Have you been to Avenue C? Few years ago I would’ve said HELL NO to go alll the way to Avenue C. It felt like going to the edge of the world and it still does in some ways. But after having my meal at Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, opened back in January, I have no problem going to the edge.
I have had my fair share of fried chicken eating in this town (Pies ‘n’ Thighs, The Brooklyn Star, Hill Country Chicken, Buttermilk Channel, and The Redhead.) but there’s still so much I haven’t tried and keeping a list doesn’t actually help me eat more fried chicken. Anyways, I met up with Molly for dinner at Bobwhite. The atmosphere, the feeling I got when I sat down, the super nice workers and ultimately the delicious fried chicken totally put this place on the top of my fried chicken list.
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My all time favorite anime is Saint Seiya. It’s about a group of teenagers protecting and fighting for the Greek goddess, Athena, with their zodiac sign armors. Pegasus saint, Seiya, is my favorite because well he represents the pegasus zodiac sign and pegasus(es?!) are cool.
SO they have these cool moves and everytime they pull these moves out..they YELL out the name of the moves (which I just realized that..that pretty much gives away any surprises to your enemy if your enemy knows what he/she is expecting). They have moves like “Pegasus Meteor Fist”…”Rozan’s Rising Dragon Force”…”Aurora Thunder Attack.” I know I know this is about my chicken dinner at The Brooklyn Star. I think the only proper way to describe the chicken dinner at The Brooklyn Star is by yelling out a chicken dinner move or something. Like….”Fried Chicken Explosion”? or….”Cosmic Fried Chicken Epic Punch?” Whatever you want to call it, the dinner was awesome and everything was cosmicly delicious.
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I’m quite bad about keeping up with restaurants in NYC. I mean they come and go so quickly, sometimes I just don’t bother. But there are few places that are still on my to eat list after few years. The Brooklyn Star, after reading SE’s first review, quickly made it to my to eat list but sadly it closed due to a fire before I got the chance to try it (I should really not waste anytime and just get my ass to the restaurants I’ve been wanting to go before they go bye bye, which you and me can never tell when).
So of course you know what I did once I found out The Brooklyn Star was back..eh dine there? Nope! I went and took photos for SENY aaannnnddd then after about 3weeks I finally FINALLY ate there. So what did I think?
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It is getting quite dangerous for my belly and my wallet. My wallet is slimming while my belly is filling. Brucie, which I love, is just right around the corner from my apartment. Then recently 61 Local, a damn damn good bar that I’ve already been to 3 times, opened on Bergen St and serves only beers from Brooklyn. Now Van Horn, a tasty North Carolina style sandwich shop, opened about 2 weeks ago right across from Brucie. It’s like the deadly trio.
So on the menu at Van Horn, there’s a fried chicken sandwich, fried fish sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, a bacon lettuce cheese sandwich and sides like collard greens, mac n’ cheese, hush puppies. The 1st time that I went to Van Horn, after drinking at 61 Local, I got the chicken sandwich. A big piece of fried chicken breast, topped with some slaw served on a nice squishy bun and pickle on the side. Now I’m not a fan of chicken breast just because it’s usually dry but this sandwich was great! After half way into the sandwich it got a little messy. But the piece of chicken was awesome and perfectly fried.
The 2nd time I went, I got the fried fish sandwich.
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I heard that the year 2010, still sound so futuristic, is the year of fried chicken. Is it true? Is it true? My friend Steph and I even started a list of restaurants that serve fried chicken and hopefully we’ll go to all of them this year. One of the most anticipated reopening was definitely Pies ‘n’ Thighs. I have never heard of this place until people started buzzing about their reopening. *Buzz
So I went with my friend Derek couple Thursdays ago to check it out. We walked in around 7:30pm and were lucky to get the last table. There was a tiny voice in the back of my head that kept saying “Get the catfish box. Get the catfish box.” I politely replied “Next time” because today was all about the fried chicken. Well I did listen to the tiny voice about getting grits and glad I got grits. The menu said nothing about grits topped with cheddar and tobasco sauce! It was GOOD. Anyways we put in our order and waited…and waited. Hm…at least we had our drinks. Then I realized they were out of biscuits and was waiting for a new batch. Damn and we were starving too. But once our food came I quickly had forgotten the long wait. Nothing beats a fresh hot biscuits and burning hot fried chicken. I burned my thumb that night.
What can I say. They make fried chicken and make them real good. For $11 you get 3 pieces of perfectly fried chicken, biscuit and a side. I was full afterwards and was still full when I got home. I say thats a damn good deal.
Beware, it gets crazy packed later in the night with super skinny people with weird hair dos.
– Pies ‘n’ Thighs 166 S 4th St Williamsburg Brooklyn
Meat and whiskey! Thats all you need to know about Char No.4. Oh and I guess their shrimp and grits are pretty good too oh and fried cheese curds. And that pretty much the reasons what brought me, Howard, Matt and Anh to Char No.4 or at least for me. I have heard many good things about their shrimp and grits but what I really wanted was MEAT. Howard showed interest when he found out they served fried cheese curds. He had some amazing ones in his Wisconsin trip.
So we went on a Thursday night and surprisingly we were all on time! Really rare that happens, eh I guess I’m always 30mins late to everything. We went in and got seated right away. The waiter quickly told us that they were out of the smoked half chicken and it was only 8:15pm. I took a lot longer than usual to finally decide what I wanted. But here’s what we all got.
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