The King of Fried Chicken Sandwiches


Dish #17, what a mighty fine bun

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The fried chicken at Keedick Coulter’s friendly little counter on Avenue C is lovely. Crunchy and tender, sweet and salty, juicy all the way through. It’s the sort of fried chicken we deserve, but rarely find in New York. Bobwhite soaks the birds in sweet tea, dredges them in flour and spices, then fries them under pressure. And the kitchen’s technique is sharp. Piping hot, layered in a super-soft grilled bun with thinly sliced bread and butter pickles it makes for a remarkably good sandwich ($8.50).

Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter
94 Avenue C