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Noon O Kabob and roast chicken

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Noon O Kabob and roast chicken

Ann Fisher | Oct 19, 2003 01:09 PM

Noon O Kabob has been praised often and effusively on this board, and I'm not going to repeat the praises except to say that once having discovered it, it's hard to get into the chowhound spirit of adventure and go anywhere else. But last night, just after I'd ordered the lamb shank, I noticed a couple of plastic covered "today's special" sheets on the table and rushed up to the counter to change my order to "chicken on the bone." When it came I thought for a minute that the waitress had misunderstood me (as she had when somehow my request for the Persian Salad got translated into a second--and not unwelcome--order of hummous) and given me a chicken kabob instead, because instead of the Cornish Game hen the special promised, it was a long row of chicken. But then I realized that it was the entire game hen, neatly separated into eight pieces, and arrayed in a long line on the plate, starting from the wings on one end and ending with the drumsticks on the other. Wonderful! Very flavorful, beautifully seasoned and perfectly cooked, moist but with little charred pieces here and there from the grill. I asked when this "today's special" was generally available and was told it was available every day.
This reminded me of the roast chicken discussion. Obviously this wasn't a roast chicken, being neither roasted nor a chicken. But if, like me, you're a fan of real chicken--i.e. not the ubiquitous boneless breasts--that's not fried, let me strongly recommend the Noon O Kabob's chicken on the bone.

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