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Mar 29, 2007 04:46 PM

Eastside West Fried Chicken

Has anyone tried the fried chicken at Eastside West on Filmore. I noticed that it hasn't been mentioned on any of the fried chicken posts. Also, how would you rate Q on Clement for their fried chicken. I've tried most of the other restaurants in SF serving FC and I'm interested in these two. Thanks.

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  1. I don't know for sure, but I would imagine you are barking up the wrong tree. I've had the fried chicken at Q and was thoroughly underwhelmed. Had a distinctive frozen chicken/prepared flavor which I attribute more to the seasoning rather than the chicken itself. That is the best description I can offer. I would imagine that Eastside West does something similar which doesn't make sense. In my opinion, fried chicken should taste like lightly salted and battered chicken that is fried as opposed to heavily spiced or flavored chicken that is subsequently dipped in oil.

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    1. re: poulet_roti

      Since you haven't been to Eastside West, why would you you assume they do something similar to Q when preparing fried chicken? I don't understand your reasoning.

      1. re: Jim

        Sure, what I meant was that, based on the style of restaurant, I would imagine that they would not do a traditional fried chicken.

        1. re: poulet_roti

          The restaurant prepares American regional cuisine and the menu states buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob. That sounds pretty traditional to me. Here's the link to their menu.

          I have a problem when people make remarks on this board without really knowing the restaurant in question.

          1. re: Jim

            Well you are right and I stand corrected. Don't let me bother you with uneducated comments.