The Dutch

Very happy to finally make it to The Dutch for their Monday Night Fried Chicken Dinner. Since I was in the company of fellow whiskey drinkers, we each had a custom bourbon flight (I especially liked my Four Roses Single Barrel). We were starving, so each of us ordered our own chicken dinner, which included a Bibb salad, four pieces of chicken, and a slice of Kierin’s homemade pie. Normal humans would have stopped right there, but no, not us. We proceeded to order the 40 oz. Beef Rib-eye (dry-aged for 28 days) on the side. Needless to say, it was a ridiculous amount of food. We ate and ate and ate… until it hurt so much that we could barely breathe. (Not really the wisest of decisions, eh?)  I am a huge fan of The Dutch  and I’ve had the fried chicken before at brunch — it was great. But tonight, I must say that it was OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING. Hands down, some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten — and the best biscuits. (I’m drooling just thinking about those warm honey biscuits.) Thanks, Chef Jason Hua, for an unforgettable meal!

The Dutch: 131 Sullivan Street (at Prince)

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Making my bourbon selections

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Blanton’s, Finger Lakes ‘McKenzie’, Four Roses Single Barrel

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Bibb Salad, Radish, Smoked Egg, Buttermilk Dressing

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Hot Fried Chicken, Honey Butter Biscuits, Collards

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40 OZ. Beef Rib-eye (Dry-aged for 28 days)

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Kierin’s Caramel Apple Pie

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The Dutch

Willow Road

Earlier in the evening, my friend SaraDISH and I enjoyed a delicious meal at the Beard House with Chef Greg Vernick. Shortly after it wrapped up, we headed over to Willow Road and geared up for our second dinner. Bring on the crawfish! Thanks to Chef Jason Hua (The Dutch) and Chefs Todd Macdonald & Grayson Schmitz (Willow Road), we got to experience a taste of the South with their awesome crawfish boil, complete with andouille dirty rice, fingerling potato salad, and $5 all you can drink Labatt beer. (You’ll notice in the photo below that I was also sipping on Basil Haydens bourbon on the side. ;)) Totally loved this event!

Willow Road: 85 Tenth Avenue (between West 15th and 16th Street)

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The entire spread

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Boiled crawfish and potatoes

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He’s a tasty little critter

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Andouille dirty rice

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Fingerling potato salad

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Crisp salad

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Double fisting Labatt and Basil Haydens

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The aftermath

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Willow Road

The Dutch [brunch]

A late afternoon brunch at The Dutch capped off a wonderful birthday weekend with one of my best friends. We feasted on a number of mouthwatering dishes, including the fried bologna & egg sandwich (salty, cheesy and gooey), hot fried chicken and honey biscuits (moist inside, crispy outside — with a bit of heat), Kierin’s pastry board (a curry sugar donut, apple cheddar scone, and blueberry buckwheat muffin), and three giant slices of homemade pies. Whew! Everything was amazing. We practically had to roll ourselves out of there. A huge thank you to our college friend, Jason Hua — The Dutch’s Chef de Cuisine!

The Dutch: 131 Sullivan Street (at Prince Street)

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FRIED BOLOGNA & EGG SANDWICH

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KIERIN’S PASTRY BOARD (CURRY SUGAR DONUT, APPLE CHEDDAR SCONE, BLUEBERRY BUCKWHEAT MUFFIN)

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HOT FRIED CHICKEN, HONEY BUTTER BISCUITS

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One of three delicious pies that was sent to our table!

The Dutch [brunch]