Fried Chicken @ Blue Smoke
$18.95. The first time I had the fried chicken at Blue Smoke I nearly died and went to food heaven. I've never had a piece of juicier and more flavorful chicken breast. It was amaaaazing. It's as if they injected juice right into the breast pieces. Such moist, tender, flavorful breasts! (That sounds a little pornographic...) Holy moly. Worth every penny of that outrageous $19 price tag. I never did re-experience that foodgasm with their fried chicken, however. It's still good, just not as good as I remembered. I guess the first time I had it I had no expectations and now nothing short of nirvana will do.
The first time I also had quite a few beers to lubricate my senses first, so maybe that had something to do with it. Heh heh. There's nothing like a good buzz to make everything taste better!
Blue Smoke, 116 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Park), (212) 447-6058.