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Sep 4, 2006 11:34 PM

West Side Take-Out Fried Chicken

Any tips/recommendations for Santa Monica - West Side Fried Chicken to go? Seems to me there some stories about Albertsons Fried Chicken being surprisingly good.

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  1. It's funny - but for all the more upscale places I go - no one beats Popeyes.

    1. In downtown Culver City -- Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken. I got takeout the other night and it was fantastic chicken. Crispy skin. Very tender meat. I wound up eating a piece in my car because I was afraid it would get cold before I could try it. That piece was great. But so were the pieces I had later.

      1. FYI regarding Albertsons, there is a coupon in Albertson's in-store ad for 8 Pieces of Fried Chicken (2 Breasts, 2 Wings, 2 Legs and 2 Thighs) for only $2.99 with $10 minimum purchase. This offer is good through Thursday, September 7.

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        1. re: Norm Man

          I've always been partial to their chicken and on Sunday I cruised over and picked up the 8-piece. Just fresh out of the fryer and absolutely delish! They must soak the chicken in a brine prior to coating and frying because the meat was so juicy and flavorful. Really enjoyed it. I hit the location on Van Nuys Blvd near Roscoe-ish. Truly a deal, and Albertsons as a rule has excellent Tri-Tip roasts as well...on sale right now for $3.99/lb trimmed, $2.99/lb untrimmed.

        2. I had Roscoe's yesterday and I am definitely partial to their chicken. High quality chicken with a good, crunchy skin. they've got a couple locations that are within a 20-minute drive from Santa Monica.

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          1. re: glutton

            Devil Chow and his Missus are partial to Albertson's roast chicken and fried chicken; I agree - the birds must be brined in something because they are unfailingly tender. Another good buy here is the super jumbo shrimp (frozen) at $9.99lb - lots of tender meat, good flavor. Just made some jambalya yesterday for lunch and they were gooooooood.

          2. honeys kettle is great. has anyone tried dinah's on sepulveda?

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            1. re: jessiebelle

              dinah's is ok at best. i was there 4mo's ago and the chicken was greasy and lacking in flavor.

              1. re: jessiebelle

                I have always liked Dinah's, but not as much as Roscoe's.