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traumachef Apr 9, 2008 09:43 AM

Been to Pink's tea cup,"just o.k., Sylvias "fair" soul fixin's "not bad" and hog pit"Not good". I haven't been to Charles southern but hear it's good, any suggestions? willing to go wherever the subway will take me for good fried chicken.

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    kobetobiko RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 09:51 AM

    Blue Ribbon Bakery in Soho has a pretty good fried chicken

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      Lucia RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 11:21 AM

      Maroons is good. I actually didn't like Blue Ribbon.

      Here's a similar thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/257864

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        Miss Needle RE: Lucia Apr 9, 2008 04:09 PM

        I like Maroons too. I also like Blue Ribbon, but I think Maroons is better.

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        Hungry Esquire RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 02:10 PM

        Bar Americain has a fried chicken special every Monday night and it's pretty good.

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          mrock RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 02:21 PM

          oh if only pies and thighs were still open! (sorry, realize it's in brooklyn, but just had to chime in). they are relocating soon i heard so you should definitely check it out once it's open again.

          1. erica RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 03:27 PM

            I had great fried chicken recently at Rack and Soul. I wrote about it here..

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              rugburn RE: erica Apr 10, 2008 11:36 AM

              I LOVE the fried checken at Rack & Soul. Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too might have it beat, though. http://www.spoonbreadinc.com/miss_mam...

            2. bigjeff RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 05:48 PM

              jane tavern, clinton st baking co. NOT M&G Diner though. I'd wait until pies and thighs re-opens this summer though.

              1. sing me a bar RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 07:11 PM

                It's the Blue Ribbon Brasserie that does the great fried chicken in Soho. The Bakery is on Downing St.

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                  cimui RE: traumachef Apr 9, 2008 07:40 PM

                  Does it have to be southern fried chicken? If not, give Bon Chon a go: http://www.chow.com/digest/2457

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                    kelea RE: cimui Apr 10, 2008 09:40 AM

                    Definitely BonChon!

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                      currymouth RE: kelea Apr 10, 2008 09:50 AM

                      My niece took me to the 5th avenue location on a thursday night and the place was packed.After having the soy and spicy chicken wings and the rosemary fries, I can see why this joint is always full. Highly recommended.

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                    Mr. Particular RE: traumachef Apr 10, 2008 11:51 AM

                    Charles is definitely worth a trip. The secret is the traditional pan frying--air contacts the skin on one side at all times. Take out is a nice option for summery picnic/barbecue fare, as the chicken is as good the next day almost. As I recall, some of the sides were better than others, though. I think the collards and the potato salad were good, but it's been a while. The sweet tea was way too sweet for my taste. Last time I went there are 2 Charles right next to one another, but I figured it out eventually.

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                      traumachef RE: Mr. Particular Apr 10, 2008 01:57 PM

                      Thanks for the posts, I must try BonChon, looked it up and sounds great. So Mr. particular Two Charles? how did you tell which one is the real Charles?

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                        Mr. Particular RE: traumachef Apr 11, 2008 09:19 AM

                        They're both real. Maybe like semi-separate parts of the same restaurant, I seem to remember. Don't worry about it--I don't know why I mentioned it, really. It's pretty obvious where to get the chicken when you're there.

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                      dude RE: traumachef Apr 10, 2008 02:04 PM

                      Mama's food shop

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