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Take out fried chicken and heroes

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Looking for both for a party, Bellmore-Merick area. Any suggestions?

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  1. Popeyes in Hempstead http:// www.popeyes.com and Uncle Giuseppes in E Meadow http://www.uncleg.net .Borelli's also in E.Meadow

    1. In CT, I've found that the best fried chicken anywhere is at Stew Leonards in Norwalk. I know they have a Stew's in Farmingdale, LI. I haven't had theirs, but if its the same as here in CT, its great!

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      1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

        No Stew Leonards in Farmingdale. Was suppose to be one but only ended up with a wine store.

        1. re: ammel_99

          Ah, I sit corrected. I though it was a full Stew's.

      2. If you're just looking for hero by the foot, Ciriello's Fine Foods in the Willow Wood shopping center in Wantagh has good hero at a pretty good price. The bread is good, and not as crusty as the typical hero bread, which makes it a little easier to eat those thin slices without making a mess.

        1. Wish there was a Stew's. They have exactly what I want!

          1. There was supposed to be a Stew's. The land was cleared and then litigation began. Something to do with building near the airport. I once e-mailed them and they responded that they don't give up, they keep up the fight. They said that it took 10 years to resolve all the legal issues to build one of the newer locations...

            1. I would think Zorns would be your best bet. Their main location is in Bethpage on Hempstead Tpk- just west of the Seaford Oyster Bay. There is another location on Merrick Road in your area. They also make hero platters, side salads, roasted chicken, pies, chicken strips with dipping sauces. I am not a fan of Ivarrones. I once bought their homemade mashed potatoes and it tasted as if it came from a box. If you buy prepared food in their cases make sure the date is not expired. I wanted to buy soup there once and the date was expired on all the containers-I mentioned it to the manager and his reply was "it happens" and walked away. They are also very expensive- prices are not by the pound, but usually for a quarter or half pound.

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              1. re: Eileen

                My advise is to sample. I stick firmly with Popeyes(no I don't own stock) they're turnover's quick and great sides there's only one on L.I. but a good part of the country knows.................cold hero's are basic but make sure you go over cold cut brands I over heard a customer complain that he had ham and genoa ........on his Kosher platter for a bar mitzvah I don't want to mention the market