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Fried Chicken Salad anyone?

Lisa Jun 9, 2006 07:55 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant in the East Bay that serves a great Fried Chicken Salad. I have yet to find one. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Robert Lauriston RE: Lisa Jun 9, 2006 08:05 PM

    Have you had one somewhere else?

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      Lisa RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 9, 2006 08:10 PM

      Tupelo Junction Cafe in Santa Barbara has one of the best around. Their herb buttermilk dressing is heavenly.

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      Morton the Mousse RE: Lisa Jun 9, 2006 08:18 PM

      Bakesale Betty in North Oakland/Temescal makes a delicious fried chicken salad. Fulton chicken breast butterflied and fried with a crispy, not too peppery batter served over their house made coleslaw. It's a refreshing alternative to the sandwich. Not on the posted menu, but you can always order it.

      Speaking of BB, last time I was there she was serving an excellent braised short rib sandwich instead of the braised brisket. Allison said the short ribs are seasonal but she uses them when she can they're so good.

      I LOVE the lamingtons, thanks rw.

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        lizzybeans RE: Morton the Mousse Jun 11, 2006 07:08 PM

        where is bakesale betty's i've looked and looked... near any other landmarks? or other places good to eat?

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          banana2ndgen RE: lizzybeans Jun 11, 2006 07:56 PM

          Bakesale Betty's is in the Temescal area of Oakland. I believe (but haven't been there myself) that it's in the 50th & Telegraph area, on the same block as Pizzaiolo (a CH favorite - just get there early) and a Mexican place (that I can't recall the name of - which is said to be good as well).

          Do a search (using Ctrl + F) and find older threads which list the address.

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            Morton the Mousse RE: lizzybeans Jun 11, 2006 08:13 PM

            On the SE corner of 52nd and Telegraph, across Telegraph from Wallgreens. There is no sign, look for the glass walls and mobs of patrons. Down the street from Pizzaiolo and Dona Tomas.

            5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
            (510) 985-1213

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              Robert Lauriston RE: Morton the Mousse Jun 12, 2006 03:59 PM

              Actually that's the SE corner of 51st and Telegraph.

              Link: http://www.bakesalebetty.com

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          Scott M RE: Lisa Jun 9, 2006 08:23 PM

          Only one I know of not in East Bay.

          On the Brunch menu at 2223 Restaurant. See link below

          Link: http://www.2223restaurant.com/menu_br...

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            Windy RE: Lisa Jun 10, 2006 12:44 AM

            The diner on the corner of High and Hamilton (or maybe a block east) in Palo Alto used to make a very good one.

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              grow_power RE: Lisa Jun 12, 2006 03:26 PM

              Try bakesale betty's. It's not a sit down place, and it's mostly a bakery. But once in a while, they'll serve a fried chicken salad for lunch and it's pretty good. Although they only use breast meat.

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                veebee RE: Lisa Jun 12, 2006 05:03 PM

                Townhouse Bar and Grill in Emeryville has a Spicy Fried Buffalo Chicken Salad that's pretty darn good. It's not on the menu right now, but maybe they'll rotate it in soon.

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