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roasted chicken--the best

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  • Denise S. Jan 22, 1998 08:17 PM
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I'm on a roasted chicken kick? What's your favorite?
Right now, I have to vote for Home (Cornelia Street)

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  1. A little restaurant called Brunetta's on First Avenue between 10th and 11th(?) prepares excellent roasted chicken. It is simple, cheap and tasty.

    I agree with you that Home's version is top-notch.

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    1. re: Alex

      How about the roast chicken at Gabriela's, the mexican
      place at Amsterdam & 93rd? It's rubbed with garlic,
      orange, and annatto (I think), and usually very juicy
      and tasty. And cheap!!! $10 for a whole one with two
      sides and fresh tortillas. For an extra dollar you can
      get a sauce -- perhaps superfluous, but I like the
      pipian (here, peanut and chile) anyway.

      Maybe not the best, but quite good for the price.

      1. re: Alan Divack

        This may not be exactly what you had in mind, but the
        take-home roast chicken at a market called Garden of
        Eden on 23rd near 7th Ave is absolutely divine.
        They're small, organic (I think) dark, savory-skinned
        and moist. Hard to beat for around $6.00

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      Jake Klisivitch

      The best roast chicken? If we're talking in the world,
      and not just NYC, then the winner hands-down is Chalet
      BBQ at Sherbrooke and Girouard in Montreal.
      A hole-in-the-wall, sure, but the food! And
      cheap!

      Spit-roasted chicken has been a Quebecois speciality
      since the 40s, served with fries and sauce (none of
      that silly Boston Market pasta salad and corn on the
      cob...)

      Other restaurants that bear visiting: Laurier BBQ, St.
      Hunerts (chain).