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Best chicken livers in Boston.

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Bostonbob3 Sep 29, 2006 06:36 PM

I'm a fiend for chicken livers. My current favs are from Sol Azteca. Any other recs?

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    Pegmeister Sep 29, 2006 07:03 PM

    C.F. Donovans on Savin Hill (directly across from the Savin Hill station) puts crispy fried chicken livers on their specials every one in awhile. Not my favorite, but they seem to sell out every time and there are customers who ask the owner to call them when Richie lists them as a special.

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      Bostonbob3 Sep 29, 2006 07:05 PM

      Mmmm, those sound good. Kind of like the version Reed makes. Sol Azteca's are in a hearty sauce, but I also really like the fried livers.

    2. yumyum Sep 29, 2006 07:31 PM

      Trattoria Toscana has a lovely chicken liver on grilled bread appetizer that I was happy to scarf up not long ago. Looks like catfood, tastes like Tuscany.

      1. Joanie Sep 29, 2006 07:50 PM

        Davio's and Via Matta have good chicken livers.

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          stevebop Sep 29, 2006 08:03 PM

          Here's a description from the menu at Centre Street Cafe in Jamaica Plain. They're telling the truth. And a bargain at $7:

          Maple Chipotle Chicken Livers all natural chicken livers sauteed with onions in a maple chipotle reduction sauce. Served with an Iggy's roll for sopping up

          Stevebop

          1. DavisSquare Sep 29, 2006 08:37 PM

            Anyone had the chicken liver app at ECG? I've heard tell it's pretty good.

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              chuck s Sep 29, 2006 09:37 PM

              Yes. They are excellent. I usually make a meal of the chicken livers and fried oyster apps.
              Many years ago I would go for lunch at Durgin Park and have their chicken liver meal. Enough to take some home and chop for future use.

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              fullbelly Sep 29, 2006 09:03 PM

              it's not boston, but i was just at la laiterie in providence, and they had fabulous chicken livers on the menu!

              http://farmsteadinc.com/

              1. MC Slim JB Sep 29, 2006 09:18 PM

                The Franklin has a terrific sauteed chicken liver app; should be on the new cool-weather menu.

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                  chef poncho Sep 29, 2006 09:24 PM

                  I haven't had them in a while but I remember the livers at the Franklin Cafe as being excellent.

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                    YorkieBarsR4Girls Sep 29, 2006 09:28 PM

                    The chicken livers at ECG are great, but the ones at Green Street Grille rock my world!

                    I might need some today....

                    1. halaluia13 Sep 30, 2006 01:21 AM

                      Davio's Crispy Fried Chicken Livers in vinegar glaze are great

                      1. MC Slim JB Sep 30, 2006 03:42 AM

                        Sorry to report that as of this evening, those chicken livers are not on the current Franklin menu.

                        However, that menu does feature one of the better stuffies I've had in recent years, one done not with the Rhode Island-traditional quahog (a large, chewy hard clam), but a combination of oysters, mussels, and smaller clams (mixed with breadcrumbs), with a side of very chili-hot chourico. Very special.

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