Hey look! Another fried chicken review. I'm starting to feel like the Feisty Foodie. So much good chicken to eat in NYC. But I've got to go back to my roots and devour more cheeseburgers. Anyway, back to fried chicken for the moment. Feisty Foodie, Dessert Zombie, Mr. M&P, and I went to Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken to celebrate some good news.
We didn't think that was enough so we added on a piece of thigh ($3.75), a drumstick ($2.50), and potato wedges with the works (~$8).
The shoe string fries were really good. Fried crispy but tender inside and well salted. The dinner roll was forgettable. I think I only ate a small piece just to taste it. The cup of sour pickles was nice since it cut through all the rich fatty foods we were eating. And finally, the potato wedges. This was actually pretty good. Thick steak fries fried crispy then covered in cheese, bacon, and sour cream. The steak fries stayed pretty crispy through the whole process which was awesome.
A lot of times, I can judge how much I enjoyed the fried chicken of an establishment depending on how many pieces I ate. Two pieces eaten means it was okay. Any more is really good. So at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken I ate 2 pieces. I think the spices on the crusts and the actual thickness of the crust threw me off. I'm more of a purist, I guess. However, if you like lots of bold spices on your chicken, this is for you.
Oh and if that weren't enough, after we chowed down our chicken and fries. We went back for ice cream. I had the honey vanilla.. They're pre-made in their own cups. Unfortunately for me, all the honey was on the bottom of the cup. So the last few bites were honey bombed. I love honey but this was a bit much for me. And at $3.75 a pop, it didn't seem worth it to me. Skip it next time.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken. It's not my favorite. That's still Bob White. However, this wouldn't be a bad alternative.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
28 E 1st Street
New York, NY 10003