Flippin' the Bird

Bobwhite's Lambrusco Wednesdays for the win

Fried chicken fans have a new destination on Wednesday nights:  Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter.

The Alphabet City restaurant's sensational special for two comes with six pieces of fried chicken, cole slaw, biscuits, a bottle of Lambrusco and dessert for only $40.

The special was put on hold temporarily as Bobwhite's chef, Keedick Coulter, couldn't find chicken in the immediate aftermath of Sandy. Now, the fried-chicken special has returned and will be served through the holidays.

Brined overnight in sweet tea, dredged in a secret mix of flour and spices and then pressure-fried, this is some of the best fried chicken in town: sweet and salty with crunch, juiciness overlaid by crispness.

And if the ease of Coca-Cola's fizz, bubble and pop were transferred to a red wine, the result would be the energetic and supremely easy drinking 2011 Lini 910 Emilia-Romagna Labrusca Lambrusco Rosato.

Dessert is a deep mason jar of banana pudding or pecan pie bread pudding, both buried under soft white drifts of heavy whipped cream.

So where are you going to be on Wednesday?

Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, 94 Ave. C (between E. Sixth and E. Seventh sts.); 212-228-2972 or bobwhitecounter.com