Monday, June 9, 2014

BEST OF THE WEEK: THE GRANGE CHICKEN & BISCUITS

So our best of the week feature basically highlights something remarkable in Harlem that we tried out for the first time. There are a lot of great eats in Harlem and this ongoing series will have the best of the best.

We ran into some good friends on Sunday afternoon at Manhattanville Coffee and decided to head over to The Grange by 141st at Amsterdam to try out the new brunch menu.   Biscuits and gravy are a hard thing to find in Harlem so the offering on the menu with fried chicken made the cut for the afternoon.  For $14 a plate, this type of offering needs to really stand out and the new dish does not disappoint.  The most notable star of the plate were the impossibly light biscuits smothered in savory, espresso infused chicken sausage gravy which additionally had a nice accent of fresh sage leaves.

Our original guess would have been that this dish might be served up with boneless chicken but we were happy to find that 3 pieces of dark meat arrived on the plate.  Everything was moist and cooked to perfection with a crust that was more on the lighter side and not overly seasoned.  The pieces of chicken were on the pretty petite but all made sense with the scale of the dish which at the end was satisfying enough to get through the rest of the lazy weekend.

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