From an intensely enthusiastic entrepreneur who ditched his Brazilian VC gig to move to China, only to have the ubiquity of KFC inspire him to open an all-chicken-finger operation, Sticky's Finger Joint is a futuristic ramshackle lunch counter: stark red & white hues, low metallic tables, murals resembling a Beavis & Butthead peyote trip (robots, lightning, severed fingers...), and a red, fuzzed-out, rabbit ear TV.
The basic strips come grilled, baked, or fried, a choice you may also have to make when ordering one of the rotating specials, most perfectly suited to someone who's baked or fried. Tinkering in their "laboratory" has already resulted in flavors like the BadaBing, brined in a mix of tomato, garlic, rosemary & other spices, butterflied, stuffed w/ Parm & mozz, and washed in sun-dried tomato paste before hitting the fryer, and the Wasabi: marinated in the green stuff & ginger, coated with panko, fried, then "glitterbanged" (seriously) with a secret spice blend that includes sesame seeds & seaweed flakes, who never show up when roll's called. You can also expect:
And because the mind behind such madness would never stop there, they've also got tons of interesting slaws, their own line of fruit juice spring water, and 15 sauces, meaning to try them all you'll need an intense entrepreneurial enthusiasm, or more mouths than China.
Published: March 16, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
31 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011
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