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FRIED CHICKEN NIGHT AT BOUCHON

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Thor123 Nov 4, 2013 01:40 PM

TONITE!

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    kevin Nov 4, 2013 06:12 PM

    Let us know it goes.

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      jessejames Nov 4, 2013 06:29 PM

      ditto - jealous of you guys!

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        Thor123 Nov 4, 2013 08:27 PM

        Underwhelmed. This was my third time and won't rush back. Chicken was good, but I think Brentwood and Ivy are as good.$39 for a breast, leg and thigh with squash and Mac and cheese is a lot. They would not allow us to sub a veg or even fries for the am even though we said we would skip it. Drinks are small. Good,not great and very expensive for what you get.

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          sandylc Nov 4, 2013 09:10 PM

          That is interesting. I made their chicken recipe for a special dinner and we all agreed it was good, but not great.

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            LuluTheMagnificent Nov 5, 2013 07:13 AM

            $39? What kind of chickens are these?

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              Ciao Bob Nov 5, 2013 08:39 AM

              Thanks for the report, Thor123...even if disappointing it is helpful to read.
              I never tried Buchon's or the much heralded Farm Shop's birds.
              Fried Chicken is one of these things that is hard to completely fuck-up (even so-so fried chicken is better than no fried chicken) but even harder to do do better than a good home chef - preferably from the South - with a fryer and peanut oil and Mom's recipe.

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                JAB Nov 5, 2013 08:43 AM

                With a cast iron skillet.

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                  Thor123 Nov 5, 2013 08:55 AM

                  Again, it was good, not great and also too pricey. Might have forgiven the price for the venue, but was really put off that for $39, we could not get any veg or fries instead of the mac. I know the subject of substitutions has been debated here, but we are talking fried chicken and mac.

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                    kevin Nov 5, 2013 11:08 AM

                    Fuck that place. Give me Ebaldi
                    In the vicinity or Spago or possibly Mastros if I hit that shit up any time soon.

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