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Quick-serve outfit furnishes fried poultry, craft beer & cocktails in rustic digs with a patio
The Scene: 50 seat interior, 100 seat back patio: the numbers tell you flat out that the HBFC folks want you to soak up the sun and sop up the gravy al fresco. like the namesake chicken recipe, the interior is simple done delightfully well. Reclaimed barn wood, custom pine furniture, and craftsman-made hexed benches for the outdoor space. Patrons are encouraged to decorate the mondo magnet wall outside. If you’re self-conscious about your artistic acumen, give it a second — and a second coriander sangrita. You’ll be at it in no time.
The Provisions: Did someone say “French toast topped with fried chicken and bourbon-maple syrup”? No? Okay, well: french toast topped with fried chicken and bourbon maple syrup. As for the mid-afternoon or dinner move, the choice is obvious. How the signature recipe came to be? Less so. Word has it the crew behind Sunday Dinner Club happened upon a keeper of a recipe when, at a supper six years ago, a tray of honey-buttered corn cakes happened to spill over on a plate of fried chicken. Our gain. Unfortunately, probably literally. But shh. A chicken platter will net you two pieces of white and/or dark meat, corn muffins, and three sides. Go with our runaway favorite: the Kale and cabbage slaw with dried pomegranates and yogurt cumin dressing. We did just lather honey butter on fried chicken, after all…