Celebrating a Classic; The Lucky Wishcone

By / Photography By Ash Adams | March 22, 2018
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Carlyle Watt, Fire Island Bakeshop

We asked Fire Island Bakeshop's Carlyle Watt about the orgins of their infamous Lucky Wishscone;

“Lately I have been craving good Southern food. One of my favorite breakfast memories from back home is a good gas station sausage or chicken biscuit. When the wax paper wrapper won’t cooperate because it’s so greasy your fingers slip off, you know you’ve got a good one. At the bakery, we do scones, and so I started wondering how to get something similar on our menu. Lucky Wishbone is such an institution in this town, that using their chicken was a no-brainer. My wife and I got dressed up and spent our second anniversary there!

The Lucky Wishbone team loved the idea, and just wanted to taste one before signing off on it. The last hurdle was with our wonderful owners, Janis, Rachel, and Jerry. Their love for Anchorage and the people and businesses that have made it what it is sealed the deal.

When the scones emerge from the oven, we douse them in organic honey and Alaska Pure Sea Salt from Sitka. Lucky Wishbone graciously gives us their surplus fried chicken each week, so when we run out, we run out. They also come and go on a rotational menu with the other scone flavors.”

Article from Edible Alaska at http://ediblealaska.ediblecommunities.com/eat/celebrating-classic-lucky-wishcone
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