Archive for the ‘CHICKEN’ Category

NYC Chicken & Burgers: Cookout Grill Disappoints

November 17, 2008

Since moving from the Upper West Side to the East Village, I haven’t found any chicken as good as Chirping Chicken on 77th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Cookout Grill, which opened on 13th Street & 1st Avenue in October, has a wood fired rotisserie, an open flame grill and a sign advertising an 100 percent beef burger. How bad could it be? Well I should have known from the sleek and flashy interior that Cookout Grill was trying too hard in all the wrong places. Read on the find out exactly what I mean…


$17 Worth of food and the hand cut fries were the best part.
A sleek interior can’t mask misguided grub.



Chirping Chicken: Best cheap late night eats on Upper West Side?

June 25, 2008

Until 2AM every night, Chirping Chicken offers 4 pieces of flame-broiled chicken & an order of fries for $10. Four pieces of flame-broiled chicken basted in chicken fat, garlic and salt ($6.49 half chicken, white or dark) and a fat order of crispy shoestring fries ($2.89).  Click here for more details.

This may be the best late night meal on the UWS. The chicken is so good that a whole chicken ($11.29, 8 pieces) and no fries is worth considering. Skip the ribs, stick with the chicken. Beware they only serve Hunts ketchup, no Heinz, so prepare accordingly.

Chirping Chicken 355 Amsterdam Ave at 77th Street
(212) 787-6631 (212) 724-8029 (212) 787-6645
Open 7 Days a week until 2AM – Free Delivery

Chirping Chicken: Simply Delicious

May 23, 2008

Everything about Chirping Chicken screams simplicity. From their deliciously moist charbroiled chicken basted in nothing but chicken fat, garlic and salt to their website which displays nothing but their menu, phone number, 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue address, and the fact that they’re open until 2AM seven days a week.