For $7, today’s Groupon gets you $15 worth of homemade chicken specialties from Sonoma Chicken Coop on Market Street. A trip to the Coop will keep anyone from ruffling your feathers or fowling your hard-earned reputation as a maker of chicken puns.
In a fancy world of seared scallops, braised tenderloins, duck confit, peanut butter and jelly, and the anomaly of turducken, the power of simple and radiant chicken recipes is sometimes overlooked. The Coop’s menu is constantly changing and incorporating new chicken recipes (and weekly specials) that are homemade, high quality, and fast. The crispy chicken tacos feature sautéed chicken in the shells and a quarter-chicken fried on the side ($9.49). Then there’s the grilled chicken satay with sesame seeds over rice with fresh veggies ($10.99), the chicken parmigiana ($10.99), chicken cannelloni ($10.49), lime-grilled chicken ($9.99), and much more. For days when your chicken-craving has been buried by the shovel of variety, there’s still something to satisfy every appetite (pizzas, steaks, hand-tossed salads, and more). You can also whet your palate with beer and wine.
The chicken-loving experience goes the extra mile with the restaurant’s handsome wine country interior, perfect for indoor eating, and its lovely patio for eating outdoors where the whole world can witness your diligent affection for white meat. Rediscover what makes you love chicken as much as you love legally changing your name.
Sonoma Chicken Coop has grilled and sautéed its way to The Best of the Silicon Valley three years in a row and won Best Family Restaurant from the San Jose Mercury News in 2006. Citysearchers give it four stars and Urbanspooners give 73% approval:
- The food is incredible, and service is amazing...rarely do I feel so catered to. Hats off to the chefs! – tjcritic, Citysearch
- Good alternative to the usual American fare for those who want some healthier alternatives and a little more variety – jzeidman, Citysearch
- I loved the fresh dishes for the price. The food is tasty, healthy, and just enough to fill you up without stuffing you – Gina Q., Urbanspoon
Take the Chicken
When most Americans invite friends and family over to taste the chicken they made on a grill, most Americans are excessively proud of that chicken and try to serve diners additional helpings—sometimes aggressively. However, sensitivity training can combat forceful chicken serving. Here's a guide to what chicken servers are politely saying and what they really mean:
What They Say: Can I get anyone some more chicken?
What They Mean: Take it! Take the chicken!
What They Say: The chicken tacos are a personal favorite.
What They Mean: Decline the chicken tacos and I will crash a snowplow into your parked bicycle.
What They Say: Does anyone need a doggie bag?
What They Mean: I am unable to grow a beard. Therefore, unfinished chicken will be seen as an attack on my manhood.
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Sonoma Chicken Coop
Sonoma Chicken Coop began dishing out flavorful fowl in its first restaurant in 2002, and it takes its name from the lauded California wine region and its own signature rotisserie dishes. Now with six locations and more forthcoming nationwide, the award-winning eatery still whips up each menu item from scratch while calling its culinary modus operandi "fast casual." Chefs cook new batches of rotisserie chicken every hour, hand-toss each salad, oven-fire each pizza, concoct sandwiches with homemade focaccia bread, and conclude meals with homemade desserts. A dining room and outdoor patio accommodate visitors, and Sonoma Chicken catering supplies its fire-grilled and specialty cuisine to groups of 10–200 feasters—the same range of people that might show up for a university symposium on talc.