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Bailey's Smokehouse Fried Chicken

michele cindy Jul 30, 2009 04:17 AM

Baileys recently added fried chicken to their menu. I finally had a chance to go there last night. Have to say it was pretty good. The chicken, which I ordered well done and crispy came just the way I asked and the meat was still moist. It wasn't greasy at all which is a big plus and the crust had a good mild flavor, that crackled as you ate it. It was a 1/2 chicken, decent size, for 9.95 + 2 sides. I'd definitely order it again.

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    Dim Sum Diva RE: michele cindy Jul 30, 2009 05:14 AM

    Don't forget the corn "souffle"!

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      michele cindy RE: Dim Sum Diva Jul 30, 2009 05:59 AM

      Never forget that it is a must have! I had it with their cole slaw as my other choice. Would have loved mashed, but that's a bit overkill~

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      mjoyous RE: michele cindy Jul 31, 2009 11:32 AM

      So where is this place?

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        michele cindy RE: mjoyous Jul 31, 2009 11:35 AM

        Erie St. - Blauvelt NJ off of Rt 303.

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        legendarystarbolt RE: michele cindy Oct 28, 2009 03:55 PM

        In a Facebook email sent out yesterday, Fink said that he is no longer working at Baileys. It looks like he was fired. I hope the place doesn't go downhill now since it's the only decent bbq in the area.

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          michele cindy RE: legendarystarbolt Oct 29, 2009 04:32 AM

          Or - Maybe he is onto bigger and better things - can you post the link?

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            doxy216 RE: michele cindy Oct 29, 2009 07:16 AM

            Try Backwoods BBQ at The Dog House in washington Twsp. Former Backwoods owner and chef now has food concession at The Dog House Bar on Pascack Rd. we were there Saturday Night and he beats Fink by a mile. Ribs were great, pulled pork excellent and the sides were the best. The place has a hominess to it too. I'll be back, sent 10 friends already and they loved it.

            Dog House
            17 N Middletown Rd, Nanuet, NY 10954

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              legendarystarbolt RE: doxy216 Oct 29, 2009 04:41 PM

              I tried Backwoods when it was a stand alone and wasn't all that impressed. Maybe I'll give it another shot, but I certainly don't think they beat Fink...at least not from what I've tasted.

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                tommy RE: legendarystarbolt Oct 29, 2009 04:58 PM

                Fink is excellent. If someone doesn't scoop him up, or back him in his own venture, it'd be a crime.

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              legendarystarbolt RE: michele cindy Oct 29, 2009 04:40 PM

              I hope so. Where ever he goes though, I'm following. Here's the email he sent.

              "I don't work there anymore. I will be taking catering orders for the spring at finksfunky@optonline.net. Keep an eye on finksfunky.net for updates!! I should have a smoker equiped kitchen too work out of in a few weeks.
              Thanks for your support,
              Fink "

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                doxy216 RE: legendarystarbolt Oct 30, 2009 07:31 AM

                What is the problem with Fink? Why doesn't he last at a restaurant and why didn't he last when he was in River Edge? It always seemed busy there.

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                  tommy RE: doxy216 Oct 30, 2009 08:19 AM

                  Why would you think there's a "problem with Fink"? He was at this restaurant for a few years. That's a pretty good run. If you take into account that it was an established restaurant before he showed up, and now they can presumably continue with the BBQ without paying his salary, where's the mystery?

                  Similiarly for the place in River Edge, which was essentially his if I'm not mistaken, there are an awful lot of variables and unique factors that go into being able to maintain a restaurant, pretty much all of which you're not privvy to.

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                    Curlz RE: tommy Oct 30, 2009 03:41 PM

                    Have to agree with Tommy here--and iirc, Fink closed his restaurant after a year (more?) of some serious health issue...

          2. menton1 RE: michele cindy Nov 6, 2009 08:53 AM

            I don't have a full understanding of why it closed, but "Fink's Funky Chicken" in River Edge was a huge hit, it got not only great critical reviews but was always packed. It wasn't really a restaurant, basically a takeout joint with about 6 seats. I'm sure if he opened a place like that again, the crowds would flock in.

            On that note, if Fink reads this, (I think he lives in River Edge) just a mile from his old digs is a space about to be vacant, it seems that Silver Spoon has gone belly up after only 2 months in their spot in Oradell. A very weird closing, but it would really be great if Fink could open there.

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              Curlz RE: menton1 Nov 7, 2009 05:19 AM

              Further from his house (but much closer to me!), Smitty's BBQ in Lyndhurst recently closed--and it is, of course, set up for BBQ... JUST SAYIN'. :-)

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