Thank GOD. I think one of the few things NYC is really lacking in terms of comfort food is a true fried chicken restaurant. There's only so much KFC and Popeye's a person can eat before fatal indigestion sets in.
Hill Country will be opening a rather large fried chicken joint (2,700 sq. ft) on 25th and Broadway, set to open in the Spring. But this ain't no spring chicken! There will be two versions of fried chicken served: owner Marc Glosserman's family recipe, and Executive Chef Elizabeth Karmel's recipe – who will be cooking both. I didn't think it was possible to have a fried chicken face-off between yourself and…yourself…but hey, why not? The restaurant will also be serving homemade pies, biscuits, and ice cream. And if you look out the window, you'll see the Cleavers jumping rope and riding bikes. It just sounds very Texas circa 1955, but I am definitely excited for the opening in the Spring (circa 2010). My oh my, how far we've come. And we're still serving the same food. Well you know how I see it? Fried chicken is like a 1954 Corvette: drool-worthy to look at, and will always be a classic.
I don't know about you, but I see the resemblance.