So at some point last week, L. won a free lunch at Meme for being the 300th follower of their twitter feed. I was 283 or something. Not bitter. Meme only does one thing for lunch, and maybe only on Thursdays: fried chicken with corn bread and a Miller High Life. Even though I would have to pay for my meal ($11), I accompanied L. on a long lunch. We took the bus. Did you know that Justin Bieber is now a lawyer in Philadelphia? He may be the next generation's James Franco.
The restaurant's space is really open. Big windows, wood flooring, a bright color on the walls.
And the chicken was good. One drumstick, one thigh. The cornbread was sweet and sticky. And their hot sauce/mayo kind of side sauce had a nice mix of spice without being too hot. I liked the seasoning of the batter of the chicken, though I actually would have been happy with a little more crispy outsides in addition to the moist deliciousness of the insides. L. and I discussed this, and we agreed that the thickness of the calamari coating I had at McCrossen's would have been better for the chicken, and that the chicken's coating could have been better for the calamari. I'm sure the chefs at either establishment could give a rat's ass what I think, but that's what I think.
But oh a delightful treat for a work day.