Posts Tagged ‘fried chicken’

So Many Colors in the Ketchup Rainbow: José Andrés’ Quest for Condiment Redemption

The New York Times checks in with esteemed D.C. chef José Andrés this week for a story about ketchup. Andrés is on a mission to bring back the wide variety that once characterized America's best known condiment. His barely one-month-old pop-up restaurant, America Eats Tavern, offers as many as eight different types of the dipping […]

Quick Feeding: Fritz Hahn Should Offer Classes in Not Annoying Fritz

On the Fritz's Nerves: If you ever want to agitate veteran Washington Post nightlife scribe Fritz Hahn at a bar like ChurchKey, occupy valuable bar real estate with empty drinks, tell the bartender "[n]o, we're good right now" when asked if you'd like another, and turn your back. Hahn might yell at you, but most […]

Gillian Clark Reveals the Secrets of Her Buttermilk Fried Chicken

In case you missed it last month, as Y&H did, chef Gillian Clark made an appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, during which the General Store owner spilled the secrets to several of her best dishes, as if helpless against the spiky haired, bro-centric charms of Guy Fieri. She even gave the dude a demo […]

Top-Flight Fried Chicken at Hershey’s in Gaithersburg

The waitress at Hershey's in Gaithersburg informs me that the restaurant's famous fried chicken is not Maryland-style, no matter what the joint's address may be. "Does that mean you deep fry your chicken?" I ask innocently. "I can't even tell you that," she responds, quick as a whip. The top-secret nature of Hershey's fried chicken […]

The Lee Bros. Offer a Glimpse into the Perfect Fried Chicken

If you haven't noticed, Y&H has been obsessed with fried chicken lately, Maryland and otherwise. I think it's because fried chicken is the one dish that, above all others,  can inspire fear, loathing, and adoration. In the wrong hands, it can be a tasteless hunk of bird meat, simultaneously oily and dry. But when handled by a […]

The Mystery of Maryland Fried Chicken

The Maryland fried chicken at Crisfield Seafood Restaurant in Silver Spring One of the online menus I found for Tommy Marcos' Ledo Restaurant noted that the Adelphi institution serves "Authentic Maryland Fried Chicken." I called to confirm that the place still offers the dish and was met with...momentary silence. After a beat or two, the woman on […]

Baum + Whiteman’s No. 1 Food and Dining Trend for 2010? Lots of Economic Fear.

Baum + Whiteman has been a restaurant consulting group since the '70s. The dudes know a few things about the hospitality biz, so when the company releases its annual food and dining trends for the coming year, restaurateurs tend to listen. (Or razz B+W for predicting "tongue" meat would become huge.) Restaurateurs may want to […]

Scene 1 from the Eatonville Chef Contest: Fried Chicken

Note: Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal is taking an Iron Chef approach to hiring the chef for his forthcoming Eatonville, a Southern-oriented restaurant that pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston. This is the first in a series of blog posts chronicling the competition. This series will not announce the winner; it will be revealed […]

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Lashings: The General Store’s Fried Chicken

There's a reason food stylists and photographers make real money to shoot cookbooks. They can make anything look appetizing. I, on the other hand, have made Gillian Clark's fried chicken, now available at The General Store in Silver Spring after a loooong absence, look like something I just tripped over on the street. Forgive me. […]