Buttermilk Fried Chicken
182 Avon Rd, Avon, CO 81620
There's an unlikely little place called Boxcar in the mountain town of Avon that has some of the best fried chicken in Colorado. While NOT a traditional rendering of fried chicken, the creative twists are precisely what makes this dish so unbelievably delicious. Two deboned & pounded chicken thighs are dredged in buttermilk, flour, etc.— you know the drill, and then cooked to perfection with a light but crispy skin on the outside and tender, moist chicken on the inside. That's all just par for the course, but top the chicken with a harrisa honey glaze and placed on a bed of thinly shredded fried kale with Vadouvan yogurt and that makes it really something special!
Other culinary creations from Chef/Owners Cara Luff & Hunter Chamness are wonderful. Like the chicken, the Roasted Cauliflower is elegantly simple but with a twist— it's served on top of a gremolata made with black garlic that's been fermented to bring out wonderfully rich flavors which are then cut with the the acid of vibrant lemon juice. Cocktails are delicious too! For 5 bucks during happy hour, you can't beat the House Margarita. Quality 100% de agave tequila balanced with a bit of sweet, sour & spice— a great marg at any price.