For expat Southerners in the city, good fried chicken is something of a holy grail. There are a few decent contenders—Mama's Food Shop and Maroons, for example. But too often Southern cuisine is treated dismissively, as slop only to be mass produced. Now at last, a chef with a fine sensibility is doing it right. Dirty Bird is a new takeout spot specializing in fried chicken, and the verdict is in: This is the real deal. In the kitchen is Allison Vines-Rushing, a Louisiana native and a recipient of a James Beard award for rising chef. Formerly at Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar, she is now bringing it to the people at this tiny storefront. Sound familiar, Danny Meyer? We could have another Shake Shack on our hands.
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