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Fried and True

December 8, 2015

Happy Chanukah! This has got to be my favorite of the Jewish holidays. We’ve got some winners. Purim is the drinking holiday. Passover begins with a festive meal, which I have to say I generally prefer to Thanksgiving.

But this week, we get to eat all the fried things!

Sure, there is actual important food news to share, but it’s all such a downer. Who wants to talk about genetically modified salmon when we could list all of our favorite fried things to eat in the Capital Region. Surely, my list will be incomplete. So hopefully you can help me fill in any blank spots that I have overlooked.

I’d caution anyone from thinking of this as a to-do list for the week. Even I know that’s a bad idea. Which is why I’ve taken the first item on this list and scheduled a time to eat it next week, after Chanukah is over. Here’s a little known fact: some of the Jewish holidays are made longer just to make sure we did a good enough job celebrating them.

So, I may just see how many of these I can hit until leaving for Pennsylvania at the end of the month.

#1) The deep fried buffalo burger at Swifty’s
#2) The deep fried monte cristo at Public House 42
#3) The old fashioned donut at Schuyler Bakery
#4) The chicken and waffles at The Flying Chicken
#5) The fried chicken sandwich at Hattie’s Chicken Shack
#6) The deep fried pork dumpling at Hong Kong Bakery
#7) The deep fried whole fish with green sauce at Mr. Pio Pio
#8) The fried fish fillet with seaweed at Ala Shanghai
#9) The deep fried wings at The Ruck
#10) The avocado fries at Slidin’ Dirty
#11) The fish fry at Off-Shore Pier
#12) The local lemon donut at Nibble
#13) The tater tots at Comfort Kitchen
#14) The fried mozzarella and melba at Ralph’s
#15) The boston creme donut at Bella Napoli
#16) The fried oysters at Ted’s Fish Fry
#17) The new calamari at The Hollow
#18) The fried wheat collar with soy milk at Taiwan Noodle
#19) The fried clams at Bob & Ron’s
#20) The medu vada at Parivar
#21) The chocolate iced donuts at The Cookie Factory
#22) The fried chicken thigh at The Memphis King
#23) The apple cider donuts at Cider Belly

The above list is just from personal experience. There are some other fried foods which have been recommended, but which I haven’t had the chance to eat. Even still, I’m hoping you can add more fried goodness to my to-eat list. And if not, that’s okay too. I’ve got plenty to keep me busy.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2015 7:19 am

    After 67 years, the Bob & Ron’s on Central Ave. is closed.

  2. chezjake permalink
    December 9, 2015 4:57 pm

    There is a plentitude of deep fried goodness to be had at the Angry Penguin Tavern in Waterford; one reason being Chef Brian Wagner’s meticulous care with the temperature and freshness of his frying oil.
    – First recommendation – the British style beer battered fish and chips, which have been awarded best in the Capital District multiple times.
    – Also noteworthy: the fresh Saratoga chips, onion petals, the deep fried Spicy Tavern Pickles, and buffalo chicken wings. If you have company to help you eat, the very generous Angry Nacho platter is made with fresh Saratoga potato chips instead of corn chips.

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