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.