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.