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Apr 30, 2009 11:31 AM

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.

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  1. 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:

      1. Pooor Freddies Rib Shack on 158th and Linden in Queens. 100 pieces of freid chicken used to be $95. Not sure what it is now. :)

        718 659 7000 (from an old menu)

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          1. re: frankie5angels

            Mitchell's Soul Food in Prospect Heights and Soul Spot on Atlantic Ave both have excellent fried chicken and I know both do big orders for parties. I've used Soul Spot for parties twice, but both are great.

            Mitchell's has odd hours.

            1. re: Wet Towel

              The Soul Spot has a catering menu online, but no prices.

              1. re: Wet Towel

                Mitchell's also makes great red velvet cake if you're looking for dessert.

          2. POPEYES never fails to satisfy.

            The one on Court Street across from Norough Hall does lots of catering.

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            1. re: Fleur

              Royal Rib house. Halsey and Throop

            2. You might want to try La Cabana Rodriguez on Beverly Rd & Flatbush Ave. They practically have windows full. Cheap and delicious IMO.