1. Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Served At: Blue Smoke
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Address116 East 27th St.
Websitebluesmoke.com

Few things inspire such thorough fullfillment as fried chicken. But Blue Smoke fried chicken is another level of gratification entirely. Not only do they have the crunchy-to-moist ratio mastered, they also know how to do a side dish dirty. A soft swell of mashed potates serve as a carb-cave for which to store your gravy while the toasty black pepper and cheddar biscuit is on scoop-up patrol for morsels of fried goodness. When the no crumb left behind act is complete and your plate is clean, your eyes will glaze over in ecstacy, your stomach will feel like its lined with crushed velvet and your entire body will become a cozy source of solace. That, my friends, is the power of fried chicken.