Elizabeth Karmel, Art Smith, John Currence, Floyd Cardoz and some of my other favorites cooked their own take on fried chicken. Eddie Huang was one of the fans of my "Masala Fried Chicken". Art's fried chicken was delicious, but the pickles were where the magic was. John was worried his crust was limp - but so were the crusts on all the others. That is what happens with cold-fried chicken! Floyd made his with chickpea flour and spices. Ours was served with an avocado and peanut slaw. We could not have had enough no matter how much we brought with us. Magic was in the air.