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Dirty Bird To Go
155 Chambers Street, Tribeca
Only in New York can you snag an order from a fried chicken joint and realize—after sinking your teeth into a crisp-skinned, slow- roasted rotisserie bird or an astoundingly juicy fried drumstick—that this is grub from a James Beard Award winner. Former Dirty Bird owner and recipe developer Allison Vines-Rushing has worked with international restaurateur Alain Ducasse, and a simple bite reveals her vast skills. The fare this chicken joint is turning out is, believe it or not, good for you. Of course, rotisserie chicken is a healthier choice than the crispy stuff (which is soaked in buttermilk and fried in peanut oil), but every Dirty Bird sent out the door is hormone- and antibiotic-free and locally raised. And if you go for the fried stuff, the oil they use for frying is recycled for biodiesel fuel. Sin with a side of sautéed garlic kale—it’s excellent here, locally grown and dotted with chili peppers and garlic. Although this is a chicken joint, it has a large selection of salads and veggie sides to add an antioxidant boost to your meal.
This review is provided by Clean Plates, an excerpt from their NYC 2015 guide, and published with their permission.