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Cutty's Next Special Cluckin' Sunday is Feb 9th, a Week from Today

opinionatedchef Feb 2, 2014 12:16 AM

Thinking of making the pilgrimage there next Sunday for that fried chicken sandwich that looks pretty amazing on their website. Have never tasted that sandwich. I am particularly drawn by the 'many diff spices and herbs' in the chicken coating (yes,except for the salt, I prefer KFC over plain fried chicken !)
What do you think of Cutty's chicken sandwich? There looks to be an awful lot of stuff on it-- maybe too busy? IIRC, they told me they usually run out around Noon or so. I wonder if they ever have bagels left over from Sat.? Allstonian said they are really great. (I always toast my bagels, so 'leftover' does not have travesty attached, for me.) Thx for your help.


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  1. Berheenia RE: opinionatedchef Feb 2, 2014 06:51 AM

    You should go. It's a neighborhood event- my old church is over there and people skip out early to 'get the sandwiches'. They are in the category of 'the best thing I've ever eaten" for many but very rich and pricey- you might want to split one.

    1. hungrytommy RE: opinionatedchef Feb 2, 2014 07:20 AM

      I've wanted one of these for a while. When do they start serving and how long are the lines?


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        Berheenia RE: hungrytommy Feb 2, 2014 11:37 AM

        10 am. You can get details on their website plus they give updates on the day of on FB


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        Bellachefa RE: opinionatedchef Feb 2, 2014 01:57 PM

        LOL, I just called my h into the room to share the news. He had already marked it on his calendar. Our first. But I do love a crispy cutlet sandwich. Sounds like they've got their ingredients in a row.

        1. maillard RE: opinionatedchef Feb 2, 2014 05:28 PM

          I was surprised to find that I didn't like this sandwich at all. The chicken itself is pretty good, but aside from the cheese, every other piece of the sandwich is sweet, so it ended up tasting too dessert-like for me. I managed to finish it, but would not ever get it again.

          Their roast pork sandwich, on the other hand, is absolutely perfect.

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            opinionatedchef RE: maillard Feb 2, 2014 06:14 PM

            o.k. maillard, that's all i needed to know. Oh well, more for everyone else. thanks so much.

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              opinionatedchef RE: maillard Feb 3, 2014 09:51 PM

              maillard, i went back and scrutinized the sandwich diagram, and the odd thing is, the only dressings are Hellman's mayo and honeymustard. So the only thing i can figure, from your 'everything sweet but the chicken' description, is- maybe the honeymustard was applied to more than the one place in the diagram. Wonder how it would be if one asked them to leave off the honeymustard?


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                Infomaniac RE: opinionatedchef Feb 4, 2014 09:46 AM

                Scrutinize that diagram some more.
                I've had a few of the Cluckin Chicken sandwiches, and I think the main contributor of any sweetness of this sandwich is the Iggys roll they use.
                I wouldn't try and over analyze it. Just try it as it was designed and come to your own conclusion.

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                  black_lab RE: Infomaniac Feb 4, 2014 10:28 AM

                  I don't care for the sweet brioche on that sandwich either.

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                    opinionatedchef RE: Infomaniac Feb 4, 2014 01:48 PM

                    <Scrutinize...more> =Wicked helpful. Now i'm officially signed off. America is sick with sugar. I'm on your bus, Maillard.

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                      opinionatedchef RE: Infomaniac Feb 6, 2014 02:00 AM

                      p.s. just want to thank you again for that saveur biscuit mention. I'm sure I would never have known the rercipe had been published- w/o you. thx much again. i printed out the recipe tonight.

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                      maillard RE: opinionatedchef Feb 5, 2014 06:07 AM

                      As mentioned below, the bun is very sweet. Iceberg lettuce is not that sweet I guess? But it certainly doesn't take away from the sweetness, nor do the onions.

                      It might be a delicious sandwich to most people and is worth trying for sure. I just don't like sweet flavors very much unless balanced by spiciness, sourness, or other sharp flavors. This sandwich just didn't have anything balancing out the sweetness.

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                        opinionatedchef RE: maillard Feb 5, 2014 03:27 PM

                        Yep, i got all that, m, because that's exactly how i feel about sweetness as well. I think if there were one thing i could change about the prevailing tastes in this huge country of ours, it would be the proclivity for sugar (and after that, salt.)

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                    Klunco RE: opinionatedchef Feb 2, 2014 06:44 PM

                    I thought the sandwich was great. What was not great though was arriving there to them being sold out the first two times we tried to go. Not their fault entirely and I understand limited supply, but the first time we went they sold out by noon! And since they don't offer any other sandwiches on SCS, you are sh** outta luck. We live down the street so strike outs weren't as bad as if we'd driven across town, but if I were driving I would aim to be there by 11 or 11:30 at the latest to make sure you don't make the trip for nothing. Personally I thought the cheese could be left off, but that's just me.

                    Whether getting up and driving to Brookline Village on a Sunday morning to stand in line for a sandwich is worth it is up to you and your love of a good fried chicken sandwich. I view this in the same light as people pilgrimaging to Shake Shack or In-N-Out in terms of the fact that it's wonderful for what it is but at the end of the day it's not a life-changing meal. I'd say it's definitely worth going once, and you could combine it with a trip to Bazaar, Clear Flour, or Cafe Fixe to justify it even more. If not, I think Cutty's regular menu is absolutely worth a visit.

