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best fried chicken, right now...

kevin Oct 15, 2011 10:28 PM

price no object

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    califkatie Oct 16, 2011 09:25 AM

    on my last trip, we had fried chicken at the Praline Connection on Frenchmen St.. it was great, as were all the side dishes. Service was a little scattered.

    Praline Connection
    542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

    1. mrsfury Oct 16, 2011 08:16 PM

      Lil Dizzy's ain't bad. Good price and fabulous sides. Poydras location.. I have not been to the other in ages.

      Lil Dizzy's Cafe
      1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

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        JazzyB Oct 18, 2011 12:43 PM

        Emeril's fried chicken and waffles with Krystal syrup (lunch only m-f) and Willie Mae's.

        Emeril's Restaurant
        800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          lemons Oct 18, 2011 12:51 PM

          Miz Leah at Dooky Chase's. Lunch buffet, or a la carte. They were going to open for dinner after Labor Day but don't know if that happened. Except for Popeye's most f-chix tastes very similar to me in terms of seasoning, but this is great, clearly marinated and seasoned with some zip. And she's a treasure.

          Dooky Chase Restaurant
          2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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          1. re: lemons
            JazzyB Oct 19, 2011 05:00 AM

            Not zippy at all last time I had it. Still, the buffet is enjoyable.

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            gourmondo Oct 18, 2011 07:06 PM

            Mandina's has very good fried chicken, cooked to order.

            Mandina's Restaurant
            3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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              roro1831 Oct 19, 2011 08:45 AM

              Mandinas was always a first stop when git to town. My wife loved the fried chicken but the last time we went she didn't think it was as hood as it had been. Hopefully just an off day

              Mandina's Restaurant
              3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

            2. uptownlibrarian Oct 19, 2011 06:46 AM

              Mr Ed's on live oak, and McHardys.

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                Littleman Oct 19, 2011 08:24 AM

                Here Ya Go..........


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                  JazzyB Oct 19, 2011 09:28 AM

                  Depending upon what you seek in fried chicken, herewith is my 2 cents:

                  well seasoned, plus a bit of heat...Emeril's
                  ditto above albeit greasy....Popeyes (Popeyes outside metro nola lacks zip)
                  crisp, shattering batter crust, moist, juicy....Willie Maes
                  pretty much greaseless, where's the seasoning???.....Mr. Ed's, Mandinas
                  cheap, greasy, not much seasoning...Mc Hardy's
                  well fried, minimal seasoning....Dooky Chase...still worth a visit for their southern buffet
                  somewhat greasy, seasoning can be hit/miss...Coops
                  not too greasy, not too seasoned...Chicken Sue's

                  Jacques Imos used to have outstanding fried chicken, using Pampy Barre's recipe. The last time I was there it just wasn't the same and definitely not worth waiting on line

                  Mandina's Restaurant
                  3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

                  1. re: JazzyB
                    GDPhalp Oct 19, 2011 11:10 AM

                    right on the money, on all points - nice work

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