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Sticky's Finger Joint

Sticky’s Finger Joint

484 3rd Ave., Murray Hill, NY 10016

Sticky’s Finger Joint now has a location on 33rd and 3rd Avenue, and as far as we can tell, that’s pretty much the restaurant equivalent of putting an ATM in a strip club. There’s no chance it doesn’t get used, and there’s no chance it doesn’t make money.

I actually used to live pretty close to this new Sticky’s storefront, back when a basket of guacamole covered buffalo chicken fingers was exactly the thing I was looking for at 2am. In my day, we didn’t have anything like Sticky’s to actually deliver on that desire, so my version of Late Night Eats would be stumbling into a bodega, ordering a reuben, eating it on my couch, and then going directly to sleep. So, yeah, I’d say I was in pretty good shape back then.

You don’t need to be a drunk kid or an economics major to see why Sticky’s is going to do well in this part of town, or why it’s done so well in the Village. But it’s important to understand that their equation for success is more than just (something from a deep fryer + sauce + hammered 22 year old) = pay me. The food here is actually really high quality, really good, and really creative. The chicken is super crunchy on the outside and incredibly juicy on the inside. The sh*t they put on top of it is very unique and (mostly) very delicious. They also happen to be pretty good at marketing, because I can’t think of any other reason to explain the existence of S’mores fries. Then again, what do I know? People seem to be eating them, probably on their couch at 2am, right before they go directly to sleep.

You people are disgusting.

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