The dog days of summer are here, you know those days, the heat lingers, and it’s just too hot to cook! But you want something that tastes like it was cooked at home. Fortunately, Hoboken has lots of options’ and B.Y.O.B.’s keep the expense down and allow you to have a glass of wine or a beer with your dinner, without turning up the heat.
Stop by Cork, on your way to your favorite B.Y.O.B. or call the Wine Guys at Cork (201-942-9964) for help with a recommendation, and free quick delivery.
Last Friday I was walking up Washington Street and I saw a banner outside of Schnackenberg's.” Open for Dinner Fridays and Saturdays”. Having had really good breakfast and lunches at Schnackie's I was looking forward to trying what local restaurateurs Joyce and Eugene Flinn, were cooking up. After a quick glance at the menu I knew what I was going to having, something too hot and messy to make at home, Fried Chicken. Consistent with every meal, donut, or scoop of gelato I have had at The Schnack, it was really good. The chicken had a thin crisp crust that stuck to the meat and was flavorful without being salty. The meat was juicy and I could taste the natural flavor of the chicken along with the subtle seasonings. I had a side of creamy potato salad, along with broccoli slaw accented with bacon and golden raisins, and of course a butter milk biscuit. With food this good at a great value and a great selection of wine from Cork, even fried chicken is possible, when it’s too hot to cook.
Domain Clavery Blanc 2014
This beautiful pale yellow wine with reflections of green is made from a 60/40 blend of vermentino and viognier. The aromatic, bouquet of nectarine, pear, lemon and acacia makes you think about the warm dry climate of Languedoc-Roussillon in south of France, where this wine is made. Sipping the wine reveals a crisp palate medium/ light in body with flavors of white peach, apricot, grapefruit and lime with elegant light minerality. The aromatic lingering finish has a touch of pleasing salinity that is a testament to the terroir where this wine is from. At $15.99 this versatile summery wine is a bargain to enjoy by its self or with your next meal. I had this wine with Schnackenberg's fried chicken last Friday night: it was really good, lifting the pleasant savory flavors off the pallet making me want to take another mouthwatering bite.
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