Chicken Fried Tuesday at Maxie’s this week will benefit Finger Lakes Land Trust

There’s a Chicken Fried Tuesday every week at Maxie’s Supper Club, but some Tuesdays, the popular west end restaurant dedicates the night to raising funds for a specific cause. This week, $5 from each special sold will be donated to the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

Fried chicken at Maxie's Supper Club!

Fried chicken at Maxie’s Supper Club!

Maxie’s specializes in southern and Cajun fare and seafood, and on Tuesdays only, they offer buttermilk-brined southern fried chicken dinners for $11.95. Tasso gravy is $1 extra, and it’s worth it. For vegetarians, the fundraiser includes the delicious house-smoked organic BBQ Tofu, a dish even an omnivore can appreciate. Both will be served with mashed potatoes and maple braised collard greens this week.

The Finger Lakes Land Trust focuses on land and water conservation in the Finger Lakes. This spring, the Finger Lakes Land Trust has launched a new project to protect Six Mile Creek, the source of the City of Ithaca’s drinking water.

Dinner, along with the opportunity to donate $5 with each fried chicken or BBQ tofu dinner, begins at 5pm, and runs until 11pm or while supplies last. Maxie’s is donating an extra dollar for every pint of locally brewed Bacchus Beer sold.

Chicken Fried Tuesday is also one of Maxie’s weekly free music nights, and Pete Panek and the Blue Cats will be playing a free show in the bar area from 6-10pm, with short breaks.

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