Fried Chicken Sandwich
Where: Cheeky Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 35 Orchard St.
Ingredients: Lightly toasted homemade buttermilk biscuit, red cabbage coleslaw, buttermilk marinated fried chicken, white gravy
Chef Says: "Like anything special, it lingers long after it's gone."
Why We Love It: Cheeky had us at "biscuit." This soft, cakey biscuit is the stuff of Southern dreams. And that’s even before the fried chicken enters the picture. Here, the biscuit serves as the perfect conduit for the peppery, crunchy nub of chicken and a rich, white gravy. Red cabbage coleslaw adds a refreshing contrast, but the overall effect is pleasurably simple. We found ourselves in Cheeky on a rainy, miserable day, but inside this cozy den devoted to all things New Orleans, we felt happy and at home. This is partially owed to owners Den and Ricardo's warm hospitality, but mostly due to that killer biscuit.