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Fried Chicken - Fiorella's or Coop's or ?

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justmoi Feb 19, 2008 04:48 PM

I will be in NOLA March 7th-9th. My last visit I had the fried chicken at Fiorella's. It was delicious, but a little bland. Does the fried chicken at Coop's have more seasoning? How do they compare? Any other fried chicken suggestions?

  1. chanterelle Feb 29, 2008 09:04 AM

    Although what we ordered at Liuzza's on Beinville didn't pass muster, I thought the fried chicken dinner that our neighboring table had looked very good. I would go back just to try it.

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      macster Feb 28, 2008 10:01 AM

      Going to PittCon?

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        speyerer Feb 28, 2008 04:43 PM

        Quote: "Going to PittCon?": What does that mean?

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          JGrey Feb 28, 2008 06:04 PM

          Google is your friend.

          http://www.pittcon.org/

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            speyerer Feb 29, 2008 04:21 PM

            For good fried chicken would you choose Fiorella's, Coop's or PittCon?

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        macster Feb 28, 2008 10:01 AM

        Mandina's has amazing fried chicken. Take the streetcar up there if you have the time.

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          LBD Feb 23, 2008 09:10 PM

          I have not had Fiorella's chicken, I had a good breakfast there once though. I love Coop's chicken. Hell I love Coop's period. I could (and have) spent an entire afternoon in there eating and drinking.

          1. speyerer Feb 21, 2008 11:14 AM

            Read what James says about Lil Dizzy's
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/128922

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              JazzyB Feb 22, 2008 04:12 AM

              Agree with James. My chicken was greasy, not much seasoning and definitely not cooked to order.

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                justmoi Feb 22, 2008 06:40 AM

                Cool. Thanks.

            2. sirvelvet Feb 21, 2008 10:01 AM

              Some other options to seriously consider are McHardy's (near Broad & Esplanade) and Lil Dizzy's (on Esplanade near Claiborne). I have heard that Manchu (Esplanade at Claiborne) is good but I have never been. All very reasonable and all chicken places.

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                Hungry Celeste Feb 21, 2008 01:50 PM

                I'm pretty sure that Manchu's coating has MSG, if you care about such things. I like Lil Dizzy's, Dunbar's, Willie Mae's, Fury's (on Martin Behrman in Metairie), Come Back Inn...no need to limit yourself to two places in the Quarter.

                FYI, Lil Dizzy's has a downtown location at the corner of Poydras and Camp, inside the Whitney Wyndham hotel. It's a converted bank building, so you get to eat your fried chicken in an ornate lobby, with a coffered ceiling...kinda fun. LD also has pork chops, paneed meat, and other stick-to-your ribs offerings. Good greens, too.

              2. speyerer Feb 21, 2008 09:57 AM

                Here are some fairly recent Chowhound reviews of Willie Mae's.
                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/430623
                I report you decide.

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                  taomoogal Feb 20, 2008 10:16 AM

                  Willie Mae's has the best fried chicken I've ever tasted. I've been a vegetarian for 16 years and it made me start eating chicken again. Just get there when they open.

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                    Herman Feb 20, 2008 11:50 AM

                    Willi Mae's has had an advertisement in The Gambit indicating that they are open.

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                      roro1831 Feb 29, 2008 01:56 PM

                      I must disagree with Willie Mae's. I went there a year or so before the storm with a friend and it was the worst fried chicken I have ever had...well at least until i moved to Jersey. I am hoping that it was just a bad day, but my buddy won't go back to find out, that's how bad it was.

                  2. speyerer Feb 20, 2008 06:40 AM

                    Chowhound Reviews:
                    Coops
                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/489455

                    Fiorella's
                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/488178

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                      JazzyB Feb 20, 2008 05:09 AM

                      Had both Coops and Fiorellas recently. Fiorellas had more coating and seasoning. Both cooked to order and neither greasy. Best thing IMO at Jacques-Imos is the chicken. A better deal than either of the others. For around $16 you get an entire meal...salad, cornbread muffins, chicken with 2 sides. A ton of food. Haven't had Pampy's post- K but it used to be very good.

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                        innominate Feb 19, 2008 07:02 PM

                        coops uses a different type of batter. it does have more seasoning. i rec that you try it. and if you can stand the wait i like willie mae's scotch house. can't remember if i've eaten jacques imo's chicken. but i'd say try it too. love fried chicken:)

                        1. N.O.Food Feb 19, 2008 05:55 PM

                          jacques imo's. dunbar's.

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