Fried Chicken Emergency
I just went to put my annual fried chk order in with Charles for a party we throw every year.
Discovered what others may have already known -- that Charles closed last fall.
Ideal replacement would be a better-than-Charles hole in the wall in Bed Stuy. (We're in Brooklyn, and Charles was a [worthwhile] haul.)
Any concepts? We're talking 150-200 pieces, and would like to keep it in the $1-$1.5 per piece range. (All yuppie chk like Dirty Bird + pies/thighs [when it was open] was more like $2.5+ per piece range.)
Many thanks for any ideas.
If you have a car, I'd recommend hauling out to Zorns on Long Island. There are three locations, but I've always gone to the original Bethpage location on Hempstead Turnpike just west of 135.
Having been around since 1940, Zorns is truly a Long Island institution.
This is a link to the Bethpage website:
You might want to try La Cabana Rodriguez on Beverly Rd & Flatbush Ave. They practically have windows full. Cheap and delicious IMO.
Between Poor Freddie's Rib Shack, La Cabana Rodriquez, Saratoga Country Kitchen, Mitchells -- what would everyone recommend?
I have my same large order of chicken to put in again and Piece of Chk went up to $2/pc! It would also be nice not to have to schlep to Midtown for pick-up.
Much obliged for any quick opinions, tips, ideas...
Poor Freddie's Rib Shack
157-06 Linden Blvd, Queens, NY 11434
The Country Kitchen
1991 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
39-17 103rd St, Queens, NY 11368
re: Jack Barber
Dang. You're back? LOL
I love Dallas BBQ. I go out of my way to get their wings. They're not out of this world. But at their price point, I think they're a pretty darn good deal. There's one on Livingston in downtown BK. Within a block or 2 of Macy's, and not too far off Jay St. It's about a buck or 2 a piece. They have Texas Fried (crispy) or Honey dipped (sticky). Their wings are large. Although I have to caution, I haven't been to the BK one in 3 years. I now hit the one in the East Village. However, 3 years ago, the quality was uniform. Good luck...
180 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
re: Jack Barber
You might want to check out Fish N' Wings on Atlantic Ave. by Ashford Street. I believe they'll give you a break for large orders. They also have killer sides such as mac and cheese, fries collards, etc. Sometimes the batter can be a tad salty, but I guess it depends who's working the kitchen. There's also Get It N Git on Ralph Ave between Bergen & St. Marks. Their batter is plain jane but the chicken is really moist and tender. They also cut up potatoes for french fries in house, which is kind of ironic because the place doesn't seem much bigger than a large walk-in closet.