What to Eat at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, Opening on Monday in the East Village

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Fried-chicken combo dinners come with rosemary bread, pickled cucumbers, and fries. Photo: Melissa Hom

The Bromberg brothers are finally giving their excellent fried chicken the stage it deserves: a 65-seat concept restaurant on First Street. Fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen costs $26, but here you can order individual pieces of breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings, and mighty wings for just a few dollars each. There are also seven types of griddled chicken burgers (that you can customize with cheese, pickled peppers, bacon, and pineapple), sides like fried beans and onion rings, and a variety of salads. Plus: housemade ice cream, Mexican Coke, sweet tea, canned beer, and wine. Take a look at more of the glorious chicken, straight ahead.

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

The Cordon Bleu griddled chicken burger with ham and Swiss.Photo: Melissa Hom


Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

"Beak to Butt" crispy necks and backs with hot sauce and pickled peppers.Photo: Melissa Hom


Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Buttered rosemary toast with a side of beans.Photo: Melissa Hom


Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Slather chicken in three types of honey and a special BRBQ sauce.Photo: Melissa Hom


Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

There's a takeout area, too.Photo: Melissa Hom


Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, 28 E. First St., entrance on Second Ave., 212-228-0404. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week.