Dear Food Diary:
I’ve never met anyone who didn’t absolutely love fried chicken. Yes, there are a few health nuts who takes the skin off and swear by the evidence of flavor even so (whatever *rolling eyes*). Anyways…
When Gilt City had a deal for Fatta Cuckoo’s fried chicken dinner for 4 ($80), I rung up my ChubbyChicas immediately. But shortly after, I was off to Japan and missed my finger lickin’ date.
My friend J reported “best fried chicken I’ve ever had”.
With that kind of endorsement, you can bet your drumstick I had to try it ma’self.
Casual, colorful and full of in your face art pieces on the walls. It isn’t a huge space and there was this cozy friendliness. Like being in a friends home in Brooklyn, though I guess also because the night we were there, it wasn’t crowded.
A little booze to prep for our total
pig out chicken out? (thank you, thank you, I’ll be here tomorrow)
Fried Chicken Dinner with 2 sides
We got a mix of dark and white meat, though I’m definitely a dark meat girl (like 99% of my peoples). Brined and buttermilk battered, celery root puree, gorgonzola pickled celery and carrots. Plus, a side of house made hot sauce.
The exterior is superbly crunchy, it held it all together nicely without falling off at the bite. Total thumbs up. The nice crust had a darker hue than usual. There were a lot of different spices in the background, but a sweeter note seemed to predominate. Think cinnamon and nutmeg. Nicely balanced by the tangy hot sauce, similar to that of buffalo wings, but better.
I loved the flavors and uniqueness of their version and to be honest, I totally enjoyed it. But, I’m a more savory girl and Seersucker’s take is still my favorite. That said, if the girls asked me to go, who am I to refuse.
The sides change from time to time, but there’s always bacon with a totally wilted green, otherwise known as a pot of veggies with love. In our case, we had swiss chard with almonds. There was bacon, enough said.
If you’re also a fried chicken addict, I’d say give this place a try. I forsee my chicas and I returning for more. And bringing StalkerBoy if he behaves.
63 Clinton St