Before I heard about the standalone Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in NoHo, I stopped by Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen in the West Village for lunch with some friends.  Half of a bird is admittedly a little aggressive for lunch, but there was something calling my name.

That something is called Old Bay.  The pieces of chicken came covered in a healthy shower of the red seasoning (at least I think it was Old Bay), that healthy mix of mustard, paprika, celery salt, and the handful of other spices and dried herbs I don’t care to name.

The mashed potatoes and gravy and the mustard greens were somewhat ornamental, although the vegetables were at times a welcome respite from mouthfuls of crunch and juicy meat.  The gravy was definitely extraneous.  (I never thought I would say that about gravy, but it just happened.)

House of Haos Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen West Village NYC New York Fried Chicken 2 House of Haos Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen West Village NYC New York Fried ChickenThe price point is a little hefty – $26 pre-tax-and-tip for a plate of chicken?  A little daunting for a casual, oft-packed lunch spot.  If this were Sunday at ad hoc, then maybe.  Highly recommend the chicken, just had a tough time digesting the bite it took out of my wallet.

Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen
35 Downing Street
New York, NY 10014
(Yelp)

Blue Ribbon Bakery on Urbanspoon

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