She's looking for Oysters Rockefeller. I'm clueless on this one. It's a dish I totally OD'd on in my 20s. My constantly-absinthe-hunting first partner made the dish at least once a week. (I used to call him Isak, after Isak Dinesen, whose weight-loss diet consisted of oysters and champagne.)
She's also looking for a good classic escargot en croute. I've only eaten escargot a couple of times in recent years - at Atmosphere and at Kevin Rathbun Steak. (Both were good, even though the dish always reminds me of a scary childhood neighbor who used to raise snails in her garden.)
Finally, she wants the best fried chicken in town. She specifies that it be "juicy but with skin that is chicken, not all crunchy batter." I'm not sure about that, either, but I do love the fried chicken at Cardamom Hill, the Colonnade, Carver's, and Busy Bee. I'd include Popeyes, but it's super-battered. (She's already hit Mary Mac's, where the chicken was "dry but the skin was right.")
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I grew up in the south on Krystal, lived in Chicago for 12 years on…
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Your mom loves them, so there's that.
Yeah Big Al judging by your online reviews, your Buttermade burgers SUCK.
I won fair and square. Don't be jealous, my burger is simply THE BEST.
No Sublime? I'm sad. Even their coffee is amazing.