Damn you, Greg Cox! This week, Greg is reviewing yet another restaurant about which I know absolutely nothing: a Peruvian chicken joint in Clayton named “Lucky Chicken.” However, I think I can come up with a pretty good guess of what Greg’s going to say about this, as I’ve got this guy figured out (yes, restrain those chuckles, please).
First of all, this is by no means a white tablecloth establishment. It’s a simple, out of the way, mom and pop joint that could be given a label of an “ethnic eatery.” I really don’t know what such a label means anymore, but it’s a non-Western European cuisine. Greg Cox loves these types of joints, and when he decides to write a full review of such a place, it’s because he likes it. I also know that when it comes to cheap eats sort of places, like Lucky Chicken, Cox will not give it more than 4 stars (unless it’s truly transcendent, but I’m not sure if he’s found one of those places). Moreover, I know of no other Peruvian chicken place in the area. I’ve only had Peruvian chicken once, from a great take-out place in the Upper East Side of New York, and it was fantastic. Because of the uniqueness of Lucky Chicken to the area, it gives it another half star.
So, the question is whether this place is going to be a top-notch 3.5 star hole in the wall, or a knock-your-socks-off 4 star place. I’m really thinking of 3.5 stars, but for some reason, I can’t let go of the possibility of 4 stars. Call it a hunch, but I’m going with 4 stars. Call me Lucky.
Here are this week’s odds:
5 stars — 300 to 1
4.5 stars – 45 to 1
4 stars — 2 to 1
3.5 stars — 5 to 2
3 stars — 5 to 1
2.5 stars — 9 to 1
2 stars — 15 to 1
1.5 stars — 25 to 1
1 star — 60 to 1
How lucky will Lucy Chicken be??
Edit June 11, 2010: Greg Cox gave Lucky Chicken 3.5 stars. Argh, I thought this was going to be one of those 4 star review places, but I was off by half a star. Still, he called the Peruvian roast chicken “gloriously delicious.” Looks like a trip to Clayton may be in order!