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Majestically moist, well-salted fried chicken is the thing at Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, but I'd happily tuck into this pork chop sandwich ($9.50) again.
Considering how dressed up fried chicken can be these days in New York, it's nice to have a place that sticks to the basics, does them well, and keeps things at a reasonable cost. Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, a dimly lit nook of a restaurant in Alphabet City, is just such a place.
It's a creamy, fatty treat that is only slightly blunted by the complimentary side salad. We agreed that this sandwich is best for sharing.
East Village newcomer Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter styles itself as a casual Southern café, but its commitment to quality food is a little more serious. The Southern classic fried chicken ($8.50) is served on a soft, lightly toasted bun with a smattering of sweet pickles. It tastes a lot like a fast food fried chicken sandwich—fitting for when that craving strikes—and elevated, all at the same time.