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Need to know where to get the best fried chicken and fixings

jonfbrooklyn Jun 12, 2012 09:30 AM

For quite a long time I have been having a hankering for fried chicken.

I live in Park Slope and am willing to travel by subway and bus.

Thank you in advance Hounders, for your assistance.

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    aherling RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    I recommend PIES & THIGHS in Williamsburg and/or PEACHES in Bed/Stuy. Peaches has more variety (like you have the option to add a little spice to your to chicken), but both are great in their own way. Enjoy!

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      The Cookbook Addict RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 12, 2012 11:14 AM

      Sidecar's fried chicken is pretty decent, and close by...I think it comes with mashed potatoes and kale with bacon. Second pies and thighs as well.

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        jonfbrooklyn RE: The Cookbook Addict Jun 12, 2012 11:18 AM

        Addict, where is sidecar located?

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          The Cookbook Addict RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 12, 2012 03:08 PM

          5th Avenue between 15th and 16th Street. The rest of the menu is pretty mediocre BUT the fried chicken and sidecars are pretty tasty...if you go, let me know what you think!

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        MAW RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 12, 2012 02:02 PM

        If you like dark meat the Fried Chicken at Kiwiana is really good. They are on Union between 6th & 7th Avenue

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          Sluggo1407 RE: MAW Jun 13, 2012 08:54 AM

          I have always heard that Blue Ribbon (5th Avenue and 1st Street) has excellent fried chicken (for $25.50, it had better be good). It comes with mashed potatoes and collard greens.


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            Pookipichu RE: Sluggo1407 Jun 13, 2012 02:36 PM

            It's really good, sweet, salty, fatty, crispy but it's very expensive for fried chicken. Everything at Blue Ribbon PS is a little pricey, but it's great for a splurge. The choco-chip bread pudding is so deliciously amazing, as is the bone marrow marmalade. If you get there early, their oysters are a great deal.

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              Greg RE: Pookipichu Jun 14, 2012 01:42 PM

              Are they still doing the chicken at Brooklyn Bowl? You might be able to get the same food for less money at that venue.

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          esgray10 RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 14, 2012 10:31 AM

          I second the vote for Pies 'n' Thighs. I also like Peaches HOTHOUSE. There are two locations; I think the chicken is better at the Hothouse. Buttermilk Channel is a little closer to your neck of the woods, and they do a great chicken and waffles (and, on Mondays, they have a great $25 prix fixe at dinner).

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            Barry Strugatz RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 15, 2012 07:45 AM

            Mitchell's Soul Food on Vanderbilt Ave. Excellent entrees and sides.

            1. sgordon RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 16, 2012 01:44 PM

              In addition to the above, the fried chicken at Henry's End in Park Slope is top-notch. For fixin's they're not as exciting - they're more a regular sit-down nice place that happens to have one of the banginest FCs in town, but there's no typical mac-n-cheese or potato salad or your usual accompaniments. Usually there are some seasonal sides available, though - simply prepared veggies and such.

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                Marion Morgenthal RE: sgordon Jun 16, 2012 10:13 PM

                Agree on the fried chicken at Henry's End, but not the location. Henry's End is in Brooklyn Heights, not Park Slope.

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                Amy Jane RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 17, 2012 08:38 AM

                Today only at Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery Cafe in the Time Warner building they are serving the chef's Ad Hoc Fried Chicken at brunch. It's walk-in only so may be a madhouse.

                1. Mandymac RE: jonfbrooklyn Jun 19, 2012 08:40 AM

                  Everybody I know thinks the Commodore in Williamsburg has the best fried chicken around, possibly in all of Brooklyn. I have been to Pies and Thighs and think it's pretty meh. Sidecar has the most atrocious kitchen, I have been twice for meals and never again (though the cocktail program is great). If you want to stay in South Brooklyn you might consider Seersucker or Buttermilk Channel, both are good restos with decent fried chicken.

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