There are a lot of reasons I choose to write about a place. Being “Cheap” is a given… but other than that the first, and most obvious is the food. A lot of the places I write about do something interesting- something that isn’t available everywhere. Whether it’s the Indian Burritos at Kati Roll, the rice balls at Oms/b, the various ramen places, or the meat pies at Tuck Shop- these postings are most popular because they are destination lunches- worth walking that extra 5 or 10 minutes if you don’t work right near the place.
I write about carts because there are so many of them, and it’s hard to know which ones are good and bad. Plus, a lot of people are scared of them… and would rather read about my suffering after eating at a bad cart- then experience it for themselves. I don’t usually write about the deli/salad bar places, because there is one on every block of Midtown- and they bore me. I will, however write about one if they are doing something different or interesting… like the Korean Food at Cafe Duke, or the Soups @ Dishes.
I very very rarely write about fast food- so the next question is obvious… Why the hell would you write about KFC??? Well the answer depends on who’s asking. If you haven’t heard yet, New York City is considering banning artificial trans fats from all restaurants in the city. In light of this possible ban, KFC has taken preemptive action, phasing trans fats out of the fried chicken at all their Manhattan restaurants (it’s still in the biscuits) as of the first of this month. They plan on rolling out the change in all of their restaurants Nationwide by April of next year.
Clearly this is topical. People need to know if this new KFC, fried in trans-fat’less soybean oil is as good as it used to be! Right??? I’m doing a service to the community. How does the new chicken compare to the old chicken. (The real reason I’m writing about KFC, pictures and a less than helpful +/- after the jump)