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Birthday dinner 6/8, looking for the best ever fried chicken

wannab May 31, 2013 09:00 PM

in either east bay or north bay.

I've never had real fried chicken and am dying to have it and can forgo calories ( birthdays don't count right?).
Any suggestions would help.
Thank you.

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    absc RE: wannab Jun 1, 2013 05:48 AM

    Miss Ollie's in Oakland.

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      Robert Lauriston RE: absc Jun 1, 2013 11:14 AM

      Second on Miss Ollie's. Best I've ever had.

      Ties with BarbersQ in Napa, but I think theirs is currently available only on Sundays and Mondays by advance order.

    2. kungful RE: wannab Jun 1, 2013 10:57 AM

      Miss Kitty's on Bancroft in Oakland for take out (it's not a good place to stay and eat),
      or Nellie's for dine in on 3rd st (at Adeline) also in Oakland.

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        vulber RE: wannab Jun 3, 2013 05:14 AM

        ad hoc in yountville - every other monday night

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          goldangl95 RE: vulber Jun 3, 2013 02:34 PM

          Addendum has really solid fried chicken Thu-Sat for lunch. I don't think I'd drive up all the way to Napa Valley just for that (and it's more of a picnic spot)...but it's definitely the makings of a birthday idea.

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            vulber RE: goldangl95 Jun 4, 2013 11:15 AM

            ad hoc really nails it for dinner though. while i don't always agree with michael bauer, he's right when he talks about how difficult it is for a place like ad hoc to do well because they pretty much have to nail it out of the park every night when only serving one thing, and they do exactly that - still the best cheese course i've ever had, and the appetizer and dessert are always stellar. i'd drive to yountville for that.

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          kmah RE: wannab Jun 3, 2013 02:46 PM

          I had some pretty great fried chicken at Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa (kinda north-east bay). Nice place for a special occasion meal.

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            Jim RE: wannab Jun 4, 2013 11:36 AM

            I second Bull Valley Roadhouse...pretty noisy, but the drive and location is awesome and the building is very cool. The service and food are really good as are the cocktails!

            Also recommend Wayfare Tavern in SF.

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