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Fried chicken for a party in Bklyn?

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orleanslaura May 15, 2007 02:16 PM

Anyone know where I can order good fried chicken for thirty people for a party?

Thanks!!

  1. deepyarn May 15, 2007 03:01 PM

    Popeye's

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      frankie5angels May 15, 2007 03:48 PM

      Seconded!

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        jen kalb May 15, 2007 05:42 PM

        just to note that the downtown brooklyn location (on Flatbush Ave and Fulton, I think) closed a few months back -

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          BoerumHill May 16, 2007 06:31 PM

          there's a Popeyes on Court below atlantic. somewhere between atlantic and montague...its on the side with the movie theatre

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      Larry Brooks May 16, 2007 04:23 AM

      Give em warning of your order size and go with Chicory. DELISH! Just had me some last week. Always reliable, authentic and a gourmet step above Popeye's.

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        deepyarn May 16, 2007 06:55 AM

        Chicory uses good quality bird and it is well fried, but lately they have been a heavy-handed with the celery salt in their spice mix.

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        Fleur May 17, 2007 02:32 PM

        Popeye's Fried Chicken is excellent.

        There is one on Court Street near Atlantic. It is always fresh and delicious. Our family loves it. I never make Fried Chicken anymore, because Popeye's is just better.

        To serve it cold, I reheat in a 400 degree oven, and it crisps up, leaving a whole lot of the grease behind. Drain on a rack lined with paper towels. When it is completely cooled, wrap and refrigerate. The vcold Fried Chicken the next day will be delicious and almost greaseless.

        1. Woodside Al May 17, 2007 08:41 PM

          Have you thought about one of the soul food places? Mitchell's on Vanderbilt makes some pretty durn good fried chicken - better than the chain places - and I'd bet that with a day or two's warniing they could do what you want. And you'd get some of their good sides too. Or, depending where you are, perhaps Ruthie's on DeKalb. They're such nice people. Not chain store employees but real small business people.

          Or, not fried chicken, but I'm pretty sure a good jerk place like Peppa's on Flatbush could churn out some of their delicious product for 30 folks. They seem to do such a high volume business anyway, and chicken is their main thing.

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            missmasala May 18, 2007 06:19 AM

            or, if you are closer to williamsburg, there's pies & thighs, south 5th and kent. i think i prefer mitchell's (never tried ruthie's) but p&t makes good fried chicken, too

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              wleatherette May 18, 2007 09:06 AM

              they do, and they cater. i've been to several events where p&t provided the food. if you want a dessert, the fruit cobbler they do for big parties is amazing.

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            monicagtz May 18, 2007 04:56 PM

            I second the Chicory suggestion. Go try it and you will be hooked! Moist and delicious.

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              candyattitude May 19, 2007 09:49 AM

              popeye's is awful!!! just too greasy!!! your better off with KFC....i'd try the soul food type more.

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