Second table added for the Front Porch, so those on the wait list can also dine here. Room for four in all.
The Front Porch is a Southern-inspired restaurant with a great reputation for fried chicken. The menu has plenty of traditional -- beignets, boiled peanuts, shrimp and grits -- and not so traditional offerings, like the tea-brined pork chop(!) and bacon-wrapped dates(!!). Drinks are also interesting and good here.
If you need to be convinced that the fried chicken is worth ordering, here's a picture. Rocky's Jr. fried chicken is marinated with buttermilk, garlic, shallots and citrus zest for up to 24 hours, then dredged in a buttermilk mixture and seasoned flour with some cornmeal. An order of three pieces is $17, but you can get a bucket of nine pieces (with bonus popcorn inside) for just double that price. Who's up for sharing?
Located between Bernal Heights and the Mission, the restaurant is accessible via the 14-Mission and J-Church lines, as well as 24th Street BART if you don't mind walking a few blocks (looks like about half a mile). Parking shouldn't be terrible, but no guarantees for a late dinner on a Friday night.
As always, we frown on late cancellations in this group, and there's never any excuse for flaking. Please afford those people on the waitlist who would like to come the opportunity to do so; they'd do the same for you. Your fellow diners, the waitlisters and the restaurant all appreciate it.
Thanks, and see you out on the front porch!