Popeyes - Grand Opening Chinatown!
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.
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.
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!
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!