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Best Roasted Chicken (Cobble Hill)

max Mar 28, 2007 08:45 AM

One of the things I have had trouble finding in my neighborhood is a yummy and moist roasted chicken (preferably a rotisserie chicken.) It's one of those great things to pick up on your way home from a long day at work and you just don't want to cook or go out. Although I love the Red Deli for most things, I was not crazy for their bird. Is the taqueria on court any good? Somewhere else?

What's your favorite. Thanks!

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    dimples RE: max Mar 28, 2007 02:15 PM

    I, too am looking for the perfect roast chicken. The other night I got one from the place on the corner of Smith and Dean (forget the name) It was dry and greasy at the same time. I don't recommend it. We used to get it from the red deli but the chicken has gone downhill. I like the Peruvian place on Smith, it's pretty moist and tasty.

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      bklyngrl RE: dimples Mar 29, 2007 07:37 AM

      Ditto on the peruvian place, but to be more specific, Mancora (btw Warren and Wycoff), NOT Coco Roco.

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        dimples RE: bklyngrl Mar 29, 2007 12:53 PM

        Yes, Mancora. It's also very reasonably priced!

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        parkerbk RE: dimples Apr 1, 2007 10:13 AM

        not sure if you want to venture to Park slope bu if you do Los Pollitos on 5th and Douglass has great chicken as does Coco Rocco.

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        cazique RE: max Mar 29, 2007 08:02 AM

        We like the rotisserie chicken from Cobblestone Foods, on Court between Bergen and Wyckoff. (The former Tuller. I like most everything else from there, too.)

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          MShapiro RE: max Mar 29, 2007 11:15 AM

          Someone mentioned a few months back that Chicory had good chicken, I don’t remember if it was rotisserie or not. You might also try Buddy’s on Butler and Court. I like their burritos, can’t vouch for their pollo.

          Besides their location, I can’t think of many reasons why you’d want to eat @ the taqueria. Granted most of the Mexican in the barrio is average at best, but IMO the taqueria is on the bottom of that list.

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            cazique RE: MShapiro Mar 30, 2007 06:49 AM

            agreed. would have mentioned this in my original reply, but I missed the Taqueria reference in your post. The only possible reason I could imagine for going there is that all the other restaurants were closed. It is almost completely tasteless.

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            Nehna RE: max Mar 30, 2007 08:22 AM

            Robin des Bois does wonderful chicken on a board (whole/half) but I don't know that they would do it to go.

            1. rootytootyfreshnfrooty RE: max Apr 1, 2007 06:32 AM

              Well, the new Mucho Gusto on the corner of Kane and Columbia has a sign in the window that says they have excellent rotisserie chicken. And why would they lie? I have no reason to disbelieve them except for some very dried out mofongo that was delivered to me a couple of weeks ago. I have not yet tried the chicken.

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                Brigita RE: rootytootyfreshnfrooty Apr 2, 2007 05:43 AM

                It's not in Cobble Hill per se, but I default to my trips to Red Hook's Fairway to get Murray's rottisserie lemon and garlic chicken. It's delicious. I made a sandwich last night with it and put some guacamole on it instead of mayo.

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                  Timie RE: rootytootyfreshnfrooty Apr 5, 2007 01:06 PM

                  I think Mofongo is suppose to be dry, that's why they should always give you sauce.

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