At DBar, ‘Chic-2B-gAy’ Is Here to Stay
The newest dish at the Dorchester restuarant is the area’s latest effort in equality.
Dorchester hotspot dbar has been buzzing this week with its new fried chicken dish, ‘Chic-2B-gAy.’ Built around the inspired message ‘Supporting the right to love is always in great taste,’ the dish is a hefty serving of comfort food: a boneless fried chicken entrée accompanied with a homemade biscuit, mashed potatoes, gravy, and coleslaw.
With its tongue-in-cheek response to the growing controversy surrounding Atlanta-based food chain Chick-fil-A, the LGBT owned-and-operated dbar has joined the likes of Mayor Menino in speaking out Chik-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s recent LGBT-intolerant statements.
With Chick-fil-A and its CEO Dan Cathy making headlines, dbar owner and activist Brian Piccini wanted to counter the hate with some good old-fashioned love. “There’s been all this crazy chicken press lately, so I thought [that] maybe we can do something to make a positive message,” says Piccini. “From there came [the message] ‘Supporting the right to love is always in great taste.’”
What started as a weekend-long promotion has quickly blossomed into a menu mainstay, so long as sales and support stay strong. Last Friday alone, dbar dished out 35 orders of ‘Chic-2B-gAy,’ and the weekend continued with solid numbers on Saturday and Sunday.
At $19 a pop, Piccini is donating 100% of the dish’s proceeds to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). This high-profile organization is the nation’s leader in working through the media to build support for equality.
With such a worthy cause in mind, head to dbar this weekend to lend your support—and enjoy some fried chicken and biscuits in the process.