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, ‚ÄėChic-2B-gAy.‚Äô Built around the inspired message ‚ÄėSupporting the right to love is always in great taste,‚Äô the dish is a hefty serving of comfort food: a boneless fried chicken entr√©e 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. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs been all this crazy chicken press lately, so I thought [that] maybe we can do something to make a positive message,‚ÄĚ says Piccini. ‚ÄúFrom there came [the message] ‚ÄėSupporting the right to love is always in great taste.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
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 ‚ÄėChic-2B-gAy,‚Äô and the weekend continued with solid numbers on Saturday and Sunday.
At $19 a pop, Piccini is donating 100% of the dish‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒand enjoy some fried chicken and biscuits in the process.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2012/08/10/dbar-chic-2b-gay-stay/