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A Beloved Food Truck Will Bring Its Seriously Spicy Fried Chicken to the Heights

Mico’s Hot Chicken’s brick-and-mortar location will open in the first quarter of 2020

A spicy chicken sandwich with pickles and slaw
A spicy chicken sandwich with pickles and slaw
Mico’s Hot Chicken/Facebook

Hit Houston food trick Mico’s Hot Chicken just announced plans to open its first brick-and-mortar location in the Heights.

A locally born contender in the ongoing chicken sandwich war, Mico’s boasts that it’s Houston’s first legit purveyor of spicy Nashville-style chicken. Its stationary truck near Midtown is one of the city’s newest.

“Food truck life is incredibly hard and challenging to meet our demand and keep the quality we want to always serve,” says its founders, in an Instagram post.

The plan is to open at 1603 N. Durham Drive in January or February. Its four-wheeled location in Midtown (2829 Chimney Rock Road) will stay open until further notice.

Mico’s first permanent home will slide in the space that formerly housed Balls Out Burger, which served its last patties this spring after two years of business.

Expect to find its star Juicy Nashville hot chicken, built with house slaw, and crisp pickles pressed between a toasted bun. Heat levels for its sandwiches or tenders range from none to mild, medium, hot, and x-hot for the true daredevils.

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