I discovered Sticky’s Finger Joint in 2012 on the Food Network when they participated to the show 3 Days to open with Chef Bobby Flay. I still remember that the main discussion was how to make their menu appealing, having chicken fingers on the menu not being enough and encouraging them to showcase their sauces. It makes sense: you can get chicken fingers that are as good in lots of places, MacDonald’s included, but Schnipper’s being better, but what could make a difference and entice you to go there? So they listened, developed their sauces and have now 7 locations, the last one being on 41st between 6th and Broadway that I recently visited. I admit that I was surprised that they opened a location there as there is not that much foot traffic and they have a bigger location in Hell’s K that is not that far from there. But they did and the entire time I was there, on a Wednesday, I did not see that many customers.
So I got some fried chicken, opting for the poppers rather than the fingers and choosing two sauces: the buffalo that is fairly popular with chicken and was quite hot to the point that I regretted they did not give some blue cheese sauce with it, as well as their take on the General Sticky Tso that was fortunately less hot and nicely sweet. The chicken was good: crispy on the outside and cooked all the way through, still moist inside.
Other creative items are their fries. I tried their S’mores fries last time I wrote a post on Sticky’s Finger Joint, that is an interesting dish especially if you like mixing sweet and savory, so I went for the Truffle Parm fries that were good, although I still wonder what truffle they are talking about as it did not smell or taste it. Of course, I was sure that in this kind of place they would put truffle oil rather than the coveted mushroom, but still, the name was enticing and ended up with some fries with some Parmesan drizzled on top. Good fries though: crispy and cooked all the way through.
So it was alright. Sticky’s Finger Joint would not be my go to destination for fried chicken. I admit that in any case, unless served with a waffle, I prefer Korean fried chicken or chicken wings. Still, it is interesting to try.
Enjoy (I did anyway)!
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Sticky’s Finger Joint - 1450 Broadway, New York, NY 10018