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Good fried chicken in N. Seattle?

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zoogrrrl Oct 8, 2008 08:24 PM

Chowhounders -- Does anyone have advice for great fried chicken north of the ship canal? I elected to try the Pig 'n Whistle rather than drive to Ezell's north location in Lynnwood. My table mates had good dinners--including the 1/2 chicken w/dumplings--but the fried chicken wings, even tho' they sounded good enough, were not. I'm also not a fan of the Wing Dome-style wing that's dipped in hot sauce, preferring a flavored batter. I don't eat fried chicken often, but would love a place to satisfy that occasional craving! Help!

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    staffstuff RE: zoogrrrl Oct 9, 2008 08:11 AM

    SAFEWAY makes very good fried chicken in their delis.

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      nseattlefoodie RE: staffstuff Oct 9, 2008 09:40 AM

      I'm usually ashamed to admit... but I have to agree. When I have a quick fried chicken craving I head to Safeway and then go home and reheat according to their directions. I get the one that is under the rotisserie chickens in packages of 6, so it hasn't been sitting under the reheating lamps all day.Good amount of pepper in the batter/coating, it does the trick and for a great price. I think around $7 for a large portion of 6 pieces?

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      howard 1st RE: zoogrrrl Oct 9, 2008 10:24 AM

      not thrilled with what this thread is revealing but, when i lived north end (and lacking better choices), i enjoyed the fried chicken from albertson's - especially the option of choosing white/dark. confess to hearing good things about safeway's offering but never shopped there

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        MillCreek RE: howard 1st Oct 11, 2008 07:01 PM

        Having had both the Safeway and Albertson's fried chicken, made at their Mill Creek stores, I clearly prefer the Albertson's. I find it juicier and with a more savory coating than the Safeway version. Albertson's comes closer to a KFC type of fried chicken, which is what I am looking for. Ezells is still better than both of the grocery stores, however.

      2. natalie.warner RE: zoogrrrl Oct 9, 2008 12:07 PM

        Having lived in the North I know the choices are minimal- you really only have Ezell's

        1. gmm RE: zoogrrrl Oct 9, 2008 01:46 PM

          Not sure if this falls within your area, but I like the fried chicken from the deli at the Ballinger Thriftway.

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            HungWeiLo RE: zoogrrrl Oct 10, 2008 07:35 AM

            There's always that Korean fried chicken place inside Paldo World in Lynnwood. Supposed to be as good as Ezell's.

            Fried chicken with banchan...yum...

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              terrier RE: HungWeiLo Oct 10, 2008 04:53 PM

              Chicky Pub! Good stuff.

            2. vanillagorilla RE: zoogrrrl Oct 10, 2008 12:06 PM

              This may not be what you are looking for, but the fried chicken at Julia's Indonesian Kitchen on 65th is quite good. Different but good.

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                GreenYoshi RE: vanillagorilla Oct 10, 2008 04:49 PM

                See, I hear people say this all the time, and so I've gotten it a couple of times, but both times I've found it be a little dried out. I love the extra crispy bits, and I love Julia's in general (the noodle dishes are my favorite I think), but their fried chicken doesn't do it for me.

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                  not the bad Steve RE: GreenYoshi Oct 14, 2008 09:35 AM

                  I had the same dried-out experience.

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                    GreenYoshi RE: GreenYoshi Oct 14, 2008 10:16 AM

                    Oh and the drinks. I love the fun weird drinks at Julia's.
                    But not the fried chicken.

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                  Snapdragon RE: zoogrrrl Oct 14, 2008 11:24 AM

                  Somewhat related....

                  During the summer, a sign on the former Quiznos space on Lake City Way announced, "Ezell's Chicken Coming Soon."

                  Now the sign is gone, and there's no sign of chicken. What happened?

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