The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Carpet Bagger Claims Exquisite Best Jerk, Bar None

It's impossible not to love the word "jerk." And when applied to chicken, a goofy nearly nonsensical headline must follow. But the Brooklyn Paper took things a bit far, in my humble opinion, titling its latest Flatbush missive: "Jerk Yourself Silly With The Best Chicken In Flatbush." It must be the humidity, cuz normally the BP comes through with the savvy stuff, not fratboy tripe like that.

Of course, I'm ignoring the point of Dan MacLeod's "fluff" piece. He claims that Exquisite, the one on Church, wins the jerk title "hands down." His claim is apparently bolstered by his legion of Twitter followers, which at 635 hardly qualifies as a "vast army." It's not even an actual "legion," which I was excited to learn numbers 3,000 - 6,000, from the Roman Empire. I'm no member of the Twitterati, but I'd say if your followers don't DWARF your followeds, you're not really enough of a celebretwitty (wow that's lame, Q) to go around crowning jerk joints. Still, I gotta like anybody willing to eat that much charred chicken to meet a deadline.

Here's a picture of a chicken, jerk chicken, and a jerk, in that order: