Bucket Of Chicken, Michel Richard Style

In one of chef Michel Richard's best stories, he describes how as a young Frenchman, exploring the U.S. for the first time, he discovered the culinary curiosity of Kentucky Fried Chicken and had a texture epiphany. "The crunch!" he cried out over a lunch interview with me years ago.

To this day, that first taste of KFC inspires the master chef to add crunchy textures to his cooking.

So it seems only appropriate that his downtown restaurant Central is taking on that American fast food icon of greasy goodness, the bucket of fried chicken. You can now order Central's signature fried chicken to go — yes, in a big ol' bucket — with mashed potatoes and housemade Dijon dipping sauce for $29.95. Included is three thighs, three breasts and 10 nuggets.

Also available to go: the crazy good Central lobster burger, mac and cheese, soup, loup de mer and more.

Call in take-out orders for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. Carry out orders are available during regular lunch and dinner service.