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My End Of 2015 Fried Chicken Post

- My 2015 FavoritesManhattan Inntumblr_nssli5hMo91qgcixto1_1280If I had to pick the ONE fried chicken that just totally blew me away, this would be it. I can't believe none of the food media people wrote about this. Forget fuku, forget Root & Bone, forget everything...just go here.

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*For more info on any of these places, check out my fried chicken project website

- Places Food Media People Are Not Talking About But Really Should All of these places serve EXCELLENT fried chicken yet I have never seen any of these places in any fried chicken lists. Manhattan Inn - See above J'eatjet? - I hate sausage gravy but the one served at J'eatjet? changed my mind. Egg - Looking for something simple and delicious and just a solid plate of fried chicken? Ma Peche - Yes, the food media loves David Chang and gets load of press but people mostly talk about the fried chicken dinner at the noodle bar and fuku. The habanero fried chicken at Ma Peche is crazy good and should be getting a lot more press. 44 & X - I had low expectation for this place but it surprised me. Marietta - Peaches HotHouse, the sister restaurant, gets most of the love because of their Nashville inspired hot chicken but Marietta does a better job. Yafa Deli - Anyone that loves fried chicken, knows about Yafa Deli but I rarely see it on any "Best Of" lists. Broadway Bakery - Feeling nostalgia? The fried chicken here tastes just like old school Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sidecar - A solid plate of fried chicken at this local Park Slope spot.

- Favorite Sandwiches Cheeky Sandwiches Wilfie & Nell Parson's Chicken and Fish Delaney Chicken The Commodore The Meat Hook Sandwich

- All The Places I've Been In 2015 -Manhattan The Breslin Hudson Common Maharlika Filipino Moderno Ma Peche Mighty Quinn's Barbeque Delaney Chicken The Smith 44 & X Wilfie & Nell Root & Bone Egg Shop Cheeky Sandwiches Birds & Bubbles Spitzer's Corner Bian Dang Pies N Thighs Seoul Chicken fuku+

-Brooklyn J'eatjet? The Commodore Wilma Jean Egg Yafa Deli Pies N Thighs Red Star Sandwich Shop Abilene Manhattan Inn Shake Shack Wangs Marietta Beehive Oven Esme Mayfield Endless Summer Sidecar Fawkner Keg and Lantern

-Queens Broadway Bakery Queens Comfort Sweet Afton Mister Chicken to Go BocBoc Chicken Delicious Engeline's Restaurant and Bakeshop

-Los Angeles Tokyo Fried Chicken Co. Ledlow Howlin Ray's Gentry Chicken

-Philly Federal Donuts

-Chicago Parson's Chicken and Fish Honey Butter Fried Chicken Longman and Eagle

My New Favorite Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken sandwich, spicy b&b pickle slaw, and rooster aioli. Son of a Gun 8370 W. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048Son of a Gun

While I didn't get to have a proper meal at Animal (a restaurant that I have been wanting to go since many...MANY people having been raving about it), I did get a chance to have lunch at their sister restaurant, Son of a Gun. Son of a Gun is a seafood centric restaurant but their fried chicken sandwich was crazy good. Toasted buttered buns, tangy slaw and a perfectly fried piece of chicken...I wouldn't mind driving an hour just for that.

Big Gay LA: Last Day

Big Gay LA Day 5 Here's the last and final photo recap of Big Gay Ice Cream's LA pop-up...with some very surprising special guests (photo above).

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The day started off with brunch hours in front of Susan Feniger's Street and some guy bought everyone in front of him 1 cone so that he could cut the line short.

We had few hours to waste before heading to our final spot at Faultline Bar, so we took the truck around LA for some photo ops. And lucky for us, a Chick-fil-A was just blocks away from us. We just HAD to swing by for some photos. While we were plotting our next move, couple Chick-fil-A employees came out (I thought to kick us out) asking if we were open. HA! For them, yes.

Faultline Bar was the truck's very last LA stop. Did you know that even zombies like ice cream? Doug brought Mila Hermanovski onto the truck to critique Gen's fabulous outfit and later all of us chowed on bacon wrapped dog topped with onions, parsley, mayo and mustard from Rosie (the main reason why the truck was parked there).

Thank you everyone for coming out and supporting the Big Gay Ice Cream. Doug, Bryan, Gen and Martha really kicked ass during this weeklong pop-up and hopefully they'll be back soon!

Big Gay LA: Day 4 At Animal

Big Gay LA Day 4 Photo recap of Big Gay Ice Cream's fourth day on the streets of LA with a visit from Andy Richter and the LAPD.

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Last night we parked at the parking lot diagonally across from the restaurant Animal and it was non-stop cones/sundaes/paletas serving for the fearless Bryan, Doug and Gen.

We had to close the line early so that we could actually leave on time. With a 2hr long line that stretched to the back of the parking lot, the school (they say they own the lot) had the LAPD come to kick us out. In the end, we worked everything out and was able to finish the night without having to leave.

Also Andy Richter tried to steal the truck.

Also if you're going to stand in line for 2hrs, you might as well just order the whole menu.

LA people! Today is their last day out. Be sure to check their schedule and of course their Twitter for any changes.

Power tip: COME EARLY. DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE! We're expecting Faultline Bar to get real crazy.