Consider Wednesday’s cover story, “50 Things You Must Eat in Philly,” a countdown of sorts—’cause we certainly do. It’s just a matter of time before we’ve tried every single item on this mouth-watering list, but hey, why wait to get started?
On today’s menu: Fried Chicken at Federal Donuts
1219 S. Second St. 267.687.8258. federaldonuts.com
Why it’s great : It’s a gusty move indeed to try to bring the heretofore niche glories of Korean fried chicken ($9–$17) to the masses, but that’s exactly what Federal Donuts has done here, and with gusto. Shattering skin, incomprehensibly moist flesh, and a use of spice unrivaled anywhere.
What to have with it : Doughnuts, of course ($1.25–$2 each). OK, not with them, but afterward. And it doesn’t matter what kind, either: Indian cinnamon, Creamsicle, vanilla-lavender and more. They’re all hot, unexpectedly complex miracles.
See you over there!