Buttermilk Fried Chicken at Bouchon

We asked renowned chef Thomas Keller why he doesn’t put his chicken permanently on the menu at Bouchon. “It’s not really a bistro dish,” he replied. But the demand is high, so he serves it here as a special from time to time. (At his Yountville, Calif., restaurant, Ad Hoc, it’s the Monday-night special, and you can’t get a table.) Why? This bird is done right—golden and crunchy. It’s a perfect 10.

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Whether you’re running, walking, wogging or just watching the GlowRun, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Fremont East entertainment district, you can still taste victory during the BaCardio Bar Crawl. BaCardio Glow Punch—a blend of Bacardi DragonBerry, Bacardi WolfBerry and Bacardi Black Razz, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix and Midori—is $4 per cup at El Cortez, Insert Coin(s), Beauty Bar, Vanguard, Le Thai and Downtown Cocktail Room from 7 p.m.-midnight—or till the bowls run dry. GlowRun.com.