Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fried Chicken Trend Quickly Picking Up Steam In New York, Mémé Still Flying Solo With It Here In Philly

fried chicken lunch special at meme
The fried chicken lunch special at Meme | Photo via the Philadelphia Inquirer

David Chang and crew just added a new fried chicken family lunch and dinner special at Momofuku Noodle bar in Manhattan. It's still early yet, but it looks like it's the start of a new trend up there.

Meanwhile, here in Philadelphia, David Katz introduced a new fried chicken lunch earlier this spring that has garnered plenty of well-deserved praise.

Unfortunately, it does not appear to have inspired any other rising Philly chefs to try out new fried chicken recipes in their own kitchens. (Yet.)

Which is a shame, mainly because fried chicken is fucking delicious.

Hopefully, a few of the newbies get on board. We're looking at you, Percy Street Barbecue. And you too, Resurrection Ale House.

Meanwhile, it's Thursday, which means it's the one day a week you can get the fried chicken lunch special at Meme.

See if they'll give you a whole bucket.

Butcher Bay Introduces Bar Menu, Fueling the Fried-Chicken Trend [ Grub Street New York ]
Mémé fries up a memorable bird [ Philadelphia Inquirer ]
Meme [ Official Site ]


Nick Boccella said...

It's not a lunch "special", but Bridgid's in Fairmount does a pretty good fried chicken. Great beer too.

Morty said...

You should go check out the originals Deborah's Kitchen and Butter's Soul Food to Go on the 2600 and 2800 blocks of Girard, respectively.