Best dishes countdown #68: Dry rub chicken at Breaking Bread

A proper dry rub chicken with vegan collard greens makes for a dream of a soul food meal.

A proper dry rub chicken with vegan collard greens makes for a dream of a soul food meal.

For devotees, what constitutes a proper dry rub is not up for debate. The problem is, a "proper" dry rub varies wildly, from state to state, region to region, mouth to mouth. Furthermore, dry rub people don't usually cross the precipice into wet rub territory, nor vice versa. It's like being a pie person or a cake person: You know who you are. 

The dry rub wings at Breaking Bread have the power to convert, and not just that — they have the power to be classified as "proper," by almost anyone's standards. They're fall-off-the-bone juicy with a rub that doesn't meander, just spot-on balance between spicy, savory, sweet, and salty. Next to an order of vegan collards and a béchamel-style mac and cheese that never breaks or coagulates, you've got a dream of a soul food meal.

Breaking Bread

1210 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis


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