create a business that offers wholesome prepared food that’s family-friendly, delicious, and healthful (side note: the menu is actually gluten-free). They are actually working with CUESA for tips on how to make the business as sustainable and local as possible.
It’s a small spot (25-30 seats), and there will be beer, wine, and aguas frescas. Timing is looking like February or March—they take over Hahn’s at the end of January. 1305 Castro St. at 24th St.