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rolise Jun 3, 2010 07:37 AM

My dh birthday is July 4th weekend. Since we live in an apt. I cannot do a bbq. So I was thinking maybe a picnic, fried chicken, various salads, etc. Any suggestions of where I can buy some good fried chicken?

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    donnyp Jun 19, 2010 05:14 AM

    Well, since the choices are "scrawny" for lower Westchester, how about Piece of Chicken on 9th Ave and 45th street in the city? It's take out only, but it may be worth your trip! Go there hungry, because the pieces are BIG. Here's the link: www.pieceofchickenny.com.

    Now, please help me out on Long Island!! :) Thx. --donnyp

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      quichelorraine Aug 7, 2010 08:10 PM

      To donnyp, I know I am checking this thread out a couple of months after the fact, but if you are on the south shore of long island and still looking for a fave fried chicken, we always loved the fried chicken at the Pathmark deli counter in Baldwin. (There was a place called Chicken Holiday in that town, up near the KFC, but I think it's gone now.) My boyfriend used to say "let's get KFC" and I would say "No way! Pathmark's chicken is much better, like homemade!" I haven't tried Popeyes, but they have opened in the past year in Baldwin, and they do a brisk business.

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      rich51 Jun 13, 2010 08:06 AM

      your best bet may be is popeyes, they are just beyond the new fairway in pelham. they are actually in the bronx google or map quest for location. but since poultry time closed it is my go to place. i have also had stew leonards many times and find the chicken itself to be very dry (but it does look good :( ) and maybe p/u sides at fairway

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        NickM Jun 15, 2010 03:15 PM

        I can't speak for the Stew's in southern westchester, but the one in Danbury has pretty good wings. Now, Popeyes is in another league entirely.

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        jhopp217 Jun 4, 2010 11:40 AM

        It may be CH blasphemy, but it's this eaters opinion that despite it maybe not being the healthiest (are we really going there in a fried chicken post) KFC is as tasty as there is. I personally don't like Ruffled Feathers, but others adore it. It may sound funny, but some chinese restaurants have great fried chicken. East Bamboo in Eastchester has it on the menu as wings, but the pieces are huge. Although no breasts or legs to my memory.

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        East Bamboo
        17 Mill Rd, Eastchester, NY 10709

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          laylag Jun 4, 2010 01:31 PM

          I'm in the blasphemers club jhopp. KFC has some very yummy fried chicken and I too do not care for Ruffled Feathers and didn't much like Poultry Time as both suffered from the same ailment - scrawny chickens for too much money and way overpriced sides.

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            rolise Jun 4, 2010 02:18 PM

            I actually like popeyes better than kfc but don't think there are any around here. I was not too impressed with the mount vernon kfc the one time I went.

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              ltlevy Jun 4, 2010 08:01 PM

              The only Popeye's in Westchester is on the Thruway northbound rest stop in Ardsley. I would love it if there were others in the county!

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                jhopp217 Jun 6, 2010 09:19 AM

                Not to go too crazy over KFC, haha, but the one on Central Ave is great. Not that the food is any better than at other KFC's, but the service is so good, that I actually wrote a letter to KFC praising them. The reasons - went in on a Friday at 7:30, about 12-15 people in front of me. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes! Another time, someone in front of me was complaining about something and they were basically blocking me from ordering so they threw a few extra pieces and an extra side onto my order.

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                  laylag Jun 18, 2010 06:49 PM

                  I'm a fan of Popeye's too - we just don't really have them around.

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                pobo Jun 14, 2010 02:51 PM

                I'm with you, jhopp217 and laylag. I also love the fried chicken (and ribs) at Sherwoods in Larchmont. I believe you can order for take out. They serve it all with a very good cole slaw.

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                  jhopp217 Jun 15, 2010 08:25 AM

                  I will admit it was about four years ago the last time I was at Sherwoods, but I was totally unimpressed by their wings, burgers and ribs. I'll definitely give it another shot as I am in a small minority.

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                    laylag Jun 18, 2010 06:48 PM

                    I so wanted to love the fried chicken at Sherwoods Pobo. We really like their burgers, ribs being baby back and not real 'cue aren't my thing. However the one time we tried the chicken which was, granted, quite a while ago, I bit into the breast and the middle of it was icy cold, definitely had been frozen. This gave me the impression it was Sysco or some other purveyor of that ilk. Do you know different Pobo and was my Sherwood's chicken experience an anomaly?

                2. GIOny Jun 4, 2010 07:00 AM

                  What about House of Soul in Mt. Vernon, they do take out...... http://houseofsoulny.com/default.aspx

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                    Maryld Jun 4, 2010 08:19 AM

                    I've had fried chicken from June and Ho's in Rye and it's been pretty good. However, I'd call in advance to make sure they have it when you want it. All the side dishes there are excellent not to mention the store-made breads, a selection cheeses, pastries, etc

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                      gsun Jun 4, 2010 01:07 PM

                      Also in Mt. Vernon, but less upscale is Kings Southern Delight on E. 3rd Street. In Yonkers, you can try Big Bird on Nepperhan

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                        rolise Jun 4, 2010 02:16 PM

                        I have driven by where Kings Southern Delight is but don't remember seeing it. Will have to look closer next time.

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                        rolise Jun 4, 2010 02:17 PM

                        What is their price point? I have looked at their website and it so carefully does not have any.

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                        MRS Jun 3, 2010 04:49 PM

                        How about Ruffle Feathers in Scarsdale? Delicious chicken and all sorts of other terrific foods ( ribs, turkey burgers, duck a l'orange) and fabulous sides including the traditional picnic type stuff and a lot more. They do deliver!!! I love everything they make and their stuff is always a hit when we have people over!! They are on-line so you can check out the menu. You won't be sorry!

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                          foodrink Jun 3, 2010 06:47 PM

                          Do the have fried chicken? all parts? Isn't this the place that only has skinless fried chicken.

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                            anonymouse1935 Jun 3, 2010 07:57 PM

                            Looks like it. Their online menu talks of skinless fried chicken. Grilled only in New Rochelle, skinless fried in Scarsdale -- what is this world coming to.

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                              lucyis Jun 4, 2010 06:13 AM

                              I really miss Poultry Time in NR. That was the most reliable fried chicken place where you had your choice of skin on or off fried chicken. I also would love to hear where to get good fried chicken now. If it is not possible, rolise, you might want to do other picnic favorites like a variety of sandwiches and wraps.

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                          laylag Jun 3, 2010 02:28 PM

                          Try Sweet Potatoes Restaurant and Catering on North Avenue in New Rochelle - Southern food. We didn't have the fried chicken when there and I don't remember what we ate exactly either as it was quite a while ago. I do remember the food was very good and the owner was gracious.

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                            anonymouse1935 Jun 3, 2010 09:23 AM

                            Passed by Chickens Gone Wild in New Rochelle last night and it was very busy. I have never tried it, so I can't vouch for it.

                            Good fried chicken and Vietnamese food are sorely lacking in Westchester.

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                              rolise Jun 3, 2010 11:27 AM

                              Well I knew there was no vietnamese but thought I could find fried chicken.

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                                anonymouse1935 Jun 3, 2010 12:53 PM

                                And I was wrong about the fried chicken! I stopped in to try them out. Sorry, but they are into 'healthy', i.e., grilled chicken.

                                The unhealthiest thing I could find were the fried sampler and cheese whiz fries, and they were pretty good.

                                How about Stew's or Fairway?

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