So, you guys may have heard of Marjorie Meek-Bradley. She’s, like, kind of famous and stuff. Running two baller D.C. restaurants (Ripple and Roofer’s Union), killing it on Top Chef this year…the usual. That said, she’s still somehow found the time to bust out some dynamite specials at her spots.
Since Sunday night’s usually a little slow, Ripple decided to bring people in by combining two of the greatest things on Earth: champagne and fried chicken. I know, I know – weird combo, right? But trust me, it works. Starting this week, every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. you pay $15 for a glass of champagne and either a basket of popcorn chicken or a house-made chicken biscuit with black pepper honey and comté.
Since this is Marjorie Meek-Bradley we’re talking about, this isn’t exactly a Chicken McNugget. MMB sticks with her tried and true M.O. of using grass-fed proteins and organic produce provided by nearby farms, as well making from scratch her own biscuits and sauces. (Pro tip: the black garlic yuzu aioli is ridiculous.) Oh, also, you’re not getting Korbel (not to hate on Korbel or anything – cheap champagne rules); the two we tried (that are also available for the Sunday special) were, respectively, $15 and $20.
So, really, you’re getting a $20 glass of champagne for $15, *and* getting a free basket of popcorn chicken, which is one of the most perfect drinking foods. Not bad. Not bad at all.