Eaten The Fried Chicken At Foreign Cinema

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"A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant."
--
Ivor Novello

Located on Mission and 21st,
Foreign Cinema is a restaurant that I've wanted to try for a while now. Their fried chicken is on the 7x7 Big Eat List, so I made a reservation for this evening to give it a shot. We got there a bit early and waited in the bar next door, Laszlo, for a few minutes.
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One of the cool features of the restaurant is that foreign and independent films are screened in a covered outdoor courtyard.
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If you want to hear the movie, drive-in speakers are installed next to each table.
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The restaurant is adjacent to a place that's part art gallery and part bar.
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The drink list was interesting. The cocktails are named after movies. Most are followed by descriptions, but my favorite one was
"The Song Remains The Same", which is a Led Zeppelin concert film. It's description was simply the four symbols that represent the members of the band.
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As an appetizer, J and I split a plate of carpaccio, which was well seasoned and delicious.
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My entree was the sesame fried chicken, and it looked gorgeous. When I finally tasted it, I was surprised. It isn't a typical southern style fried chicken. It was somewhat similar to sesame chicken at a Chinese restaurant. It was a little sweet but not sticky, and the texture of the breading was firm and substantial. It was definitely not what I expected, but in a good way. I was pleasantly surprised.
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This was a unique dining experience, both in ambience and in flavor. The menu was nice, and the prices were totally reasonable. Parking can be a challenge, so get there a little early. This was one of the nicest places I've gone to, and I would recommend both the chicken and the restaurant.
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