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Best (Decent) chicken parmesan sub in Houston?

sethnavajo Mar 9, 2011 03:13 PM

I've been in Houston 3 years by way of New York City. I love Houston's diverse restaurant scene, and I recently put together a series of lunches at work to find the best Fried Chicken in town (Beaver's edged out Barbeque Inn in a surprise finish. Breakfast Klub placed third, Frenchy's tragically 6th).

But I am desperate for a decent chicken parmesan sub! Does anyone have any suggestions of subs where the bread is fresh and crispy, the breaded chicken crunchy and juicy, the sauce homemade and rich, and the cheese perfectly oozy?

Thanks so much for your help!

Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

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    Bulldozer Mar 10, 2011 05:35 AM

    Good question. Haven't had either, but what about Russo's or Romano's?

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      ryback Mar 10, 2011 05:36 AM

      Born and brought up in NYC. Have lived in Houston 20 plus years. It ain't gonna happen.

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      1. re: ryback
        DoobieWah Mar 10, 2011 06:04 AM

        I'll accept that as a definitive answer.

        Can you describe it? (Please use as many paragraphs as you need!)

        Photos and/or links will garner extra credit.

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        brucesw Mar 10, 2011 10:31 AM

        Romano's on W. Gray has one on the menu (see p. 3)


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          benjym Mar 11, 2011 06:19 AM

          Mandola's on Leeland and Cullen makes what I would consider a pretty tasty chicken parm. It is very old school with red sauce and lots of melty mozzarella. In general, it is a great place for really old school Italian -- spaghetti with sauce, lasagna, etc. Its family owned and the owners are really friendly. They are lunch only right now, but they are also in the middle of expanding and adding a patio and when they are done they are going to be open for dinner as well.


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          1. re: benjym
            DoobieWah Mar 11, 2011 06:47 AM

            Now that you mention it, I bet Fred's makes a pretty good version.

            I've never had the chicken parm sub specifically, but I've had enough other things to recommend you try it.

            Here's a link:


            Fred's Italian Corner Restaurant
            2278 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030

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