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Good chicken parm sandwich?

not the bad Steve Dec 24, 2010 11:15 AM

Who serves a nice one?

Many menus list a "chicken parm" sandwich where the chicken is grilled/roasted/poached/etc., not fried.

Tat's *is* fried, and is quite good in most other respects too (bread, mozz, parmesean, sauce), but they use chicken tenders, which are invariably tough and chewy.

Whatcha got?


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    eat.rest.repeat RE: not the bad Steve Dec 25, 2010 11:24 AM

    Grinders in Shoreline does a very good one.

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      not the bad Steve RE: eat.rest.repeat Jan 7, 2011 12:38 PM

      Thanks! Sounds like just the right kind of place!

      Can't find anything about it on their online menu, though: http://www.grindersshoreline.com/Menu.... Do you recall if you ordered it as a special? Maybe it's a hush-hush off-menu item? Or maybe it's really on their current menu, and their online menu is out of date.

      I'm a little concerned that I can't find anything else on their menu that would require a fryer to prepare . . . .

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        lavaca RE: not the bad Steve Jan 7, 2011 03:36 PM

        I think it's just a recurring special. Maybe they'll tell you if you call them.

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          eat.rest.repeat RE: not the bad Steve Jan 7, 2011 10:06 PM

          The chicken parm at Grinders is a special but I see it on the board most times I go. I have gotten it once and I can't recall specifically if the chicken was fried - it might not be. You are right in that they don't have much fried food on the menu (except for the shrimp and catfish for the po boy). However, that place makes some really delicious sandwiches and I would suggest checking them out for sure.

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        mr.chorizo RE: not the bad Steve Jan 7, 2011 09:26 PM

        I think Other Coast Cafe has a chicken parm. I had it like 6 years ago though. They just opened up on Cap hill and are also in Ballard. Might be worth a try.

        Other Coast
        5315 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

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          yoyo11 RE: not the bad Steve Jan 12, 2011 03:22 PM

          There is a serious dearth of good chicken parm here in Seattle. I'm pretty sure Grinders, while ok, is not fried which is just not real chicken parm. I'll echo the other posters in saying that Tat's and Other Coast are really the only passable ones I've had.

          Other Coast Cafe
          601 Union St Ste 222, Seattle, WA 98101

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            josephholsten RE: yoyo11 Mar 18, 2012 07:08 PM

            Sorry, Other Coast has a meatball sub, but no fried cutlets. Guess I've got to investigate Tat's.

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