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artichoke queen Jul 26, 2012 12:30 PM

I have family coming from Italy and want to serve something American. Looking for non-chain delicious fried chicken. I will also be serving North Carolina barbeque and slaw. Any suggestions?

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    americanafan RE: artichoke queen Jul 26, 2012 02:33 PM

    Rack & Soul at 109th & Broadway is pretty reliable.

    1. coasts RE: artichoke queen Jul 26, 2012 03:14 PM

      Dinastia, the Chinese place on 72nd bet. Columbus and Amsterdam, serves a satisfying fried chicken. don't know how "american" it is to order from a Chinese place, but that's for you to decide.

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        knucklesandwich RE: coasts Jul 26, 2012 03:59 PM

        There are several variations on fried chicken at Dinastia, which is a chinese/cuban place. There's a 1/2 fried chicken, and 2 versions of chicharrones de pollo; boneless, and otherwise. It is the on-the-bone version of chicharrones that Dinastia is most loved. Thighs and legs only, with the thigh bones partially removed.

        This is from the latin section of the menu, and comes with a sliced-iceberg-and-tomato "salad", platanos, tostones or french fries.

        It's a great fry-up if you just love crispy chicken, and are starving. And it's a bargain too, but it's not southern fried chicken, per se. And I would deduce that it goes from a freezer to the deep fat fryer, and may not fit your non-chain criterion.

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        artichoke queen RE: artichoke queen Jul 26, 2012 04:26 PM

        thanks - I'll try bot hplaces over the weekend. By the time they get here, I'll be chickened out.

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          plf515 RE: artichoke queen Jul 28, 2012 03:06 PM

          The fried chicken at Jacob's Pickle's is pretty good. They also have decent grits, which is certainly American. 84 and 85 on Amsterdam

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            artichoke queen RE: artichoke queen Jul 29, 2012 11:42 AM

            Thanks to all. I tried Dinastia, which is 2 blocks from my apartment, and it was great. I am all set.

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