Favorite Dishes, #99: Egg Shop’s Golden Bucket Fried Chicken


There’s no question what comes first at Nolita’s Egg Shop (151 Elizabeth Street, 646-666-0810), but breakfast dishes pale next to chef Nick Korbee’s glistening Golden Bucket after dark, when boneless hunks of prime birds (from neighborhood butcher Pino’s Prime Meats) are chopped, brined, and soaked in buttermilk before they’re pitched into the open kitchen’s fryer. Still sizzling, the cluckers are tossed with sea salt and scallions and smothered in a house-made honey concoction that balances wildflower succulence with a sweltering hit of habanero.

Fork in the Road is counting down to our Best of New York City issue in October. We’re combing the city every day, one dish at a time, to guide you to the most delicious food in NYC. These are our 2015 100 Favorite Dishes, in no particular order, save for the top 10.

Here’s our countdown up to now:
#100: Laminated Blueberry Brioche at Dominique Ansel Kitchen