Root & Bone

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73 Totally Fine

Miami’s fried-chicken darling Jeff McInnis combines sweet tea and southern charm at his Alphabet City restaurant.

200 E. 3rd St., New York, NY, 10009


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This popular Alphabet City restaurant has a much-hyped version of fried chicken on the menu, along with a variety of other down-home southern specialties (cheese grits, mac ‘n’ cheese, “drunken” deviled eggs) prepared in all sorts of self-consciously stylish ways. The dining space is roughly the size of a small country garage, and you may find yourself eating your fried-chicken dinner among the ­bourbon drinkers at the bar, or at an exceedingly narrow dining counter overlooking 3rd Street.

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