Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our “Best of 2012” issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
They’re always doing something nice with chicken at Vinegar Hill House, a farm-to-table bistro located in an obscure neighborhood on the south end of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Afterward, take a stroll and admire the early 19th-century houses and the remote lanes of the area.)
The pair of thighs are humongous, the skin as crisp as can be. The slightly bitter greens form a nice contrast to the sweetness of the flesh and the butteriness of the polenta. And there’s a light gravy, too, like a moat around a poultry castle.
Nothing like sitting in the backyard on a summer evening and picking and eating the grapes that grow in profusion on vines above the tables.
Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Avenue
Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn
Ripening grapes in the backyard of Vinegar Hill House