Doug Psaltis Aims for Fried-Chicken Greatness


Ah yes, it’s a great time for upscale comfort food: Basque double burgers! The new Fatty Crab hot dog! The Irving Mill BLT! (Made with grilled pig’s heart, naturally.) Plus, we’re told that this Saturday, Doug Psaltis will add honey-dipped fried chicken to the new menu at Smith’s. As evidenced by the superlative chicken and grits already on offer, Psaltis has a way with chicken. In this case, he’ll be baking and lightly frying it, tossing it into a gastrique of honey and lime juice with red pepper and cilantro, and then finishing it with lime zest. Drumsticks and wings with garlic chips: $8.