Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bon Chon Chicken, Fort Lee edition

I decided to ride my bike 165 blocks up to lab last Tuesday partially on a whim, partially because I just brought it to the city, but mostly because I was lured by the prospect of awesome fried chicken for lunch.

On Monday, Priscilla suggested that sometime we should bike over to Fort Lee, NJ, from Washington Heights to get Bon Chon Chicken for lunch. She found out about one of the locations because it was across the street from an Enterprise car rental that she used recently. So I suggested we go the next day.

The ride from the Village to Washington Heights was not as easy as I expected. And I got lost by dead ending into the 119th St. tennis courts. But I made it.

I'd never gone over the GW bridge without an automobile. It's a nice trip over the bridge. The roads near the bridge on the Jersey side, however, were not nearly as pleasant.

But we made it.

When we walked in, the few people eating there looked at us like we were crazy. Like they've never seen someone bike to eat fried chicken in 88 degree weather.

Anyway, it was totally worth it. We got a large order of hot chicken wings, in my opinion the best way to get it. I was afraid that I might have made a mistake by ordering only the hot wings, but Priscilla had faith and ate through the pain until the endorphins kicked in.

The chicken is done just as well as at their Manhattan location, but without the loungey atmosphere. Actually, the Jersey location looks exactly how it should look, like a squeaky clean take out place. The Manhattan location is just plain bizarre.

We're planning on making future trips, when the weather is cooler.

Bon Chon Chicken
2467 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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