• Bobwhite Counter Is Opening a Jersey City Location

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    Don’t you love it when a famous New York restaurant or eatery decides to expand? The bonus — they usually want to expand right across the Hudson River. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with Bobwhite Counter, one of the most famous fried chicken places in the East Village. Yep, you read that right, Jersey City Bobwhite Counter is coming to Paulus Hook.

    Following in the footsteps of other Manhattan-turned Jersey City locations such as DOMODOMO {opening October 21st}, Melt Shop, The Boil, and even Artichoke Basil’s Pizza {which just opened in Hoboken this past week, FINALLY}, the fried chicken eatery announced the news on their official Instagram account about a week ago. Fans and locals alike have been responding to the news ever since. “Family!” the official account wrote in the caption, “We have something to share with you… We’ll be expanding our reach and serving up chicken and handshakes soon in Jersey City! Are you ready?? {sic}.” Keep reading to learn all about Bobwhite Counter coming to Jersey City.

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    About Bobwhite Counter

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    With various Manhattan locations like the original in Alphabet City, and two subsequent Urbanspace locations — one on Lexington Avenue and one on Park Avenue — Bobwhite Counter is known for its fried chicken {obviously}, but also plates of cheddar bacon, fried catfish, pimiento cheese, and biscuits. On their menu you’ll find a whole lot of fried chicken {sorry, vegans — although there is always the vegetarian plate and half-price wine available}, but there’s also some grilled chicken options, bacon dishes, and a farmhouse salad.

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    Their fried chicken sandwiches are Instagram-ready. Combine their big meals with delicious taste and it’s a recipe nearly everyone can get on board with. Even their mac n’ cheese and salads have a pretty aesthetic, especially to foodies.

    So, what makes Bob’s fried chicken so tasty? According to a review in the New York Times, chef {and owner} Keedick Coulter drenches his chicken in sweet tea, brining it overnight. Add milk, flour, salt, pepper, and spices and then the thigh, wing, or drumstick is pressure fried until it’s perfect. YUM!

    Beyond Fried Chicken

    Now that we talked chicken {BTW, chicken by the piece is available: thigh $4, drumstick $2.75, and wing $2.50}, let’s discuss sides. Mac n’ cheese is a classic side dish choice at Bob’s, but there’s also collared greens, French fries, coleslaw, and biscuits. Bob’s Alphabet City location also serves alcohol, though no word yet on whether the Jersey City location has obtained a liquor license. If it does {praise be!}, chances are it will follow in the footsteps of the Alphabet City menu, serving wine, draft beer, and canned beer.

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    While Bobwhite Counter hasn’t revealed a timeline or opening date just yet, signage has already gone up at 100 Warren Street. The eatery will be located inside the Portside Towers with a storefront on Warren. “Coming soon,” the sign hanging in the window reads in big red font. While the sign for the former Simple Sam’s Food + Wine still remains, banners have popped up all over the windows and doors advertising for Bob’s.

    Until the opening date is officially disclosed, we all await the {hopefully soon} day when we can get our hands on some Bobwhite Counter without having to take the PATH into Manhattan.

    Are you excited to check out Bobwhite Counter in JC? Comment below!

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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.