An anti-chicken fingers manifesto of sorts popped up in the New York Times recently. Food writer David Kamp’s complaint? Restaurants of all sorts always offer children’s menus featuring chicken fingers with french fries. Not just chicken fingers—but macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese and even the dreaded pizza! The worry here is that in opting for the path of least resistance, parents aren’t exposing their children to new varieties of food.
But what about nouveau takes on chicken fingers? We just remembered that Cajun spot Nora Lees Cafe in Folsom offers Cap’n Crunch-coated chicken fingers with vanilla-infused mayonnaise on their children’s menu. If that’s not finer eating, we don’t know what is.