Dish No. 86: Fried Chicken With Two Sides at Soul Fixins


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Today’s pick: Fried chicken with two sides ($8.95) at Soul Fixins.

Soul Fixins
225 West 28th Street

For over a decade, Soul Fixins sat at Ninth Avenue and 34th Street, luring in cabbies and pedestrians who, if they didn’t know the place already, were shocked to find a good soul-food spot in that location. Then a year or so ago it disappeared, only to pop up again in a much more obscure location just north of F.I.T.

The place still specializes in chicken, and you can pick baked chicken, barbecued chicken, chicken and dumplings, smothered chicken, curried chicken, and buffalo wings, but the finest permutation of all is just plain fried chicken. The quarter bird doesn’t have a thick coating, only a light dusting of flour, and you can be sure the skin will be crunchy and intact. Sides are agreeable, especially the mac and cheese, which has a little extra cheddar thrown in for good measure. And we like the chicken and dumplings as well, with a creamy white gravy and dumplings small enough to fit in your mouth. You won’t have room for the banana pudding. Sniff!

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Previously in the countdown:

Dish No. 100: Zaragoza Grocery’s Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla
Dish No. 99: No. 7 Sub Shop’s General Tso’s Tofu Sandwich
Dish No. 98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku
Dish No. 97: The Captain’s Daughter From Saltie
Dish No. 96: Bun Bo Hue From Thanh Da
Dish No. 95: The Beauty From Mile End
Dish No. 94: Potato, Egg, and Provolone on a Roll at Torrisi Italian Specialties
Dish No. 93: The Terrine Board at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room
Dish No. 92: Sausage and Egg Breakfast at La Bonbonniere
Dish No. 91: Roasted Carrots at Porchettta
Dish No. 90: Spicy Miso Ramen at Ramen Setagaya
Dish No. 89: Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie From First Prize Pies
Dish No. 88: Brown Butter, Corn, and Mushroom Linguine at Buttermilk Channel
Dish No. 87: Katsudon at Ennju