Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken’s Fried Chicken Dinner, Our Cheap Eat of the Day


Two-piece dark chicken dinner at Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken (21 East 1st Street, 212-228-0404), $9

A classic recipe gets a fast casual twist.

When Bruce and Eric Bromberg opened Brombrg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken earlier this year, they pointed out the fact that they’re no strangers to deep-frying poultry; they’ve had fried chicken on the menu at the two-decade-old flagship since the beginning. here, though, you can get it cheaply, quickly, and in multiple formats in a fast casual setting. The shop is currently running a chicken sandwich special that gets you a hunk of boneless batter-swaddled bird on a bun for $7 — opt for the spicy version with pickled peppers or the sweet-salty iteration topped with pineapple. Were we starving, though, we’d go with the two-piece dark meat dinner platter, though: $9 buys you a leg and a thigh, a pile of pencil-thin fries, a dinner roll, and bread and butter pickles. Slather your fowl with habanero hot sauce, and you’ll be on your way to food coma.

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Restaurants open at a dizzying pace in New York City, and keeping up with what’s hot takes some serious cash. If you — like us — need the occasional reprieve from a food-forward spending spree, you’re likely always on the lookout for cheap eats of high quality. In this space each day, we’ll highlight a tasty dish that rings in for less than $10, spotlighting places worth checking out when you’d like to get full while giving your wallet a break. Know of a great affordable bite? Email us.