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the other night we were scrambling to bring something to a dinner party. after circling around the god-forsaken-behind-the-mall-city-unplanning-suburban-morass of harrisonburg for too long, we finally found the peruvian chicken spot we saught. and in so doing found, may i say, ¡damn good chicken!
so we plan to go back w/ a camera and get the lowdown on this place, but suffice it to say the beautifully seasoned rotisserie chicken was accompanied by addictive yucca fries (they didn’t survive the drive to the dinner party) and some great jalapeño-relish & mustard-cream condiments. and the folks working were so, so very nice.
now, the importance of a good, local chicken place cannot be understated. our recent home in seattle’s central district was flanked by two chicken spots: the classic fried chicken takeout of ezell’s, and the euro-cum-hipster pub of café presse. the former served spicy chicken parts, biscuits, etc. and taunted me everyday at my bus stop from across the street.
the latter served up whole roast chickens w/ fries, various pattes, steak tartar, to be munched between swills of relatively cheap european wines.
we’ve been part of some conversations about sushi jako, and we remember discovering phó back in the day at thai cafe, but we’d never had the pleasure of dining in, or taking out from, a & t’s chicken. ¡but now the secret’s out!
so we’ll head back over, & you should too. bring cash, and have a taste for yourself.
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