He reviewed The Redhead, a small bar in Manhattan's East Village serving "semi-polished, Southern-inflected pub grub," giving it a positive one-star review.
In December 2008, Bruni called the fried chicken at the Redhead a runner-up for his list of the year’s best dishes. In today’s review, he opined further.
The fried chicken is never greasy, almost always tender and unfailingly accessorized by something perfect: biscuits or cornbread or, my favorite, an onion-goat cheese bread pudding that's like a dreamy amalgam of stuffing and quiche.Now about getting some more upscale fried chicken in Philly. Meme and Resurrection Ale House are already on board. Other contenders: we feel like fried chicken could work well at Pub & Kitchen, Village Whiskey and POPE. And that's just for starters.
At the Redhead, Familiar Pub Fare With a Difference [ The New York Times ]
Ballpark Frank: The Redhead [ Eater ]
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