ADDRESS: 617 Vanderbilt Ave.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Located on a rapidly gentrifying block not far from where the new Nets stadium is being built in BK, Mitchell's has 40 years on some of its newer neighbors, and with good reason—the prices are great and the food is even better. The fried chicken has been voted best in New York before, and their sandwiches and fish/chicken & chips are a steal at $5. They've got all the typical soul food sides, but the tomatoes and okra are the tangy scene-stealer. And then there are the wings (not Buffalo, what do you think this is?!?). They've got a seasoning that's unfuckwitable and unreplicatable at home, and can (and should) be bought in serious bulk. It's the kind of food people cross state lines to get.