Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken debuts in the East Village
At Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, the siblings' cultishly loved dish takes center stage.
Mon Jul 29 2013
Photograph: Dominic Perri
The Royal Wing at Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
A cultishly loved favorite from Bruce and Eric Bromberg's brasserie finds a nest of its own when Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken opens on August 5th. At the 65-seat spot, outfitted with communal tables and graphic wallpaper, poultry is the headliner: Their honey-drizzled, matzo-crusted bird is available as a chicken dinner—teamed with cucumber salad, fries and rosemary bread—or in salads, sandwiches and burgers. Dive into offerings like the Kerry’s Classic (pineapple, lettuce and a fried thigh wedged in house-made white country bun) or the Pit (a five-ounce patty cloaked in smoked Gouda and bacon). Sides like spiced fries, pickled peppers and fried okra tip a hat to the South, as do drinks: There’s homemade sweet tea and Arnold Palmers, along with wine and beer. For dessert, cool off with house-churned ice cream in flavors such as banana–salted caramel and carrot-habanero. 28 E 1st St at Second Ave (212-228-0404)