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Popeyes - Grand Opening Chinatown!

DarthEater Dec 30, 2007 02:13 PM


Located on the corner of Chrystie street and Canal street ( off Manhattan bridge exit; close to Fung Wah bus stop). It was a mad house, with crowds spilling onto what was formerly a quiet street. I guess chinatown was deprived of its favorite chicken since the last popeyes on Bowery closed down. Payback is a b*tch.

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    Fida Jan 1, 2008 05:21 PM

    I saw that over the weekend and was indignant. Why doesn't someone open up a Popeye's back in midtown, to replace the two in the 40s that closed?

    Maybe a Chowhound joint investment!

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      friday1 Jan 1, 2008 11:18 AM

      as a native new orleanian where popeyes started, I can say that popeyes fried chicken is some of the best around. also, if you can get your hands on some of pop's onion rings, go for it. I think they may have taken them off the menu but I would put their onions rings up there with del friscos!

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        gloriousfood Dec 30, 2007 06:08 PM

        It is a big, shining monolith--at least the time I passed by it before it opened. It seems unusually large in comparison to its neighbors.

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          Tay Dec 30, 2007 02:19 PM

          They have the worst, and I mean the worst food..... EVER!

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          1. re: Tay
            DarthEater Dec 30, 2007 04:39 PM

            I love them longtime!

            1. re: Tay
              drmoze Dec 30, 2007 06:09 PM

              Disagree. Popeye has some of the best fried chicken, awesome fried turkey at Thanksgiving, and several tasty sides. At least for those of us who enjoy the food and don't judge it by it's 'chain-ness.'

              1. re: drmoze
                Tay Jan 1, 2008 11:31 AM

                I'm no 'food snob' IAs a rule, I would not judge a place by it's "chain-ness."
                but aside from their passable onion rings I really think their food is terrible. I do, however,respect my fellow posters, enthusiasm

              2. re: Tay
                Hinterlander Dec 30, 2007 06:30 PM

                If you check the archives here, you will find much praise for Popeye's chicken.

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