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                      kenner83 RE: opinionatedchef Feb 3, 2014 06:59 AM

                      Re: the bagel question, unfortunately no chance of getting one on Sunday. They are consistently sold out by mid-morning on Saturday.

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                        Allstonian RE: kenner83 Feb 3, 2014 07:46 AM

                        Yep, the guy behind me got the last two "everythings" and it wasn't quite 9:30 yet. (Also, you may always toast your bagels, but I'm sincerely not sure that these would be edible when day-old.)

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                          newyorker1 RE: Allstonian Feb 3, 2014 12:40 PM

                          Funny that - I in turn was behind the guy who got the last two everythings, this past Saturday. For a moment I thought the person at the register said they were out of salmon, but thankfully that was not the case.

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                        mkfisher RE: opinionatedchef Feb 3, 2014 06:59 AM

                        Definitely no leftover bagels. Those are usually gone by 10am on Friday and Saturday.

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                          Gordough RE: mkfisher Feb 4, 2014 07:28 AM

                          If they run out of bagels, give the breakfast sandwich a shot. It's easily one of the 2 or 3 best in town in my opinion. Right up there with Area Four and Mike and Patty's

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                            mkfisher RE: Gordough Feb 4, 2014 12:43 PM

                            That is high praise comparing it to A4. Will definitely have to give it a shot even if there are bagels left.

                        2. opinionatedchef RE: opinionatedchef Feb 9, 2014 01:40 AM

                          Bump. Today is the day )

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                            Bellachefa RE: opinionatedchef Feb 9, 2014 02:33 PM

                            I get the comments on the sweet role.

                            I liked it a lot. A once in a blue moon treat.

                            1. hungrytommy RE: opinionatedchef Feb 9, 2014 03:55 PM

                              For anyone who was there can you say what time you got there and how long you had to wait in line? More importantly how long were you in line outside? This isn't quite waiting-in-line weather to me. But maybe it will be a nice day on March 2 when they do it again.


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                                teezeetoo RE: hungrytommy Feb 9, 2014 04:25 PM

                                can't speak to the sandwich but have finally gotten the bagels. On a Friday at 11:45 there was no line. At 11:55 there was a line out the door. Shared a pretzel bagel and an everything. Both were very good. However, at 2.50 a bagel, this isn't a dozen for brunch. And they are still too big, the downfall of all bagels pretty much except for the ones at Great Barrington Bagel Company.

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                                  Nolapants RE: hungrytommy Feb 9, 2014 06:10 PM

                                  At 10:50 the line was about three storefronts long, but it moved quickly. I bet we had our food in 20 minutes.

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                                    Bellachefa RE: hungrytommy Feb 10, 2014 04:33 PM

                                    9:45 Line kept growing, once opened, line moved quickly, leaving, line was down the block.

                                    the chocolate cake had a nice salty undertone.

                                  2. opinionatedchef RE: opinionatedchef Mar 1, 2014 04:21 PM

                                    TOMORROW, MARCH 2ND is next date for this.

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                                      Bellachefa RE: opinionatedchef Mar 2, 2014 04:07 AM

                                      Today is chicken sunday again. H is going back for one.

                                      1. opinionatedchef RE: opinionatedchef Apr 4, 2014 09:00 PM

                                        The next Cluckin' Sunday is April 6th.

                                        But i may be more interested in the Spuckie, listed as one of Zagat's 9 best Boston sandwiches right now. Anyone have opinion? It sure photographs well.


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                                          kimfair1 RE: opinionatedchef Apr 6, 2014 11:36 AM

                                          I've had the spuckie sandwich at Cutty's, and enjoyed it very much. Still need to try the chicken sandwich some Sunday, though.

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                                            Klunco RE: opinionatedchef Apr 7, 2014 08:51 AM

                                            I have yet to try the regular spuckie but often get the eggplant spuckie and would highly recommend giving it a try. Nice tender eggplant with olive/carrot salad, milky mozzarella, olive oil, and a wonderful chewy bread.

                                            One of the things that really impresses me about Cutty's is that their vegetarian sandwiches are unique, well thought out, and stand up to their meat based sandwiches.

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                                              opinionatedchef RE: Klunco Apr 7, 2014 11:02 AM

                                              yes, that's great to know. and now I have the luck of being fairly close to pennypacker's, who also do some amazing veg and non veg sdwches, some oddly(?) mirroring those at cutty's. delicious nonethetheless. Thx, k.

                                          2. opinionatedchef RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2014 01:17 AM

                                            THIS SUNDAY - MAY 4th!
                                            It has always been the 1st Sunday of Every Month, but their website doesn't list any dates past May 4th, for some reason.

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                                              Allstonian RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2014 04:41 AM

                                              That would be because they don't usually do it during the summer months.

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                                                Infomaniac RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2014 04:56 AM

                                                Have you even been there yet to try it?

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                                                  opinionatedchef RE: Infomaniac May 2, 2014 02:31 PM

                                                  nope. i'm NEVer up early enough.

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                                                  catsmeow RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2014 04:57 AM

                                                  Last year, May was their last one until Sept. I got 2-3 extra chicken breasts and froze them to get me through the summer. They heated up well on the oven rack with foil on the rack under them.

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                                                    Labrys7502 RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2014 05:29 AM

                                                    We are going to try it this weekend for the first time. Planning on getting there early. Glad we made the decision to do it this month as it looks like they are not doing it for the summer. Hope it lives up to the hype.

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