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Bobwhite Counter on 7th Avenue - Great Lunch

Pookipichu | Apr 13, 201611:39 AM

Went to Bobwhite Counter on 7th Avenue today for lunch, it's a more convenient location for me than their East Village location.

Had their buffalo chicken sandwich and I highly recommend it, over the chicken sandwiches at Delaney's, FUKU Shake Shack and Mighty Quinns. It's crisp, very tender, very juicy on a warm bun. The sauce is not spicy, just tangy, but what makes the sandwich is how good the chicken tenders are. I'm not a huge fan of sweet tea brine but it doesn't bother me. I also ordered a piece of fried chicken thigh, crispy skin and very moist meat. It was the best cooked of the bunch mentioned and a good portion. Mighty Quinn's is very generous and the chicken is tasty but the chicken is not as tender as Bobwhite. Delaney's has increased the portion of meat but I wasn't impressed by the taste or preparation of the chicken. I had tough chewwy meat with soggy coating at FUKU and I'm in no rush to go back. Shake Shack's chicken sandwich is serviceable, taste's like Wendy's chicken sandwich, only with fewer chemicals and better quality chicken.

Also had cole slaw, fine, nothing to really comment on. I ordered a side of onion rings, battered and nicely seasoned but the batter was not consistently on the onions. The onion rings at Black Tap had a better, more consistent coating while still being crisp, but the batter at Bobwhite tastes better. $24 after tax and tip. So good and so reasonable.

Around the corner from Bobwhite is Doughnut Project and I had a coco loco, coconut glaze doughnut with toasted coconut flakes and pineapple filling and a peanut butter and jelly doughnut. The coco loco wasn't quite as coconutty as the coconut doughnut at Doughnut Plant (their coconut is my favorite flavor there) and the pineapple didn't have the vibrancy I was expecting, but it was still tasty. The peanut butter and jelly tasted good (the grape jelly glaze) but the peanut butter filling was just a touch too sweet for my taste and then there was a clump that was too salty. I still enjoyed both doughnuts and appreciate that they are experimenting with flavors.

Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter,
Doughnut Plant,
Mighty Quinn's Barbeque,
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