A reader notes that the line for Blue Ribbon Chicken Fried Chicken on East First Street and Second Avenue is currently wrapped around the corner... the restaurant isn't officially ready for business yet, but it is rumored to be opening tonight maybe for service.
Per another reader who stopped by at lunchtime:
We pressed our faces against the window and watched the staff eat lunch, and talked to a staffer outside eating a delicious looking sandwich. He told us it may open for dinner tonight, but he's not sure. HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW?!
Still a line around 8:20... several readers say that everything is free on the menu tonight...
[Photo by Carmen, aka, Tommy Sharkskin, aka aka Tompkins Square Shark]
Updated 11:26 am
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