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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fried Chicken Dispatches

Hello, and welcome back.  Why are we here?  I don't know, but as I was reading earlier today, humans need to transcend, break the normal routines of daily existence, feel there is a pattern, a meaning, escape the here and now.  We all do that in our various ways.  Some believe in religion; some venture for fried chicken.  I fall into the latter category. Here are some recent ventures.

The Dutch.  I had been to the Dutch a few years back and thought it was perhaps the best fried chicken I had had in New York.  For all these years I wondered: is it really that good?  Maybe it was a few years ago, but when I went last weekend it was merely pretty good.  A nice spice,  a decent enough crunch, good.  But not amazing.

BLVD Bistro.  This Harlem establishment has good food.  Would the fried chicken be good?  It was.  Served with nice biscuits and a spasm-worthy maple butter.

Hill Country Chicken.  This fast casual fried chicken joint is completely solid, with good fried chicken, good sides, good dessert, a self-serve soda fountain featuring artisinal beverages.  I ordered two thighs, one "classic," one "mama eels."  The one I liked the best had a nice kick, juicy, well-flavored meat, and was a very good fried chicken.  The other one was pretty goodish but not in the same league.

Anyhow, thanks for stopping by.  I will continue to obsessively eat fried chicken.