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Feb 2, 2014 12:16 AM

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

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

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      1. re: hungrytommy

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

      2. 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. 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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          1. re: maillard

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

            1. re: maillard

              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?


              1. re: opinionatedchef

                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.

                1. re: Infomaniac

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

                  1. re: Infomaniac

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

                    1. re: Infomaniac

                      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.

                    2. re: opinionatedchef

                      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.

                      1. re: maillard

                        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.)

                  2. 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.