I have spent the last couple nights eating dinner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and would recommend the new, resonably priced restaurant Sweet Chick. Self defined as “American cuisine with a Southern accent” the menu mainly attracts diners for its fried chicken.
I ordered the duck sliders served on sweet, soft brioche rolls and the pickle plate which consisted of carrots, okra, watermelon rind and eggs to start. I was not wild about the pickled veggies, but the watermelom rinds were very unique and the sliders were delicious. Then, of course, I had to try the fried chicken bucket. The chicken was well seasoned with perfectly crispy skin abd was accompanied by a soft fluffy biscuit.
Sweet Chick’s service was very quick and overall I left satisfied. I only wish I had tried the general tso’s fried chicken which I imagine would be an unusual but interesting varietion of their basic chicken bucket.
164 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY, 11249
Tucked away on the edge of Soho is Uncle Boons, a small thai restaurant. The walls are covered with an eclectic collection of faded paintings and various photos. The two chefs Matt Danzer and Ann Redding who have both previously worked at Per Se, produce a wonderful array of recipes that they picked up both from their travels in Thailand and from Redding’s childhood table (namesake being her Uncle Boon).
We ordered rotisserie chicken with sticky rice and dipping sauces and a fabulous mango salad. The chopped lamb salad was well seasoned with mint and lime. I was not as enamored by the blow fish tails but the entire meal was very enjoyable and I am eager to return to try out the remainder of the menu.
7 Spring St., New York, NY 10012
If you are at the tip of Long Island, the best pastries and baked goods can be found at the Montauk Bake Shoppe. There may be a line but the jelly donuts are well worth the wait.
29 The Plaza #A, Montauk, NY, 11954