Thursday, March 25, 2010
Fried chicken at farmerbrown a little piece of heaven
I just can’t say no to fried chicken. I don’t eat it often, maybe once a year, but when I do I’m in seventh heaven.
While in the Bay Area this weekend, friend Lucy (fellow food lover) took me and the special man friend to Farmer Brown, which serves up farm-fresh soul food on the cusp of Union Square and the Tenderloin.
We sat at the bar and, while really only planning to order drinks and snacks, something on the menu caught my eye — fried chicken and a beer for $15.
This was no small plate — the dish came with two perfectly fried pieces of chicken, a breast and a drumstick that had a wonderfully seasoned, just-like-grandma-used-to-make flavor. Accompanying the chicken was some of the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had (so rich and sharp) and extremely flavorful, earthy, salty ham hock greens. Thanks to all that, and a glass (well, a jar) of Marin Brewing Company Mt. Tam Pale Ale, I left stuffed, sassy and satisfied. Their entire menu looked divine, but I’d order this again in a heartbeat.