Front Porch, in San Francisco. I'm probably one of their best customers. "Da' Porch" is the home of the very robust popcorn bucket, full with popping corn garnish and about 7 to 9 thick pieces of juicy chicken. I am also down for a fried chicken po boy at lunch from time-to-time. And most recenctly, since opening for brunch, I have begun an addiction to their chicken & waffles. It is technically, my local chicken shack.
In Oakland, there is Hibiscus, where I get the Chef's choice. It is my friend Sarah's recipe, passed down from her grandmother, Miss Ollie. While dining there, it is extremely hard to avoid her Phoulourie (split pea fritters). That is unless she has her salt cod fritters on the menu that day. Then, I am completely torn. The cocktail program is pretty tight too. I suggest THE PARISH PUNCH El Dorado Rum, ginger limeade (housemade) or the BLACK PRINCE Flor de Caña 18yr Rum, Carpano Antica,Averna Amaro.
While we are on the subject of Oakland and fried chicken, I have another confession to make. At Brown Sugar Kitchen, I have been finding a lot of comfort in their Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Wafﬂe with brown sugar butter & apple cider syrup. That butter tastes like ice cream, it is so creamy and delicious. And the waffle is absolutely amazing. The menu also offers up one the best pulled pork sandwiches, especially if you order the smoked mashed yams to go alongside.
My boss bought me the Fried Chicken Sandwich at Bakesale Betty recently. It was so giant, that even I could only eat half. The Chicken and that slaw were stacked inside fresh baked bread. It was a dream. And I shared that dream with my housemate later on and he concurred.
Most recently, on a recent Sunday brunch, the fried chicken dish stood out to me on the menu at Prospect (San Francisco). It came with . It was a lovely meal magnified with 3 cocktails (Bird of Paradise Fizz, Michelada de Prospect & Prospect's Bloody Fare) and of course, the