As I type this post, the package above is on its way to Josh Ozersky at The-Feedbag offices. So as not to spoil it for him, we'll show you the packing list after the jump. Don't click through, Josh! Your surprise will arrive soon enough.
Last week, it seemed like Josh's MO on The-Feedbag was to read Serious Eats New York, grab fried chicken photos from our posts on Brooklyn Bowl and Momofuku Noodle Bar, and then blog about how unappetizing it all looked—without even having eaten the chicken in question.
There's no excuse for Josh not getting himself to Brooklyn Bowl, but Momofuku is another story. See, David Chang banned the poor guy from his Momofuku empire. So Mister Cutlets will never be able to try the new fried chicken dinner at Noodle Bar.
Almost the whole Serious Eats crew ate the chicken dinner at Momofuku Noodle Bar last night and, feeling sorry for Josh, saved him a piece of the Southern-style fried chicken.
And ... the messenger should be there about now. Tell us how the chicken is, Josh! Some folks even say that fried chicken is better cold the next day.
UPDATE: The chicken arrived safely. Josh says:
It’s not that good. You can see that it’s a well-made piece of chicken, nice and juicy even a day later—a great feat for white meat. But the Old Bay-spiced skin was as burned-tasting as it looked, with an unpleasantly harsh aftertaste that shaded from spicy to acrid. I personally didn’t like it, but it was a good enough piece of chicken, and you could see where it would have been enjoyable when it came out fresh. (Enjoyable but not great, not with all that burned-spice taste on this skin.)